Metascore
79

Generally favorable reviews - based on 45 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 37 out of 45
  2. Negative: 1 out of 45
  1. Reviewed by: James Berardinelli
    Sep 29, 2013
    63
    The film's dramatic underpinning and the way it addresses impending empty nest syndrome are solid but the comedy varies from mildly amusing to achingly awful.
  2. Reviewed by: Lou Lumenick
    Sep 30, 2013
    75
    The film also drags a bit toward the end, but neither of these is a major flaw in a movie with more funny lines than in most of Allen’s movies these days — not to mention a saner, clearer moral perspective.
  3. Reviewed by: Peter Travers
    Sep 19, 2013
    88
    It sounds like rom-com hell. And it would be if Gandolfini and Louis-Dreyfus weren't such an appealing pair of misfits. It's a pleasure just to watch them spar.
  4. Reviewed by: Mick LaSalle
    Sep 26, 2013
    50
    Neither does it help that, despite the wit and literacy of Enough Sad, its form is straight out of a teen romance: A cool kid starts dating someone less cool, and then engages in some elaborate deception that, if found out, will threaten the progress of young love. The funny thing is, if Enough Said were converted wholesale into a high school romance, the characters' behavior might ring more true.
  5. Reviewed by: Ty Burr
    Sep 26, 2013
    100
    You could argue that Gandolfini doesn’t have enough screen time, but what’s there is, as they say, cherce. The scenes in which Albert and Eva get to know each other are delightful miniatures of emotional intimacy, two bruised romantics amazed to find someone still on their wavelength.
  6. Reviewed by: Joe Morgenstern
    Sep 26, 2013
    90
    I can't say enough about the way Enough Said keeps its scintillating sense of humor as it grows deeper and more affecting.
  7. Reviewed by: Kenneth Turan
    Sep 18, 2013
    90
    One of the pleasures of Enough Said is watching Louis-Dreyfus and Gandolfini, two well-known performers only Holofcener would think of putting together, come alive both as individuals and the two halves of a relationship.
  8. Reviewed by: Claudia Puig
    Sep 17, 2013
    100
    It's clever, farcical and offers wry social commentary. With its heartfelt performances, intelligent writing and subtle humor, this is easily one of the most perceptive and engaging movies of the year.
  9. Reviewed by: Steven Rea
    Sep 27, 2013
    100
    The first date that James Gandolfini and Julia Louis-Dreyfus embark on in Enough Said - has to be one of the great getting-to-know-you encounters in movie history.
  10. Reviewed by: A.O. Scott
    Sep 17, 2013
    100
    Line for line, scene for scene, it is one of the best-written American film comedies in recent memory and an implicit rebuke to the raunchy, sloppy spectacles of immaturity that have dominated the genre in recent years.
  11. Reviewed by: Lawrence Toppman
    Sep 26, 2013
    83
    The result is one of the most honest recent comedies about romances that flourish, marriages that totter and the difficulties of raising children with the right blend of respect, discipline and support.
  12. Reviewed by: Michael Phillips
    Sep 26, 2013
    75
    Despite the movie's limitations, it's very satisfying to watch Louis-Dreyfus and Gandolfini enjoy each other's company on screen, as characters, because it's satisfying to watch them enjoy each other's company as performers.
  13. Reviewed by: Todd McCarthy
    Sep 13, 2013
    80
    This is Holofcener’s sweet spot, the depiction of the emotional confusions, self-deceptions, uncertainties and misguided decisions that can cloud and get the better of otherwise bright, aware people, especially the female characters she tends to specialize in.
  14. Reviewed by: Andrew O'Hehir
    Sep 19, 2013
    80
    On first viewing, I conclude that Enough Said is irresistible, and demands a second (and third) viewing right away.
  15. Reviewed by: Liam Lacey
    Sep 27, 2013
    75
    Enough Said confirms filmmaker Nicole Holofcener’s status as one of America’s best stealth satirists.
  16. Reviewed by: Joe Neumaier
    Sep 18, 2013
    60
    Enough Said doesn’t have the intimacy of Holofcener’s “Walking and Talking” or “Lovely & Amazing,” but it still cuts close the bone. Often so close we have to smile in self-defense.
  17. Reviewed by: Ann Hornaday
    Sep 27, 2013
    100
    Feisty, funny, fizzy and deeply wise, Enough Said sparkles within and without, just like the rare gem that it is.
  18. Reviewed by: Nathan Rabin
    Sep 18, 2013
    50
    Gandolfini delivers a funny, poignant performance befitting a great actor. It’s heartbreaking that the film doesn’t measure up to his exemplary turn.
  19. 80
    This is one of the last Gandolfini performances, and it’s the ultimate proof that he could change his look and sound and rhythm without losing the source of his power: the connection to that inner baby ever starved for love and nourishment.
  20. Reviewed by: Bill Goodykoontz
    Sep 26, 2013
    90
    You may or may not be surprised by developments here, but it doesn’t really matter. What does is the honesty of the characters and the absolute delight it is to spend time with them.
  21. Reviewed by: Bill Goodykoontz
    Sep 26, 2013
    90
    You may or may not be surprised by developments here, but it doesn’t really matter. What does is the honesty of the characters and the absolute delight it is to spend time with them.
  22. Reviewed by: Connie Ogle
    Sep 26, 2013
    88
    If only more romantic comedies played out as charmingly and perceptively as this one.
  23. Reviewed by: Mike Scott
    Sep 27, 2013
    60
    Enough Said isn't without the occasional minor formulaic element or the odd narrative contrivance here and there (starting, it must be said, with its very setup). It is, after all, a romantic comedy.
  24. Reviewed by: Marc Mohan
    Sep 26, 2013
    83
    There seems to be less acting going on and more being, which not only makes this an enormously affecting penultimate performance (Gandolfini’s final film, “Animal Rescue,” will be released next year), but reinforces the brilliance of the darker work for which he will no doubt remain best known.
  25. Reviewed by: David Denby
    Oct 6, 2013
    90
    It's a movie that approaches novelistic richness. [7 Oct. 2013, p. 89]
  26. Reviewed by: Justin Chang
    Sep 13, 2013
    70
    Enough Said may be her cleanest, most polished and broadly funny effort to date; its emotional generosity is undeniable, but so is its tendency to smooth over some of the hard, brittle edges that have been the more interesting hallmarks of Holofcener’s work.
  27. Reviewed by: Eric Kohn
    Sep 17, 2013
    91
    Gandolfini deserves an Oscar for Enough Said not because it's the culmination of everything that came before it but rather because it goes in a completely different direction. And his least characteristic achievement is also one of his best.
  28. Reviewed by: Steve Persall
    Sep 25, 2013
    83
    The role of Albert in Nicole Holofcener's Enough Said is closer to who the man was, and who the actor seldom got the chance to play: bearish yet soft-spoken, a self-confessed slob with a soul bigger than his gut. There's warmth pouring from those slitted eyes, loosening up guarded smiles as Albert takes a chance on love again.
  29. 75
    Apparently at Holofcener’s urging, Dreyfus just tends to overwhelm the movie with her regular, if charming, bag of tricks, as if that’s enough. And it isn’t.
  30. Reviewed by: Rex Reed
    Sep 17, 2013
    75
    Although Enough Said never really surmounts its TV sitcom style and structure, the director provides a nuanced entertainment that is enjoyable. She is aided beyond measure by the charisma of her two stars — especially Mr. Gandolfini, who reveals a side of himself we’ve never seen before.
  31. Reviewed by: Stephanie Zacharek
    Sep 17, 2013
    90
    Louis-Dreyfus and Gandolfini are lovely together, though her character is the sharper-edged of the two. It's Gandolfini's Albert, soft-hearted and soft-bellied, who suffers more. Gandolfini takes the movie's small, offhand jokes and intensifies them.
  32. Reviewed by: Susan Wloszczyna
    Sep 20, 2013
    75
    The director was smart enough to take a trait that often caused an actor to be be typecast as a menacing figure and turn it into a strength.
  33. Reviewed by: Mary Pols
    Sep 19, 2013
    80
    A wry and moving look at a time in life that tends to get short shrift in U.S. cinema.
  34. Reviewed by: Richard Roeper
    Sep 26, 2013
    88
    Gandolfini is effortlessly, quietly great.
  35. Reviewed by: A.A. Dowd
    Sep 18, 2013
    75
    Sharp as the dialogue is, it’s hard to imagine any of this working as well without the late, great Gandolfini.
  36. Reviewed by: Ella Taylor
    Sep 20, 2013
    75
    If the sum of Enough Said is less than its parts — and really, the midlife challenges here are pretty small potatoes — the movie does have some lovely grace notes that add up to an astute observation of the symbiosis of single mothers and their daughters.
  37. Reviewed by: Kevin Jagernauth
    Sep 13, 2013
    83
    Enough Said is another tremendously well crafted, intelligent dramedy about people, with complicated lives, who make bad decisions trying to do the right thing.
  38. Reviewed by: Jordan Hoffman
    Sep 13, 2013
    60
    While there are some okay side stories (stuff with the daughters and daughters’ friends) it kinda feels like attending a dinner party and checking in on the first world problems of a friend you kinda like, but don’t like enough to ask any follow up questions.
  39. Reviewed by: Chris Nashawaty
    Sep 11, 2013
    91
    It shows us how rare love is — and how we need to grab it and not let it go.
  40. Reviewed by: Chris Cabin
    Sep 18, 2013
    38
    Enough can't be said about how the late James Gandolfini comes so close to saving writer-director Nicole Holofcener's latest articulation of white suburban anxieties.
  41. Reviewed by: Dana Stevens
    Sep 20, 2013
    80
    A wonderful movie, observant and hilarious and full of sad and beautiful truths.
  42. Reviewed by: James Mottram
    Oct 21, 2013
    60
    Assured, adult filmmaking from a writer/director who knows her way around the ups and downs of relationships.
  43. Reviewed by: Cath Clarke
    Oct 15, 2013
    80
    Nicole Holofcener has a reputation for making Woody Allen-ish chick-flicks. Which sounds like a snidey compliment. Enough Said is her best yet.
  44. Reviewed by: Sam Adams
    Sep 17, 2013
    80
    While most film romances feel like a fait accompli, Enough Said’s tentative fumblings toward bliss require, and merit, fighting for; its wanderings are never less than pleasant and its final moments pack surprising emotional power.
  45. Reviewed by: Paul MacInnes
    Sep 13, 2013
    60
    All in all a comedy that starts out like a pudding made of first world problems ends up warming your heart and that is in no small part down to the strength of its two leads. As a final act, it's a touching one.
User Score
7.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 96 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 30
  2. Negative: 3 out of 30
  1. Sep 20, 2013
    8
    Julia Louis-Dreyfus is REALLY good in this movie. She dials back the extreme version of herself that she trots out for Veep (which I also enjoy) and shows a vulnerable side which is touching. Gandolfini is solid and serves his purpose, but it's not his movie. Keener also goes through the motions here and does her standard nice work. I want to call out Ben Falcone, who is hilarious in this film, and the greenlighters need to put him in a starring role. Full Review »
  2. Jul 21, 2014
    6
    Shocking and very Sad was the death of James Gandolfini about a year ago.

    As is the case with Surprise endings, there is More to be Said!


    Mr. Gandolfini has a number of 'last films' to see.

    I've seen a few of these last films, this one is bitter/sweet with a romance with Julia Louis-Dreyfus, which is interesting casting to say the least.

    In the film Gandolfini's EX-WIFE, a poet is somewhat of a **** about him... calling him fat a slob and sorta stupid.

    What Man isn't, I say to her!

    Still and though it's good to see Gandolfini one last time...

    VERDICT: SWAN SONG/67 OF 100
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  3. Jul 16, 2014
    9
    From the director who always portray women's perspective of stories. Sadly, it was one of the final movie of James Gandolfini. He just came and go in his movie that I did not noticed him till 'Welcome to the Riley'. I praised his performance in that flick and again he was so great in this movie, I totally impressed. This movie is about the divorced parents and their second chance to commit in a relationship. Very nicely and realistically told story which had plenty of humor.

    Eva, a middle aged single mother who works as a masseuse meets a divorced man, Albert at a party. It all starts as a casual meeting, then they begin to find similarities. Especially whose first marriage was broke and now they regret for that. So cautiously move their relationship to the next level who are desperately looking to work it out. In the end, every relationship got faults and how they are going to keep it going patching all the flaws is what the story explains.

    ‘‘I know this sounds corny... But you broke my heart.’’

    I found it so good. When there are no popular actors, then it must be a B movie or television movie, but in this case it is hard to differentiate. It was top class in all the category. A specially made flick for middle aged people. It was a romantic-comedy, but make us contemplate back to our life. The lead pair was excellent together, perhaps chemistry between them worked out. This kind of low budget with not so popular actors won't do great commercial business, but get appreciated in a small circle gives a fine support for future similar projects.

    Beside Gandolfini, Julia Louis-Dreyfus as well enchanted with her spellbind performance. She can make a good actress with story like this than being only a television star. She's not too far from taking a fine position like what Julia Roberts, and others doing now. I would love to see her again in a major flicks. This movie is not for everyone and I don't think teens (not every teen) would enjoy it than adults. It speaks about the life, the modern life crisis who faced divorce unintentionally. In one word, it is a beautiful portrait.
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