User Score
5.7

Mixed or average reviews- based on 57 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 31 out of 57
  2. Negative: 15 out of 57

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  1. Jan 18, 2011
    5
    Not terrible but definitely not one I would watch again. McConaughey lost points in my mind after this one. It had some funny moments but far too few.
  2. Nov 8, 2012
    3
    In order for romantic cheese to appeal to me, it either has to be funny, or least feature a likable enough actress to where I care whether they find happiness or not. It's not funny, and Sarah Jessica Parker looks like a horse.
  3. Oct 12, 2013
    5
    It`s an ok movie, with a unique twist, but it failed to Launch anything to grab my attention for to long.I think it`s worth watching, but it`s just an avr. Romance/comedy flick.I will say more original than most.
Metascore
47

Mixed or average reviews - based on 31 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 31
  2. Negative: 8 out of 31
  1. McConaughey and Parker get stranded with thanklessly predictable scenes, while Zooey Deschanel, Kathy Bates and Terry Bradshaw garner the film's few laughs.
  2. Reviewed by: Brian Lowry
    60
    An especially slight romantic comedy whose modest charms are derived largely from its supporting players.
  3. Reviewed by: Robert Wilonsky
    50
    Failure to Launch has all the gravitas of a midseason-replacement sitcom.