Metascore
65

Generally favorable reviews - based on 7 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 7
  2. Negative: 1 out of 7
  1. Reviewed by: Emma Myers
    Jan 26, 2014
    83
    Drawing from the wellspring of her own life, Forbes' agile tone allows the film to indulge in heartbreak and humor with equal measure.
  2. Reviewed by: Joshua Rothkopf
    Jan 26, 2014
    80
    Ruffalo, a master of rumpled befuddlement, finds his signature role here—it can't be overstated how deftly he eases into the tricky creation, a blue-blooded slacker who aches when the world won't hug him back.
  3. Reviewed by: Amber Wilkinson
    Jan 26, 2014
    80
    Forbes has a delicate but unsentimental approach, which gives her film the same infectious energy that blesses and curses Cameron. The end result feels good without feeling superficial.
  4. Reviewed by: Justin Chang
    Jan 26, 2014
    80
    Forbes brings a marvelous warmth and specificity to this story of a mixed-race family struggling to survive, aided considerably by one of Mark Ruffalo’s richest, most appealing performances.
  5. Reviewed by: John DeFore
    Jan 26, 2014
    60
    A feel-good picture that is a little less affecting than it might have been, but is entertaining enough.
  6. Reviewed by: Henry Barnes
    Jan 26, 2014
    40
    Infinitely Polar Bear is heartfelt and honest, but it's too cute by half.
  7. Reviewed by: James Rocchi
    Jan 26, 2014
    33
    Forbes’ script simply cannot make the things she lived through alive for us in anything but the most glib, shallow and contrived way.

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