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41

Mixed or average reviews - based on 41 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 41
  2. Negative: 9 out of 41
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  1. Reviewed by: Rene Rodriguez
    Jul 2, 2011
    75
    The film seems simple and facile at a glance, but these characters and their dilemmas stay with you. These days, any of us could suddenly be Larry Crowne.
  2. Reviewed by: Lou Lumenick
    Jul 1, 2011
    75
    If you're looking for a movie you can take your parents or young children to without fear of embarrassment or the need for endless explanations, this is the one.
  3. Reviewed by: Calvin Wilson
    Jun 30, 2011
    75
    It's simply an opportunity to spend time with characters who may lack depth but are fun to watch.
  4. Reviewed by: Pete Hammond
    Jun 29, 2011
    70
    This charmer about late middle-aged renaissance is pertinent for these times and a perfect summer comedy for grown-ups looking to escape robots and superheroes.
  5. Reviewed by: Steve Persall
    Jun 29, 2011
    67
    The pleasant surprises in Larry Crowne come from its side characters.
  6. Reviewed by: Mike Scott
    Jul 1, 2011
    63
    Breezy but forgettable.
  7. Reviewed by: Claudia Puig
    Jun 30, 2011
    63
    Hanks directs with assurance. Perhaps if he had teamed with a more agile writer, less given to cheesy yuck-fests, Larry Crowne would be the nuanced adult love story it aims to be.
  8. Reviewed by: James Berardinelli
    Jun 30, 2011
    63
    Larry Crowne should not be mistaken for a masterpiece. It is summer entertainment: genial, undemanding, lightweight.
  9. Reviewed by: Steven Rea
    Jun 30, 2011
    63
    Too cute for its own good, Larry Crowne is nonetheless hard to dislike.
  10. Reviewed by: Roger Moore
    Jun 30, 2011
    63
    A perfectly pleasant but fluffy, inconsequential romantic comedy.
User Score
5.8

Mixed or average reviews- based on 87 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 36
  2. Negative: 8 out of 36
  1. Jul 5, 2011
    10
    This was a sweet, uplifting, optimistic movie, well-cast and well-acted. It could perhaps have been a little more dynamic, but it wasThis was a sweet, uplifting, optimistic movie, well-cast and well-acted. It could perhaps have been a little more dynamic, but it was entertaining, and I could believe that Tom Hanks would get the girl :) Full Review »
  2. Jul 3, 2011
    9
    This movie doesn't have giant robots. There are no dinosaurs. There aren't even any big sharks. If you're looking for these, you're in theThis movie doesn't have giant robots. There are no dinosaurs. There aren't even any big sharks. If you're looking for these, you're in the wrong theatre. Go back and ask the ticket taker where you should be. There is no spectacle, because this is a movie for adults. There are just ordinary characters struggling to make sense of the curve balls life has thrown them. It's a comedy so no one struggles to mightily, but Tom Hanks looks quite nice in his jeans, thank you, provided by one of his new community college cohorts. But what makes him sexy, really sexy? Not the buns as on the throwaway "post-feminist" character of Carly Spencer in Transformers who does less in her role than women having been doing in movies since movies began. What makes him really sexy? He's a genteman. He can keep a secret. And that, just that quiet thing and the things like it are what make this movie tick. The bots are in Theatre 7 and 8 and 9, but Larry is right at home. Full Review »
  3. Jul 2, 2011
    9
    This is a fun, and in a way inspiring movie. It doesn't try to make any statements, or to be something bigger than it is. It is charmingThis is a fun, and in a way inspiring movie. It doesn't try to make any statements, or to be something bigger than it is. It is charming with friendships and people rallying around each other. It is fun to see how one guy can help a classroom come alive. It is fun to see how diverse people can accept and support someone just by liking and serving them. Something doesn't have to make some deep point to be great fun and charming. Tom is an incredibly likable guy and changes the world by making people feel better by seeing him. Full Review »