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5.8

Mixed or average reviews- based on 87 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 46 out of 87
  2. Negative: 17 out of 87
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  1. Jan 21, 2012
    0
    Never before has a movie been so lifeless and pointless.
    Nothing happens in this movie, it's a meet-cute scene dragged out for seven and a half hours (however long this movie was - it felt like ten days).
    This movie is made for people who can't be bothered with learning plot details or focus on characterizations. This movie is literally "Tom Hanks playing what we think Tom Hanks is really
    Never before has a movie been so lifeless and pointless.
    Nothing happens in this movie, it's a meet-cute scene dragged out for seven and a half hours (however long this movie was - it felt like ten days).

    This movie is made for people who can't be bothered with learning plot details or focus on characterizations. This movie is literally "Tom Hanks playing what we think Tom Hanks is really like doing Tom Hanks like activities while occasionally that nice girl from the movie about that hooker shows up"

    It also has a manic pixie girl as a potential love interest misdirect. One you will not fall for because of the entirely not a threat boyfriend who doesn't even pose a speed bump to the plot . This is a movie for people who love all day hour long tv show marathons (like Law and Order.) You literally could come into this movie mid way through and pick up on it without knowing a single thing about it. My grandmother would have loved this movie.

    If you want to see a slightly more daring and enjoyable take on this please check out Will Farrel's Everything Must Go which examines a character at similar crossroads.
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  2. Jul 2, 2011
    0
    Conventionally dull. "Larry Crowne" attempts to make a statement about the economy, the times, and second time around" relationships,and film fails on almost every level., Straddled with a contrived and shallow script, the cast and crew struggles, and fails, to bring life to an empty vessel. Writer Nia Vardolos may be a "one race pony", but Hanks and Roberts can do so much better than this.
  3. Dec 31, 2011
    3
    Hey Julia Roberts and Tom Hanks you already know they'll be good and have chemistry. Yes they had chemistry, but they weren't funny, charming. They were just really boring leads. Which also lead to a boring movie which might have been better if it was in high school with teenagers which it felt like the whole time. I give this movie 29%
  4. Jul 5, 2011
    3
    Reasons to watch this movie-
    Your dumb
    Your braindead
    Your torturing yourself
    Your high
    Your drunk
    Your torturing yourself
    If you answered none of the above then don't go watch this movie.
  5. Jul 9, 2011
    3
    The plot is a mess, the story is riddled with useless characters, and the movie as a whole is boring. I came into it thinking "Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts, can't be bad." Well, it can.
  6. Sep 1, 2014
    3
    There's something bizarre about Larry Crowne. I expected the film to be touching or charming in the ways that romantic comedies thrive. The audience was largely neglected as the film continued to ramble on.
  7. Mar 11, 2013
    0
    Some films sacrifice realism for action, or vice versa. This endless, pointless, mindless tripe somehow manages to be both as fanciful and as boring as anything I've ever seen. If you haven't left your house or seen a film in several years, maybe you'll be able to tolerate it. I couldn't.
  8. Aug 31, 2013
    3
    Not a good movie at all!!! One of Tom Hanks' worst pictures!! Horrible!! Awful! Some time, they have to stop making films like this one. It's only wasting of money!!
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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
  1. Reviewed by: Peter Travers
    Jul 7, 2011
    25
    Larry Crowne is more than a missed opportunity. It's alarmingly, depressingly out of touch.
  2. Reviewed by: Rex Reed
    Jul 5, 2011
    25
    Congenial is the word for Larry Crowne, but it's as flat as an ironing board.
  3. Reviewed by: Anthony Lane
    Jul 4, 2011
    40
    Larry Crowne is worryingly light on laughs, yet it never dares to worry too much about the plight of its central figure. [11 & 18 July 2011, p.100]