Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 30 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 30
  2. Negative: 13 out of 30
  1. The scenery's nice. But once you've said the scenery's nice, you're no longer talking about a movie worth talking about.
  2. 38
    Rent "Enchanted" with Adams, and watch Goode as Colin Firth's boyfriend in his other current movie, "A Single Man."
  3. 38
    It’s unclear what Amy Adams did to deserve Leap Year, but all that’s missing from the movie is a set of jailhouse bars over her scenes.
  4. 30
    If only Leap Year were an anomaly, the kind of picture that comes along only once every four years. Instead, it's yet more evidence that romantic comedies are only getting worse.
  5. 25
    Rich in cliché and brimming with the sort of potent idiocy that can only be found in January-release romantic comedies, Leap Year manages to do every possible thing wrong.
  6. At least Adams and Goode are always watchable, even when you occasionally feel embarrassed for them.
  7. On the plus side, the Irish landscape is gorgeous, and Scott and John Lithgow are amusing in small roles. But Goode barely makes an effort, so Adams' frantic exertions feel especially disheartening
  8. Reviewed by: Anna Smith
    Rubbish. Irish eyes will be hard pressed to grimace, let alone smile.
  9. Reviewed by: Aaron Hillis
    Why, pray tell, do we not get a four-year break between generic, charmless and sexist rom-coms like this on our side of the pond?
  10. Reviewed by: Staff (Not credited)
    A retread of just about every rom-com cliche ever turned.
  11. 10
    What makes Leap Year so singularly dispiriting is precisely that it is bad without distinction -- so witless, charmless and unimaginative that it can be described as a movie only in a strictly technical sense.
  12. 0
    This film is unquestionably the most unromantic and downright despairing romcom since "Made of Honor" or, possibly, "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?"
User Score

Mixed or average reviews- based on 46 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 16
  2. Negative: 3 out of 16
  1. Dec 8, 2012
    While I'm okay with this film and Amy Adams is my favorite actress, I must admit that this is not one of her best films. It's okay at best, typical rom-com. Full Review »
  2. Lyn
    Feb 26, 2011
    Think of the dumbest Jennifer Aniston "romantic comedy" you've seen. This one is dumber. What a waste of the lovely Amy Adams -- with unfunny slapstick, a senseless plot and no chemistry at all between the leads. I wasn't expecting much, but thought that a little Irish scenery might at least make it somewhat enjoyable. I was wrong. Full Review »
  3. Dec 26, 2010
    Although predictable and a little dry, it does display Ireland's beautiful countryside and Adams and Goode are charming in their roles but deserve better. Full Review »