Leap Year

Metascore
33

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 30 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 30
  2. Negative: 13 out of 30

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Critic Reviews

  1. Amy Adams is such a likable actress that she makes the romantic comedy Leap Year worth watching even though we’ve seen it all before.
  2. A by-the-numbers romantic comedy as predictable as it is cloying.
  3. 50
    We believe the dislike at the onset but not the romance at the payoff. And that's a major flaw.
  4. 50
    As modern rom-coms go, this is trite but relatively painless.
  5. Usually Amy Adams can work all kinds of magic with her wide-eyed gaze and wistful smile. But these attributes aren't assets here, they are distancing devices.
  6. Reviewed by: Claudia Puig
    50
    Where it should be light and graceful, Leap Year trips and thuds.
  7. Virtually every word and plot turn is insincere, manufactured, unfelt and dishonest, and its portrayal of people demonstrates either an ignorance of human behavior or a disdain for truth.
  8. 50
    The "Made of Honor" screenwriters don't deliver enough jokes or feisty exchanges between the ill-matched traveling companions.
  9. In Hollywood, it’s all about the concept, and some studio executive must have thought it would be fun to watch Adams slogging around in the Irish mud. Unfortunately, there’s no accounting for taste.
  10. 42
    There isn’t a spontaneous or unpredictable moment in this loving, perversely reverent homage to rom-com, road-movie, and mismatched-romance conventions.
  11. 40
    Leap Year belongs to the Prada backlash subgenre of women's pictures--epitomized by "The Proposal"--in which smart, stylish women must be muddied, abased, ridiculed, and degraded in order to get their man.
  12. Reviewed by: Dennis Harvey
    40
    Pleasant enough overall, if also somewhat gratingly old-fashioned.
  13. An uneven romantic comedy that feels as fresh as a hunk of week-old soda bread.
  14. Nobody here brings their A-game, denying us the pleasure of what Adams and director Anand Tucker could create together.
User Score
6.1

Generally favorable reviews- based on 63 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 17
  2. Negative: 3 out of 17
  1. Sep 1, 2015
    9
    Amy Adams is great as the hilarious 'con artist' Anna! She really made the movie lively and fun. Slightly clichéd here and there, but with aAmy Adams is great as the hilarious 'con artist' Anna! She really made the movie lively and fun. Slightly clichéd here and there, but with a striking message and the gorgeous backdrop of Ireland. A very well-done romantic comedy! Full Review »
  2. Dec 8, 2012
    4
    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,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 »
  3. Lyn
    Feb 26, 2011
    1
    Think of the dumbest Jennifer Aniston "romantic comedy" you've seen. This one is dumber. What a waste of the lovely Amy Adams -- with unfunnyThink 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 »