Liberal Arts

Metascore
55

Mixed or average reviews - based on 24 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 24
  2. Negative: 2 out of 24

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Critic Reviews

  1. Reviewed by: Kyle Smith
    Sep 13, 2012
    38
    Liberal Arts comes to us produced by Josh Radnor. Written by Josh Radnor. Starring Josh Radnor. Josh Radnor is much like Woody Allen, except for the talent.
  2. Reviewed by: Mark Jenkins
    Sep 14, 2012
    30
    Jesse's nobility is one of the primary reasons Liberal Arts is so hard to take.
User Score
7.4

Generally favorable reviews- based on 50 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Jun 15, 2015
    6
    For me, Liberal Art is promising story held back by its leading character, Jesse. Jesse is a naive 35 year old college graduate that we'reFor me, Liberal Art is promising story held back by its leading character, Jesse. Jesse is a naive 35 year old college graduate that we're supposed to find charming and intelligent, but I found him irritating. The supporting cast seemed more genuine in their humanity than he did. Jesse was more like the idea of a man than an actual one. So, I'm left with mixed feelings about this film. Elizabeth Olsen's character was fun to watch. In fact, she is more of a leading character in this movie than Jesse could ever hope to be. Full Review »
  2. Nov 13, 2014
    8
    "Liberal Arts" 10 Scale Rating: 7.5 (Very Good) ...

    The Good: Quirky and chock full of college nostalgia for thirty-somethings, "Liberal
    "Liberal Arts" 10 Scale Rating: 7.5 (Very Good) ...

    The Good: Quirky and chock full of college nostalgia for thirty-somethings, "Liberal Arts" was easy for me to relate to. While Radnor was mostly serviceable, Elizabeth Olsen and Richard Jenkins turn in fantastic performances, especially Jenkins. Not laugh out loud funny but witty and clever enough to be chuckle-worthy with entertaining dialogue.

    The Bad: One character in particular (played by Zac Efron) was very random and missed the target. He was put in to be some sort of comic relief and seemed out of place. Radnor himself was decent, but he always seems to be the same guy in everything I see him in ... Ted Mosby, architect from "How I Met Your Mother". He just seems to lack the range to play anyone else.
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  3. May 11, 2014
    7
    somewhat surreal but enlightening story. It elaborates the people whose lives were overturned through some groundbreaking experience that aresomewhat surreal but enlightening story. It elaborates the people whose lives were overturned through some groundbreaking experience that are inevitable in ones' path of life: retirement, unrequited love..... Overall the movie worth time. Full Review »