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  • Summary: What's the most important thing in life? Is it love or is it your career? Is it work or is it your family? Lanie Kerrigan (Jolie) must ponder these questions after a street savant tells her that she will die in seven days. (20th Century Fox)


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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 32
  2. Negative: 18 out of 32
  1. The result is a worthy woman's film and Jolie's best showcase to date.
  2. 63
    Affable, but, as something with more ambition, it disappoints. Herek has once again found the feel-good path to mediocrity.
  3. If the heroine really had seven days left, she wouldn't waste it watching stuff like this.
  4. Reviewed by: Mike Clark
    Life is a crock -- or something like it.
  5. 30
    Director Stephen Herek certainly doesn't come up with anything, and he fails to make the swings between silliness and schmaltz smoothly.
  6. 25
    Delivered with all the subtlety of a steel-toe boot, you may be galled that you've wasted nearly two hours of your own precious life with this silly little puddle of a movie.
  7. Wall Street Journal
    Reviewed by: Joe Morgenstern
    Every now and then, though, a movie comes up with a scene of surpassing stupidity, and then builds from that defining moment to a climax of perfect ineptitude. Life or Something Like It is such an achievement.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 3
  2. Negative: 1 out of 3


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