Overwhelming dislike - based on 21 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 21
  2. Negative: 17 out of 21
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  1. 63
    Comes across as a lame wannabe - a romantic comedy that lacks the level of outrageousness necessary to elevate it about the countless trite entries into the bloated genre.
  2. A mundane sitcom with feature pretensions, the kind where the comic "situation" is simply a coat-rack for hanging a rag-tag assortment of inflated sight gags and telegraphed punch lines.
  3. 50
    The distractions are more satisfying than the romantic main course. [23 April 1999, Life, p.8E]
  4. Reviewed by: Tom Meek
    Marceau's effervescence and graceful stature fill the screen wonderfully, even if its a stretch to see her go lip-to-lip with Spade.
  5. Reviewed by: Troy Patterson
    Long on smarm and short on charm.
  6. 30
    In the little war between charm and belligerence that is the real centerpiece of Lost and Found, romantic comedy takes a beating.
  7. Reviewed by: Nicole Arthur
    Spade is no actor. He's a quipper. And his acerbic asides aren't anywhere near funny enough to carry a movie.
  8. 30
    An inoffensive, eminently forgettable bit of fluff.
  9. 25
    In asking us to believe David Spade as a romantic lead, it miscalculates beyond all reason.
  10. An hour into the picture, Spade offers a pretty funny imitation of belter Neil Diamond, but it's a long 60 minutes for such a pitiful payoff.
  11. Why was the sight of scrawny Woody Allen kissing pretty Diane Keaton never revolting, while scrawny David Spade kissing beautiful Sophie Marceau in Lost & Found is the creepiest cinematic sight of the year?
  12. 25
    Such a low-class, low-laughs rip-off that it makes "There's Something About Mary" resemble a Noel Coward comedy of manners. [23 April 1999, Friday, p.A]
  13. A lovestruck Californian kidnaps a neighbor's dog as a way of getting her attention.
  14. Reviewed by: Oliver Jones
    Tumbles off the sick-but-sweet balance beam.
  15. 20
    Even Spade's most dedicated fans would probably be better off staying home and watching a "Just Shoot Me" rerun.
  16. A rancid little nothing of a movie that baldly recycles plot elements of "There's Something About Mary."
  17. Funny for 15 minutes and then fades into mean-spirited cruelty and stupidity.
  18. 10
    Spade proves that he's entirely capable of making unwatchable dreck all by himself.
  19. Reviewed by: Eric Harrison
    All of this points to the two major differences between "Mary" and "Lost": Ben Stiller's character in "Mary" was likable (if pathetic), and "Mary" was sporadically funny.
  20. Reviewed by: Dave Shulman
    Cloying, obnoxious, unfunny, evil, shallow, schadenfreude-wielding, dumb-fuck-fratboy-wants-a-blowjob, sitcom-directed piece of elbow-in-the-rib-till-you-puke-blood, just-connect-the-dots-and-we’ll-all-make-a-lot-of-money-and-nobody-gets-hurt...
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 9 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 2 out of 3
  1. Dec 31, 2012
    This movie was lousy and wasn't made well.