Love & Sex


Mixed or average reviews - based on 26 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 26
  2. Negative: 4 out of 26

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Critic Reviews

  1. The script negates anything heartfelt with its flippant, almost vulgar tone.
  2. Reviewed by: Jay Carr
    Brightly sidesteps the cliches that cling to the genre like barnacles and reinvents a lot of the old moves.
  3. 50
    Might be fun for younger teenagers who want to be reassured that people in their 30s still behave like younger teenagers.
  4. 50
    What we have here is the cinematic equivalent of a dead shark.
  5. The Dutch born Janssen sparkles serenely.
  6. Reviewed by: Ernest Hardy
    Slick, polished to perfection, derivative and stripped of any of the real quirks or idiosyncrasies that make a romantic comedy fly.
  7. 50
    Janssen proves herself an actress of delightful range.
  8. Not quite original enough to make much of a dent in the marketplace, but it shows its stars to advantage.
  9. 63
    Isn't riveting, but it's diverting enough.
  10. 5
    Love & Sex is nothing but pain and suffering.
  11. Watching the movie felt like any number of bad blind dates.
  12. 63
    Generally rises above the easy clichés you find in most such movies.
  13. 42
    There's nothing worse than a sub-par Woody Allen knockoff.
  14. 70
    It's sharply chiseled but not cynical, and that's a delicate line to walk.
  15. It comes down to a pair of appealing performers in a series of bad-relationship skits.
  16. The dialogue is hip, natural and observational.
  17. Breiman brings nothing new or insightful or even all that clever, for that matter, to the familiar questions of love and sex.
  18. Reviewed by: David Edelstein
    I also thrilled to identify with a male lead (Jon Favreau) who's as brilliant and crazy and self-absorbed as Woody Allen or Albert Brooks but whose self-absorption doesn't shape and color everything else in the movie.
  19. Slight but bright and charming.
  20. A romantic comedy whose sour take on romance never manages to be comic.
  21. Reviewed by: Mike Clark
    Flimsy little comedy unworthy of its portentous title.
  22. Reviewed by: Todd McCarthy
    Valerie Breiman’s exceedingly slick feature is one of those cutesy items in which the characters talk about nothing but relationships and themselves.
  23. 10
    All solipsistic jaded-Cosmo patter.
  24. 60
    An endearing comic roundelay about the can't-commits.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 20 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 9
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 9
  3. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. MelissaJ.
    May 15, 2006
    This movie was the first guy/girl flick. At least when his buddies aren't around to alter his thoughts.