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6.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 4 Ratings

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Metascore
44

Mixed or average reviews - based on 11 Critics

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  1. Positive: 1 out of 11
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  1. Reviewed by: Brad Slager
    60
    Two things make this worthwhile: The realistic relationship between Elliot and Richard, and Pantoliano playing against type and actually humanizing a possibly loathsome character.
  2. Reviewed by: David Rooney
    60
    While Second Best is mildly engaging thanks largely to an appealingly self-effacing turn from Joe Pantoliano, writer-director Eric Weber's script could have used an extra polish or two.
  3. Sloppy but smart-enough-to-make-you-squirm comedy.