Metascore
51

Mixed or average reviews - based on 16 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 16
  2. Negative: 2 out of 16
  1. Reviewed by: D. W. Smith
    80
    Another astute independent comedy shot on a small budget and boasting high laugh-per-minute ratio. But these are good laughs, not your average sitcom laughs.
  2. Whatever the film lacks in presentation, it makes up for in laughs and ensemble performances that sing.
  3. Reviewed by: Joshua Land
    70
    While lacking a knockout scene, the script is full of solid laughs punctuated with pangs of emotional insight.
  4. What results ultimately plays like a feature-length episode of an HBO comedy series like Sex and the City -- gratuitous nudity and all.
  5. Reviewed by: Ken Fox
    70
    It's not only sexy, clever and well-acted by a fine cast of mostly TV actors, but it's also a grown-up comedyabout honest-to-God grown ups.
  6. Reviewed by: Robert Koehler
    70
    While lacking originality, pic is a case of cogent moviemaking that really knows its business. Traces of early Steven Soderbergh and recent Larry David enhance one of the most satisfying comedies in a fallow season.
  7. 63
    It isn't a successful movie but is sometimes a very interesting one, and there is real charm and comic agility by the two leads.
  8. There is enough discomfort on display to reinforce the cynical adage that sex is God's joke.
  9. 50
    Eventually finds its rhythm with late flashes of dark humor and bedroom hijinks, but it takes too much time to get there.
  10. Reviewed by: Kevin Crust
    50
    Along with the performances, there is a languid truthfulness in some of the dialogue that keeps Seeing Other People from being one of those completely forgettable indie romances that play in perpetuity on cable.
  11. More witty than laugh-out-loud funny.
  12. 40
    Begins as a refreshingly subversive departure from the Hollywood studios' cookie-cutter romances, but the thin script can't sustain that initial charge, and it soon flattens out, like a punctured comic balloon.
  13. A crass, clumsily constructed romantic comedy.
  14. The progress of the film is so mechanical that we can only wait for the finish, knowing far ahead of time what it will be.
  15. 38
    What is astonishing is that husband-and-wife writers Wally Wolodarsky (who also directed) and Maya Forbes, with combined credits that include "The Simpsons" and "The Larry Sanders Show," could churn out something this nasty and ludicrous.
  16. Attempts a coolness quotient it can't pull off.

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