Metascore
79

Generally favorable reviews - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
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  1. There's not enough substance to support the sentiment of this longish comedy-drama.
  2. 40
    The dual-track plot, with constant cutting between mother and daughter, seems less an attempt to establish meaningful parallels between the two stories than the nervous twitches of a compulsive channel changer.
User Score
8.2

Universal acclaim- based on 23 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. Nov 30, 2012
    9
    This is such a fine piece of art. The dialogue and the relationship between the characters is so special. Such a warm hearted and incrediblyThis is such a fine piece of art. The dialogue and the relationship between the characters is so special. Such a warm hearted and incredibly funny entertaining movie at times. It is a roller coaster ride of emotions. The acting is about as good as acting can get. Terrific performances. Full Review »
  2. Aug 27, 2014
    8
    What you'll find in Terms of Endearment are some of the most meaningful relationships you'll ever find on film. MacLaine and Nicholson are atWhat you'll find in Terms of Endearment are some of the most meaningful relationships you'll ever find on film. MacLaine and Nicholson are at their very best. Full Review »
  3. Aug 4, 2014
    8
    This movie won multiple academy awards and nominations. This movie is moving, funny, sad, heart warming, and critically acclaimed. ShirleyThis movie won multiple academy awards and nominations. This movie is moving, funny, sad, heart warming, and critically acclaimed. Shirley McClain gives a great performance and so do the others (Jack Nicholson, Debra Winger, Jeff Daniels), it also has great writing and a great story. Full Review »