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Generally favorable reviews- based on 9 Ratings

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  1. Positive: 5 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9

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  1. Oct 11, 2012
    The Orange had the makings of a really funny movie. Excellent comedic cast, potentially hysterical premise, festive setting... But the writers (and probably director) just blew it. I was almost rooting for this film to take off, but it just sat there and got a little boring. Leighton Meester was just unlikeable enough, Hugh Laurie was just passive enough, and Oliver Platt lacked the razor-sharp wit that writers from his other films and tv shows typically supply him with. And the Catherine Keener role?? The goats? I wish they had taken another run at her story. Expand
  2. Sep 10, 2013
    Watched this movie recently and was really disappointed by the critical reception of this excellent film! Sure the premise is a little disconcerting at first, but I was really won over by the genuine nature of the central relationship, and the lack of understanding from the rest of the cast felt immensely real. Every time I felt myself becoming frustrated with a character I was able to step back and see the real genuine places they were coming from. Phenomenal writing, passable direction, A+ cast, and while the music made things a little corny here and there I feel sure in saying this is my one of my top movies to come out this year. More people should watch this film! Expand
  3. Jun 4, 2013
    I expected a comedy, maybe my mistake. The acting didn’t quite convinced me but what I really dislike is the plot, at the end it becomes a simple drama with the typical life-teaching “never know where life’s gonna take you”.

Mixed or average reviews - based on 23 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 23
  2. Negative: 4 out of 23
  1. Reviewed by: Peter Bradshaw
    Dec 11, 2012
    Janney steals the movie in the scene in which she discovers the awful truth.
  2. Reviewed by: Olly Richards
    Dec 5, 2012
    The storyline delicately tiptoes along the line of good taste and is embroidered by a first-rate cast. Still, a knockout moment is missing.
  3. 50
    A comedy about a middle-aged dad who has an affair with his neighbour's daughter, The Oranges does not taste freshly squeezed.