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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 26
  2. Negative: 3 out of 26
  1. Reviewed by: Amy Nicholson
    Jun 24, 2014
    90
    They Came Together is one joke repeated until you're broken down by the giggles. It shouldn't work as well as it does, and wouldn't if it weren't perfectly cast with America's Comedy Sweethearts.
  2. Reviewed by: Michael Phillips
    Jun 26, 2014
    75
    Occasionally very funny, and moderately funny the rest of the time. In mathematical terms that adds up to pretty funny or "funny enough."
  3. Reviewed by: Stephan Lee
    Jun 27, 2014
    75
    Most of the jokes land bluntly – ”This is a cliché!” – but tight pacing and a killer cast, which also includes Ed Helms and Christopher Meloni, make up for the inconsistent gags.
  4. Reviewed by: Ann Hornaday
    Jun 26, 2014
    63
    Larky, witty and sometimes even wise, this spoof on every rom-com ever made is less a fully realized film than an extended skit, a series of set pieces that poke gentle and sometimes transgressively crude fun at the tropes of girl-meets-boy that have enchanted and addled audiences for generations.
  5. Reviewed by: Genevieve Koski
    Jun 25, 2014
    60
    There are a lot of laughs in They Came Together, but few curveballs. The biggest surprise is that the film feels so safe.
  6. Reviewed by: Manohla Dargis
    Jun 26, 2014
    50
    Mr. Wain, who made a delightful comedy with “Role Models” and a cult favorite with “Wet Hot American Summer,” has opted to deliver a series of hit-and-miss sketch-comedy bits rather than a fully realized movie that might have gutted contemporary rom-com clichés rather than just weakly aping them.
  7. Reviewed by: Rex Reed
    Jun 25, 2014
    0
    A ponderous spoof of movie rom-coms that plummets stupidity to a new low even by Hollywood standards.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 1 out of 3
  1. Jul 1, 2014
    10
    Fans of: Anchorman, Naked Gun, Dumb and Dumber, Mystery Team, Billy
    Madison, Wet Hot American Summer

    You have your next (cult) classic
    comedy. I haven't laughed this hard
    maybe ever. Will the film hold up on repeat viewings? I'm not sure. But
    this is just ingenious comedy writing. It's the wackiest film I've ever
    seen in my life.

    Every single scene is a satire of something in an actual romantic
    comedy. Yet, that would get old quick if the scenes didn't have INSANE
    jokes too. Luckily, the scenes do.

    This movie isn't going to be for everyone as I can see the rating is at
    like a 6.2/10. But if you like wacky humor and you liked the movies I
    listed above, I would give this movie a chance. Seek it out in theaters
    when it comes more widely available. It certainly is way better than
    the previews suggested and most of the other big budget summer films
    coming out this year.
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  2. Jun 28, 2014
    6
    Such a bizarre movie, I'm really not sure how to rate it. Before watching this movie, you absolutely need to know that this is a parody of romantic comedies. If you're expecting a standard romantic comedy, you're going to be really confused. The movie extremely outwardly and blatantly makes fun of itself throughout. It's very bizarre, but if you know what to expect, it is very funny. I laughed out loud many times...and also yelled things like "what the hell?!?" at the TV several times because weird things kept happening that wouldn't in real life with real people. Characters break the fourth wall making it hard to believe that the characters are real people, so empathy is difficult, so this movie is mainly just for the laughs. It has a fantastic cast with more familiar faces than I could name. Throughout the whole thing, I kept thinking "This really reminds me a lot of Wet Hot American Summer." Afterwards, I looked it up, and yep, I was right, same writer and director....partially the same cast (with lots of other people we all know from assorted sitcoms showing up.) So, if you're a fan of Wet Hot American Summer, like quirky comedies, and like to laugh at the conventions of typical romantic comedies, then the movie is worth watching. Expand
  3. Jun 29, 2014
    2
    The two leads are very likeable. Having said that this is a bizarre bland ridiculous comedy which is a total rip off of the very old Meg Ryan comedy YOU GOT MAIL. The trailer is the whole movie. Everything else is just filler. Just a few mild chuckles nothing more. Very disappointing. Expand

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