Metascore
51

Mixed or average reviews - based on 30 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 30
  2. Negative: 3 out of 30
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  1. Reviewed by: Bilge Ebiri
    Apr 20, 2012
    60
    It also helps that they've got actresses like Gabrielle Union and Taraji P. Henson doing the heavy lifting of trying to show real emotion while still keeping things light and on the comedy track.
  2. Reviewed by: Elizabeth Weitzman
    Apr 19, 2012
    60
    If you can look past the annoying quirks, you'll probably have a good time. As Steve says, sometimes, it pays to compromise.
  3. Reviewed by: Richard Corliss
    Apr 19, 2012
    60
    There's nothing profound going on here; the truisms don't blossom into life-enriching truths. It's more like the person you meet at a bar who, on second glance, is surprisingly attractive. Call Think Like a Man a perfectly satisfactory one-night stand at the movies.
  4. Reviewed by: Jenna Scherer
    Apr 17, 2012
    60
    Surprisingly entertaining, thanks to the cast's collective chemistry and the film's balance of appealing elements for both sides of the gender divide.
  5. 60
    As executed by an appealing ensemble of smooth operators, this adaptation often hits its amusing marks, but with a weighty running time of two hours, it often feels more like a lecture than an intended romp.
  6. Reviewed by: Marjorie Baumgarten
    Apr 25, 2012
    50
    The relationship advice is all fairly boilerplate, much like the film itself, but these actors have made this a bankable romcom.
  7. Reviewed by: Andrew O'Hehir
    Apr 20, 2012
    50
    If anything, Think Like a Man, the awkward but intermittently amusing black-centric ensemble film built out of comedian Steve Harvey's self-help bestseller "Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man" deserves a gold star for its generous portrayals of Caucasians.
  8. Reviewed by: Rachel Saltz
    Apr 19, 2012
    50
    Occasionally funny, though its dirty riffs - most provided by Kevin Hart as the Happily Divorced Guy - are as formulaic as its earnest parts.
  9. Reviewed by: Roger Ebert
    Apr 18, 2012
    50
    The result is a tiresome exercise that circles at great length through various prefabricated stories defined by the advice each couple needs (or doesn't need).
  10. Reviewed by: Glenn Heath Jr.
    Apr 16, 2012
    50
    Unfortunately, like so many women have prophesized regarding the weaker gender's lack of commitment, there's just not enough follow through.
  11. Reviewed by: Mike Scott
    Apr 20, 2012
    40
    It's not only shameless, it detracts from what this movie could have been, and still is when the self-promoting Harvey shuts up.
  12. Reviewed by: Barbara VanDenburgh
    Apr 18, 2012
    40
    It recycles the same tired battle-of-the-sexes premise employed by every third romantic comedy that gets made.
  13. Reviewed by: Melissa Anderson
    Apr 17, 2012
    40
    Enduring a day-long session of couples' therapy is more fun (and flies by faster) than this film.
  14. Reviewed by: Brian Lowry
    Apr 11, 2012
    40
    While the result deserves some credit for finding a creative way to bring the book to life, the overlapping storylines simply aren't compelling enough, despite the best efforts of a game and attractive cast.
User Score
5.8

Mixed or average reviews- based on 49 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 15
  2. Negative: 2 out of 15
  1. Apr 23, 2012
    10
    This movie is great. Very funny, great acting, wonderful storyline and entertaining. I think its a must see no matter if you are in aThis movie is great. Very funny, great acting, wonderful storyline and entertaining. I think its a must see no matter if you are in a relationship or not. I would pay to see it again. I really enjoyed Michael Ealy's character...honest, positive, funny and great message on following your dream and starting your own business. Full Review »
  2. Apr 30, 2012
    9
    Angels: This is a funny movie. It is more comedy than romcom. Sure, it is about relationships, and it has a happy ending - so to that extentAngels: This is a funny movie. It is more comedy than romcom. Sure, it is about relationships, and it has a happy ending - so to that extent it is romcom. But unlike most romcoms it is funny. This is 'horrible bosses' funny. It is also gratifying to see some talented actors get exposure. Michael Ealy is a very versatile actor, and has the ability to make you believe that he is not acting, that this is real life. And of course, there is the beautiful and talented Gabrielle Union. If our society, including our movie industry wasn't so 'segregated' Gabrielle would be a household name. And finally there is perhaps the most stunning actress in Hollywood: yes that is right: Megan Good! Never heard of Megan? Then go see this movie. If your socks are not wet from drool, then you either have no socks, or no pulse. I only give this movie a 9 because some of the relationship resolutions were a little contrived. Still, a fun movie experience with lots of laughs and eye candy. My honey said it was a 2hr commercial for Steve Harvey's book...my honey is so droll. (Anyway she enjoyed it as much as me.)
    Fly high tonight Angels.
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  3. Apr 21, 2012
    8
    This movie was exactly what a movie should be entertaining and funny. The cast was very well put together showing great chemistry andThis movie was exactly what a movie should be entertaining and funny. The cast was very well put together showing great chemistry and awareness. There were no dull moments from the beginning to end the did a great job framing the book to the screen. This is a movie that in my view is worthy of seeing more than one. The cast was diversely rounded and common which in my view can allow anybody to see this and enjoy it. Full Review »