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
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Reviewed by: Wesley Morris
    Apr 19, 2012
    63
    It's not much of a part for Henson. None of these characters makes real-world sense. They're walking chapter outlines.
  4. Reviewed by: Todd Gilchrist
    Apr 19, 2012
    70
    A winning cast and solid writing from screenwriters Keith Merryman and David A. Newman (Friends With Benefits) should appeal to men and women alike.
  5. Reviewed by: Drew Hunt
    Apr 22, 2012
    20
    Screenwriters Keith Merryman and David A. Newman interweave four asinine, underdeveloped plot lines, and Tim Story's prosaic direction reduces their script to a shambolic nightmare.
  6. 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).
  7. Reviewed by: Michael Phillips
    Apr 19, 2012
    75
    Think Like a Man is what it is. But its hangout factor is considerable, because the actors' charms are considerable.
  8. Reviewed by: Owen Gleiberman
    Apr 11, 2012
    67
    Think Like a Man is so busy tracking courtship as if it were a science project that the bite-size love stories lack spontaneity.
  9. Reviewed by: Connie Ogle
    Apr 19, 2012
    75
    It's all about making everybody happy. If that's not grounds for a good relationship, then I don't know what is.
  10. Reviewed by: Alison Willmore
    Apr 20, 2012
    80
    Think Like a Man is rowdy and funny and showcases an immensely likable ensemble cast it uses to delineate its war between the sexes.
  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: 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.
  13. 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.
  14. Reviewed by: Farran Smith Nehme
    Apr 20, 2012
    25
    Shove people into categories, then into a film like Think Like a Man, and it's a recipe for tedium.
  15. Reviewed by: Bob Mondello
    Apr 19, 2012
    65
    The director doesn't require - and doesn't really get - distinctive acting from his cast, but every once in a while, the company manages to wink broadly at the film's genre.
  16. Reviewed by: Carrie Rickey
    Apr 19, 2012
    75
    Story and collaborators succeed in making a courtship comedy that will entertain women and amuse men.
  17. 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.
  18. Reviewed by: Mick LaSalle
    Apr 20, 2012
    75
    Though it is funny - at times, laugh-out-loud funny - this comedy is by and for adults.
  19. 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.
  20. Reviewed by: Kevin C. Johnson
    Apr 20, 2012
    75
    Despite the crass book promotion, the overlong film is harmless romantic fun that's well played.
  21. Reviewed by: Steve Persall
    Apr 22, 2012
    75
    Romantic charm and racy humor in a neatly arranged package anyone can appreciate.
  22. Reviewed by: Nathan Rabin
    Apr 18, 2012
    25
    An insanely overlong infomercial for the book.
  23. 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.
  24. 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.
  25. 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.
  26. 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.
  27. Reviewed by: Claudia Puig
    Apr 19, 2012
    63
    Even though Think Like a Man espouses something akin to the philosophy in Beyoncé's Single Ladies(Put a Ring on It), it makes manipulation more fun than it ought to be.
  28. 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.
  29. 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.
  30. Reviewed by: Ann Hornaday
    Apr 19, 2012
    63
    An all-star revue of some of the most physically stunning actors working in Hollywood, Think Like a Man is a pleasure if only on a purely sensory level.
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 »