Metascore
34

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 26 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 26
  2. Negative: 12 out of 26
  1. Just coarse, clunky, jerry rigged, and -- worst of all -- not funny.
  2. Seems merely tired and stale, the opposite of fresh, marked by ideas for jokes rather than things that are actually funny. Then, without warning, it goes from inept to complete disaster, sinking from indifferent to fiasco in the blink of an eye.
  3. Ragging on Town & Country is like shooting a school of fish that's already belly up in a fetid barrel, but the movie's ineptitude is almost incomparable.
  4. 38
    The surprise behind Town and Country isn't that the director started filming without a finished script, but that he ever thought he had the start of one.
  5. The plot feels arbitrary and seems driven to invent new places for its protagonists to go, as if to justify a budget on which Woody Allen could have made six much better films.
  6. The script's tone veers chaotically -- and ambitiously -- at once aiming for a Noel Coward kind of elegant sparring, then for the lightly raunchy, rompy absurdism of "What's New, Pussycat?"
  7. The film is clearly an unfinished work and one that feels like a ragged assemblage of parts from at least two entirely different movies all with the same cast.
  8. 10
    It's "Shampoo," 30 years after. What a surprise, then, that this effort ranks lower even than the Steve Martin remake of "The Out-of-Towners."
  9. What it doesn't have is a script that has anything original, cohesive, or, gasp -- funny -- to say.
  10. 20
    Limps into theaters at long last, practically begging, with every arthritic pratfall, to be put out of its misery.
  11. Reviewed by: Robert Horton
    30
    Little entertainment value.
  12. Reviewed by: Frank Lovece
    30
    So bewildering it's almost entertaining, this comedy of fiftysomethings and their extramarital affairs is one of those films you can actually see flailing for life.

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