Metascore
43

Mixed or average reviews - based on 34 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 34
  2. Negative: 10 out of 34
  1. Reviewed by: Drew McWeeny
    Jul 18, 2014
    100
    Everything is written to theme. Everything moves the film forward. When it comes down to the last half-hour, Braff manages a long sustained emotional crescendo packed with both laughs and tears, and it is accomplished work, carefully balanced, beautifully constructed.
User Score
7.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 55 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 5
  2. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. Jul 30, 2014
    9
    I REALLY don't want to spoil this movie, so here is couple of things about it.
    Great Soundtrack. Movie is not boring and pretty funny. Watch
    I REALLY don't want to spoil this movie, so here is couple of things about it.
    Great Soundtrack. Movie is not boring and pretty funny. Watch it! You won't regret it
    It's magnificent on my opinion.
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  2. Oct 14, 2014
    10
    A very good film with love without mushiness, comedy without being idiot, and Zach Braf is amazing with a real touch of him on the realisationA very good film with love without mushiness, comedy without being idiot, and Zach Braf is amazing with a real touch of him on the realisation and in his character. The casting is just incredible. Don't miss it. It deserve 2 hours of your life. Full Review »
  3. Aug 2, 2014
    5
    This is the project that Zach Braff co-wrote/directed/stars in and famously raised the money on Kickstarter. When I saw it, one contributingThis is the project that Zach Braff co-wrote/directed/stars in and famously raised the money on Kickstarter. When I saw it, one contributing member of the audience stayed thru the credits to see her nameā€¦alas, she was not one of the few selected from the 46K contributors. She was disappointed and so was I (for different reasons). Braff plays an unsuccessful actor, who's supported by wife Kate Hudson and trying to raise 2 kids. It has tastes of the quirky style he demonstrated in "Garden State," but it's trying too hard to find that left-field charm. Then comes his father's death, which permeates the final act with tedious drama. While it's well enough directed and the performances are fine, his ambitious but unsuccessful script drags the whole thing down. Full Review »