WHAT'S HOT?
Home > Movie > D > Darling Companion > Reviews

Darling Companion Reviews

Darling Companion

Overview


Genre :

Drama, Comedy

Release Date :

April 20, 2012 (Limited)

MPAA Rating :

PG-13

Director :

Lawrence Kasdan

Starring :

Kevin Kline, Diane Keaton, Richard Jenkins, Elisabeth Moss, Dianne Wiest, Sam Shepard, Mark Duplass, Ayelet Zurer, Lindsay Sloane

REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Not quite bad, but it's not recommended either.    Readers  Be the 1st!

2 of 5

“..while it's not entirely lacking in sharp dialogue, Kasdan's movie is weirdly unwieldy..”
by Glenn Kenny [MSN Movies]
2 of 4

“..when all is said and done, the dog is the only thing you care about in Darling Companion..”
by Rex Reed [New York Observer]
“..this film shows no inclination to pose as the portrait of a generation in transition..”
by A.O. Scott [New York Times]
“..there’s an animated sequence halfway through that may have been an attempt at hip playfulness but just comes off as strange..”
by Mary F. Pols [TIME Magazine]
“..there are overlapping stories. There's a good cast and a lot of dialogue..”
by Stephen Whitty [Newark Star-Ledge]
2 of 5

“..the story's treacly all-souls-in-alignment outcome is never in doubt, but as Kasdan dogs go, this is light-years better than Dreamcatcher..”
by Keith Uhlich [Time Out New York]
“..the movie uses the mutt's disappearance as a frame on which to hang a well-worn package of fatally mild domestic disorder, then resolve it in what feels like real time..”
by Ella Taylor [NPR]
1 of 5

“..the folksy shenanigans are well-intentioned but frankly interminable, with Kline’s wry efficiency the best relief from all the yowling and whining..”
by Joe Neumaier [New York Daily News]
“..like Freeway, the lovable stray dog at the center of this very teary comedy, "Darling Companion"has lost its way..”
by Betsy Sharkey [Los Angeles Times]
2.5 of 4

“..like Freeway, the film sometimes wanders off the track..”
by Claudia Puig [USA Today]
“..it woofs for thee..”
by Andrew O'Hehir [Salon.com]
2 of 4

“..doesn’t amount to much more than a fairly painless way for the AARP set to spend an hour and a half watching a movie with stars their own age..”
by Lou Lumenick [New York Post]

Reader's Reviews


Screen Name
Rate This Movie
Please Enter   
Comment
 
 
 
RSS
FB
Twitter

LATEST REVIEWS

45 YEARS :

“..it is supremely intelligent and moving and Rampling and Courtenay are superb..”
by Peter Bradshaw [The Guardian]

A WALK IN THE WOODS :

“..A Walk in the Woods is a jolly good time, sparking dozens of chuckles and a few strong laughs. Nothing special cinematically, it still provides a welcome showcase for wonderful star..”
by Todd McCarthy [Hollywood Reporter]

WAR ROOM :

“..are so heavy on broad pulpit pounding that it's challenging to get swept along by the story's message..”
by Tom Russo [Boston Globe]

ZIPPER :

“..on all counts, "Zipper" comes up short..”
by Katharine Pushkar [NY Daily News]

7 CHINESE BROTHERS :

“..feels like an homage to the early work of Wes Anderson with its plinky soundtrack, solipsistic banter and emphasis on uniforms..”
by Sara Stewart [New York Post]

TURBO KID :

“..it feels like amateur hour, but for fans of low-rent thrills it's kind of fun..”
by Soren Andersen [Seattle Times]

WHEN ANIMALS DREAM :

“..rich with tone but otherwise lacking bite..”
by Jordan Hoffman [NY Daily News]

POD :

“..a highly effective tale of terror that does a nice job of setting an unsettling tone from the onset and very rarely lets up until the film's conclusion..”
by Heather Wixson [Dailydead]

#LUCKY NUMBER :

“..obviously "#Lucky Number" will not appeal to everyone but for those that do find it entertaining, they will not be disappointed..”
by James McDonald [Irish Film Critic]

Z FOR ZACHARIAH :

“..the dramatic tension considerably less, in a movie that feels stranded somewhere between serious artistic ambition and the dystopian franchise-building of "The Hunger Games," "Divergent," et al..”
by Scott Foundas [Variety]