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Lay the Favorite

Overview


Genre :

Comedy

Release Date :

December 07, 2012 (Limited)

MPAA Rating :

R

Director :

Stephen Frears

Starring :

Bruce Willis, Rebecca Hall, Laura Prepon, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Vince Vaughn, Frank Grillo, Joshua Jackson, Jo Newman, Corbin Bernsen, Wendell Pierce, Joel Murray

REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Not quite bad, but it's not recommended either.    Readers  3 of 5 [Rate It]

2 of 5

“..this is one of those comedies where, actually, nothing very funny happens..”
by Stella Papamichael [Digital Spy]
3 of 5

“..the film gets increasingly frantic and unsatisfying towards the end..”
by Matthew Turner [ViewLondon]
1 of 5

“..the dialogue is shrill, the emotional moments are foghorned with deafening musical cues, and every scene is lit like an advert for orange juice..”
by Robbie Collin [Daily Telegraph]
Review rate : D

“..stands as not just an utterly tepid comedy, but possibly the most lifeless film in Frears' generally acclaimed oeuvre..”
by William Goss [Film.com]
2 of 5

“..particularly disappointing given the names involved, it's only mildly amusing at best, and more often downright tedious..”
by Angie Errigo [Empire Magazine]
2 of 5

“..garbled and unsatisfying story about gambling..”
by Peter Bradshaw [The Guardian]
“..delivers a disappointing hand..”
by Justin Chang [Variety]

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