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Seeking a Friend for the End of the World

Overview


Genre :

Romance, Comedy

Release Date :

June 22, 2012

MPAA Rating :

R

Director :

Lorene Scafaria

Starring :

Steve Carell, Keira Knightley, William Petersen, Adam Brody, Rob Corddry, Derek Luke, Connie Britton, Patton Oswalt, Rob Huebel, Gillian Jacobs, Melanie Lynskey, Martin Sheen, T.J. Miller, Melinda Dillon

REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Go! Watch this movie. You'll regret if not seeing it.    Readers  5 of 5 [Rate It]

Review rate : B+

“..one of the nerviest dramas of the season can be mistaken for a soft, sentimental story..”
by Lisa Schwarzbaum [Entertainment Weekly]
3 of 4

“..it's as life-affirming as an extinction event film can be..”
by James Berardinelli [ReelViews]
2.5 of 4

“..despite a variety of saves from little treats that come through the supporting cast, we're left with the feeling the end may be near, but not near enough..”
by Linda Barnard [Toronto Star]
2 of 4

“..Carell and Knightley give it their bittersweet best. But I never rooted for them as a couple, never felt a chemistry in their bond..”
by Peter Travers [Rolling Stone]
3 of 4

“..an unusual film, resistant to the usual end-of-mankind cliches. The script is full of surprises..”
by Rex Reed [New York Observer]
“..after 100 minutes of gallows humor and surprise left turns, Seeking a Friend leaves us with a disappointingly banal observation..”
by Stephen Dalton [Hollywood Reporter]
“..achieves the colorless tedium of a safe, dozy dream of catastrophe instead of anything like the real deal..”
by Mark Holcomb [Village Voice]
4 of 5
Reviewed by Bill Goodykoontz [Arizona Republic]
3.5 of 5
Reviewed by James Rocchi [MSN Movies]
Review rate : C+
Reviewed by Tom Long [Detroit News]
Reviewed by Peter Debruge [Variety]
Reviewed by Mary F. Pols [TIME Magazine]

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