“All Crazy, Some Stupid, All Of That Is Love.”
“It's Crazy, Unabashedly Stupid, And It's Love”
“Smart & Funny Movie.”
“3 Rawrrr Out Of 5 Rawrrr”
“A Perfect Mix Of Cute And Serious”
“It's Crazy Funny, Not Too Stupid, And Hard Not To Love!”
“An Unfocused Collection Of Relationships That Deserve Better Movies.”
“Cut The Wise-beyond-his-years Small Fry And You've Got An Adult Comedy.”
Crazy, Stupid, Love is the perfect combination of sexy, cute, wise, hilarious, and true.
Owen Gleiberman - Entertainment Weekly
"Crazy, Stupid, Love" is, on balance, remarkably sane and reasonably smart.
A.O. Scott - New York Times
It ties its strands together a touch too tightly two-thirds of the way through - but still leaves enough hanging at the end to be credible.
Catherine Shoard - Guardian [UK]
Hampered by contrivances and the awkward melding of romantic comedy and family drama, the film falters.
Claudia Puig - USA Today
Adult dramas and comedies should at least have a toe in their audience's lives.
Ann Hornaday - Washington Post
Requa and Ficarra encourage grand statements and enormous reactions. They want pyrotechnic feeling, and their shamelessness works. It has no pretensions of depth, just more feeling.
Wesley Morris - Boston Globe
Carell and Gosling, each willing to take his character to the point of caricature in order to find the truth in him, have a nicely barbed chemistry together.
Karina Longworth - Village Voice
I laughed all the way through, thanks to both consistently clever dialogue and deft delivery from Carell and Gosling, who clearly relished a chance to flex his comic muscles.
Elizabeth Weitzman - New York Daily News
Fills its scenes with bright surprises while making an appealing new case for the old-fashioned notion of soul mates.
Joe Morgenstern - Wall Street Journal
Sorry, dudes. It seems we can't do anything right, but we're still funny. Sometimes.
Chris Vognar - Dallas Morning News
The workmanship and effort are evident in every straining moment, but the end result is so completely phony as to be without value.
James Rocchi - MSN Movies
The movie has an unexpectedly high proportion of delights to groaners, and it's full of actors you'll want to see...
David Edelstein - New York Magazine
A genial, messy comedy of marital discord and mismatched lovers.
David Denby - New Yorker
"Crazy, Stupid, Love" is a sweet romantic comedy about good-hearted people. Imagine that.
Roger Ebert - Chicago Sun-Times
"Crazy, Stupid, Love" connects its characters in unexpected ways. But line to line, the script lacks wit and sophistication.
Michael Phillips - Chicago Tribune
The episodic plot encompasses a series of familiar gags about casual sex and finding your soul mate, few of them delivered with much enthusiasm.
Ben Sachs - Chicago Reader
A Midsummer Night's PG-13 sex comedy.
Carrie Rickey - Philadelphia Inquirer
It's romantic, touching, a little risque and screwball, yet reassuringly down-to-earth.
Colin Covert - Minneapolis Star Tribune
This is the sort of film that Oscar generally ignores come awards season. It shouldn't. Crazy Stupid Love is a crazy smart film.
Tom Long - Detroit News
Carell is his dependable wounded-puppy self, always likable, but Gosling and Stone are fantastic.
Bill Goodykoontz - Arizona Republic
None of this is much fun to watch. The pace drags. The acting is without contrast or color.
Rex Reed - New York Observer
Old-fashioned as that might sound, there's a fresh, insightful feel to this multigenerational love story.
Peter Debruge - Variety
Pity the crowds expecting another cute comedy like "Date Night" who wind up at "Crazy, Stupid, Love." It'll be like asking for a burger and getting served escargot.
Kyle Smith - New York Post
Surrounding [Carell] with people this funny -- Ryan Gosling, who knew? -- pays off in big, crude laughs of the kind he hasn't delivered since he was a "40 Year Old Virgin."
Roger Moore - Orlando Sentinel
The movie squanders its potential with a sloppy script chock full of false notes. Even the bumptious score intrudes, often bumping into important dialogue.
Peter Howell - Toronto Star
A multi-threaded and well-organized comedy full of pleasant surprises and appealing characters.
Eric D. Snider - Film.com
When a movie opens with a woman telling her husband that she wants a divorce after twenty-five years of marriage and it isn't played for laughs, you know you're not in for a "typical" Hollywood comedy...
Leonard Maltin - indieWIRE
...alternately liberating and mundane.
Eric Kohn - indieWIRE
[A] pleasant surprise.
Rick Groen - Globe and Mail
It gets better and funnier after a labored and lumbering start, which is entirely the opposite of most Hollywood comedies.
Andrew O'Hehir - Salon.com
This is not the ultimate romantic comedy - the one that makes you fall as hard for the characters as they do for one another while savoring their every interaction - but it seems fresher and less recycled than much of the product out there.
James Berardinelli - ReelViews
The movie suffers perhaps from too many characters and subplots but all the actors appear to have fun with their characters.
Kirk Honeycutt - Hollywood Reporter
It never gets crazy or stupid enough to make you truly fall in love with it.
Christy Lemire - Associated Press
The movie's biggest surprise is the revelation of Gosling as cunning comedian.
Mary F. Pols - TIME Magazine
It's a pleasure to come across the sharply funny and touching Crazy Stupid Love. It's a live one with a dream cast that keeps springing playful surprises.
Peter Travers - Rolling Stone
There's strong, fleetingly powerful stuff in Crazy, Stupid, Love., but like its awkwardly punctuated title, the movie jerks to a halt just when it's beginning to flow.
Sam Adams - Los Angeles Times
This grand romantic gesture about grand romantic gestures conjures up the bittersweet magic of first loves, lasting loves, lost loves and all the loves in between.
Betsy Sharkey - Los Angeles Times
Crazy, Stupid, Love has several humorous spots and is filled with good performances from the entire cast.
Jeff Beck - We Got This Covered
Steve Carell, with Ryan Gosling as his wing man? Go figure.
Roger Moore - McClatchy-Tribune News Service
It'll make you laugh, it'll make you'll frown, it might even make you cry, but mostly it'll just make you want to have sex with Ryan Gosling.
Ali Gray - TheShiznit.co.uk
While "Crazy, Stupid, Love" does have several funny parts, it was rather hard to shake the feeling that the film was too drawn out for the story it was trying to tell.
Jeff Beck - Examiner.com
I laughed and I cried in this happy, crazy and spectacularly funny film that is one of the most enjoyable of the year.
Louise Keller - Urban Cinefile
The deft balance between humor and more earnest matters of the heart makes for the best of both worlds.
Michael Dequina - TheMovieReport.com
The affable atmosphere is perpetuated by the consistently engaging nature of Fogelman's screenplay...
David Nusair - Reel Film Reviews
Competent and smart, 'Crazy, Stupid, Love' is anything but. Because it features an ensemble of people who can't quite get love straight, it reminds me a little of 'Love, Actually.'
Linda Cook - KWQC-TV (Iowa)
If you're hungry for a romantic comedy that's really entertaining and doesn't insult your intelligence, here it is.
Mike McGranaghan - Aisle Seat
The characters and their predicaments rather grow on you. Silly? Yeah, a little. Touching? Yeah, a lot.
John J. Puccio - Movie Metropolis
Preposterous at times, but smart and heartfelt too.
Bruce Bennett - Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
Steve Carell sets aside his goofball schtick for a more earthy role in this satisfying, mature ensemble romantic dramedy.
Jim Schembri - The Age (Australia)
All of the characters - with the exception of Marisa Tomei's horribly maligned love interest - feel entirely honest
Charlie Lyne - Ultra Culture