No Strings Attached Reviews

  • A hedging, conservative romantic comedy directed with generational bafflement by Ghostbusters' Ivan Reitman.

    Lisa Schwarzbaum — Entertainment Weekly

  • It is hard to escape the feeling that Mr. Reitman shot six or seven movies and then went into the editing room blindfolded to splice them all together.

    A.O. Scott — New York Times

  • There are humorous moments, and it's a bit less bland than its contemporaries.

    Claudia Puig — USA Today

  • It doesn't hurt that Portman and Kutcher really are sexy together.

    Tom Russo — Boston Globe

  • At times, No Strings Attached feels almost shockingly attuned to the particular angst of its time and place.

    Karina Longworth — Village Voice

  • Portman will get past this speed bump with well-earned swiftness. The affable Kutcher, however, seems stuck in a cycle of depressingly empty comedies.

    Elizabeth Weitzman — New York Daily News

  • It's a smart, sexy romcom that turns the neat trick of staying sweetly human.

    Joe Morgenstern — Wall Street Journal

  • You can see where No Strings Attached is heading before it gets there, but it's still a pleasant enough and surprisingly romantic ride.

    Chris Vognar — Dallas Morning News

  • It's not that the leads aren't affable. They are. It's not that they aren't nice to look at. They are. (Although the cinematography makes them look sort of blotchy.) It's just hard to care if they hook up after they, well, hook up.

    Lisa Kennedy — Denver Post

  • ...as Natalie Portman Talks Dirty movies go, the winner and still champion is 2004's Closer.

    Glenn Kenny — MSN Movies

  • Here is a titillating sex romp in 2011, when the very words titillating and romp have outlasted their shelf lives. The movie is rated R, but it's the most watery R I've seen. It's more of a PG-13 playing dress-up.

    Roger Ebert — Chicago Sun-Times

  • A more interesting actor could make do with those, but Kutcher just doesn't seem to fill up a leading role, especially when acting opposite the nuanced likes of Portman.

    Michael Phillips — Chicago Tribune

  • The charismatic leads keep this watchable, but it's a waste of their talents.

    Ben Sachs — Chicago Reader

  • Kutcher and Portman have terrific screen physics, using their 12-inch height difference to considerable slapstick effect.

    Carrie Rickey — Philadelphia Inquirer

  • No matter how sweet and good-looking and likeable they may be, the bottom line remains: You know what's going to happen from the very beginning.

    Tom Long — Detroit News

  • Portman proves game for just about anything here, the raunchier the funnier.

    Bill Goodykoontz — Arizona Republic

  • Portman is herself partly to blame. Nobody with an upwardly mobile career who is suddenly being taken seriously should co-star in a movie with Ashton Kutcher.

    Rex Reed — New York Observer

  • This genial if overlong romantic comedy bounces along on a steady stream of amusing moments, even as it presents the most polished and predictable version of a scenario that cries out for greater verbal and visual candor.

    Justin Chang — Variety

  • The movie quickly sinks into a terminal case of the cutes and extreme predictability - amid the usual surfeit of wacky supporting characters.

    Lou Lumenick — New York Post

  • What elevates No Strings Attached above the average (usually awful) romantic comedy is a decent script, the sure hand of veteran director Ivan Reitman and the likeable performances of stars Portman and Kutcher.

    Bruce Demara — Toronto Star

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