Something Borrowed Reviews

  • Krasinski has a great comic touch; his every reaction shot is a relief from the tedium of nobody telling the truth. And it's probably all he can do not to glance at the camera, Office-style, as if to say, ''Can you believe how dumb this stuff is?''

    Owen Gleiberman — Entertainment Weekly

  • The most dispiriting thing about "Something Borrowed" is that with a little more art, craft and wit it could have been a lot better, maybe even good.

    A.O. Scott — New York Times

  • Bonds are tested and feelings hurt, but who really cares? The story takes predictable turns, embraces cliches and dodges all humor.

    Claudia Puig — USA Today

  • Would be wholly unbearable if it weren't for Krasinski, who is on the scene with his goofy, bulbous nose and perfect comedic timing to partially redeem the almost unwatchable.

    Stephanie Merry — Washington Post

  • "Something Borrowed" is carrion that Kate Hudson circles like a vulture.

    Wesley Morris — Boston Globe

  • It's no coincidence that Something Borrowed features lawyer protagonists; while making a pretense of being a comedy of modern sexual ethics, the movie never asks a hard question without an answer prepared in advance.

    Nick Pinkerton — Village Voice

  • Even if you've got a soft spot for silly rom-coms, know that this one is as empty-headed as it gets.

    Elizabeth Weitzman — New York Daily News

  • The movie strains far too hard to make what Rachel and Dex have done all right, as if their guilty anguish - and the movie's saccharine score - frees us to root for them.

    Lisa Kennedy — Denver Post

  • It's mainly interested in hurtling from one cute set piece to the next, plausibility and/or 'organic' character development be damned.

    Glenn Kenny — MSN Movies

  • The movie is merely a joke-stoked soap opera; its bare-bones plot leaves the characters unrealized and the situations undefined.

    Richard Brody — New Yorker

  • All of the characters are treated sincerely and played in a straightforward style. It's just that we don't love them enough.

    Roger Ebert — Chicago Sun-Times

  • A genial cast and moderately funny script prevail over the sort of sappy music cues and white-bread settings that have become the grating norm in Hollywood rom-coms.

    J. R. Jones — Chicago Reader

  • A film that fails to dramatize its intriguing premise.

    Carrie Rickey — Philadelphia Inquirer

  • I can't imagine an audience for this other than backers, relatives or friends of the filmmakers, and even they will find their mettle tested.

    Colin Covert — Minneapolis Star Tribune

  • In Something Borrowed, Kate Hudson looks exhausted, as if she is as tired of wading through another one of her feckless duds as we are of watching them.

    Adam Graham — Detroit News

  • How many times must we be subjected to another gorgeous, glamorous starlet impersonating a clumsy wallflower? Will anyone really believe in this GQ-perfect big man on campus who lacks the courage to ask her out on a date?

    Kerry Lengel — Arizona Republic

  • Romantic comedy has taken a shellacking lately in a series of stupefying flops, but they didn't have Ginnifer Goodwin.

    Rex Reed — New York Observer

  • This relatively charmless adaptation centers on the relatable-enough panic of watching one's ideal partner tie the knot with the wrong person, but ditches all the elements that link the premise to real life.

    Peter Debruge — Variety

  • The script and direction are by-the-numbers at best and Goodwin's hairstyles tend to be distractingly awful.

    Lou Lumenick — New York Post

  • The big moral issues, the deception and lies? Blown off, like so much sand on the deck. After all, if you're a rich, young, white American, what's a bit of hanky-panky among friends?

    Greg Quill — Toronto Star

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