Something's Gotta Give Reviews

  • But really, seriously, what woman wouldn't want to be Keaton, all sexy, funny, tender, quick, and never more charismatic in her animated access to her own feelings? And what man, of any age, wouldn't want to be with her?

    Lisa Schwarzbaum — Entertainment Weekly

  • Mr. Nicholson has the gentlemanly grace to step aside and let Ms. Keaton claim the movie. She in turn brings out the best in everyone around her.

    A.O. Scott — New York Times

  • (Something's Gotta Give movie review at Guardian [UK])

    Dean Essner — Guardian [UK]

  • Without Nicholson and Keaton, the movie would be fair. With them, it's one of the few good romantic comedies this year.

    Dean Essner — USA Today

  • Meyers's movie is too well done to call it anything but good entertainment.

    Desson Thomson — Washington Post

  • The film Meyers has fashioned is generally quite amusing, with a brilliant cast.

    Stephen Hunter — Washington Post

  • Doesn't America's 50-and-fabulous set deserve better than a movie this superficial and pandering?

    Wesley Morris — Boston Globe

  • A standard-issue bog of glossy idiocy and audience disrespect.

    Michael Atkinson — Village Voice

  • It's about time the mature woman got the romantic upper hand, making Something's Gotta Give a long time coming.

    Jami Bernard — New York Daily News

  • This contrived fantasy has a few funny moments, but the wish-fulfillment factor is its draw.

    Eric Harrison — Houston Chronicle

  • The movie's effectiveness boils down to Ms. Keaton. You cheer for her when she laughs. You sympathize with her when she weeps. And when she does both at the same time, you realize how completely human her character is.

    Philip Wuntch — Dallas Morning News

  • As dazzlingly enjoyable as it is deeply intelligent.

    Lisa Kennedy — Denver Post

  • [Keaton and Nicholson] bring so much experience, knowledge and humor to their characters that the film works in ways the screenplay might not have even hoped for.

    Roger Ebert — Chicago Sun-Times

  • Nicholson, with his swagger and cunning, and Keaton, with her nerves and off-kilter timing, show us why the old-style romantic comedies worked and why they can work just as well in an age of sexual candor.

    Michael Wilmington — Chicago Tribune

  • With the likes of Nicholson, Keaton, Reeves and Peet -- and a fleeting, funny few minutes with McDormand -- Something's Gotta Give is never less than entertaining.

    Steven Rea — Philadelphia Inquirer

  • While the film won't drive you delirious with suspense about where it's going, the journey is pleasant enough.

    Colin Covert — Minneapolis Star Tribune

  • A well-felt celebration of romantic, emotional and physical maturity, filled with laughs and tears. It's also something of a revelation when it comes to Diane Keaton's range.

    Tom Long — Detroit News

  • A film for adults and about adults, a charming, touching story that explores a romantic relationship not between a Maxim girl and the latest hunk, but two people eligible for subscriptions to Modern Maturity magazine.

    Bill Muller — Arizona Republic

  • Ms. Keaton projects her wondrously warm personality, and the erstwhile Jake Gittes keeps us entertained with a sense of irony that keeps things from getting too sticky.

    Andrew Sarris — New York Observer

  • A comedy of manners (and mannerisms) with two of the most mannered movie stars of our time, Diane Keaton and Jack Nicholson, acting all over the place until you surrender with the ecstasy of pure pleasure.

    Rex Reed — New York Observer

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