Larry Crowne Reviews

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May 7, 2019
This film is the cinematic equivalent of a marshmallow. It's soft and fluffy, but it leaves you unsatisfied and hungering for more after you consume it.
February 13, 2019
Larry Crowne is agreeable, nimble and oddly reassuring, a big-studio comedy/drama that is funny but refreshingly unemphatic in its jokes and emotional beats.
August 31, 2018
Tom Hanks directs himself in this, and also wrote the original script, so if you ever thought you can't have too much Hanks here is something else to blow your mind: you so, so can.
March 22, 2018
Although Hanks' hand is quite noticeable in the powerful cast, as in the pleasing plot, the story is too simple to make this film transcend beyond providing a few hours of wholesome fun... [Full review in Spanish]
December 3, 2017
There's no deep message. No complex characters. No moments of high drama, no inspired speeches. But the pictures are pretty, the story is sweet and it's told by a top-notch team of Hollywood pros. It's not great; but it sure is likable.
August 25, 2017
Larry Crowne could be subtitled, "My Big Fat Mid-Life Crisis."
July 22, 2016
Tom Hanks's company Playtone appears to be dedicated to making movies where a Beach-Boys-y soundtrack and 1950s Boy Scout values still inform everything. Not necessarily a bad thing -- just cloying.
October 7, 2015
But with such timely material and a stellar cast, it comes off mostly as a missed opportunity.
May 3, 2015
Bereft of conflict, the film coasts along in second gear on breezy charm, gentle humanism and star wattage.
September 15, 2013
Hanks' dorky routine - right on through to the ridiculous ELO-soundtracked end credits as he and Roberts drives around on a scooter in front of a green screen - is thankfully not as draining as one may assume.
June 30, 2013
A likeable and light-hearted comedy that doesn't attempt to be anything more.
March 2, 2013
Larry Crowne is nothing we haven't seen before and at times feels over-done and cliched.
January 1, 2013
Extremely modest, featherweight. But watchable.
March 3, 2012
February 18, 2012
December 5, 2011
Could have been a solid, straightforward rom com coasting on likable leads; half-hearted additions trying to link the movie to economic crisis just detract.
November 16, 2011
... lacks any sense of gravity. Hanks has too much moxie to let little things like unemployment and an underwater mortgage get him down...
October 20, 2011
Only hints at the comedy and poignancy that its two powerhouse leads could deliver if given better material.
October 7, 2011
An exceedingly minor entry on already impressive resums.
September 8, 2011
Even Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts can't sell this lightweight rom-com fantasy.
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