Larry Crowne Reviews

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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.
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.
January 1, 2013
Extremely modest, featherweight. But watchable.
March 3, 2012
February 18, 2012
August 7, 2011
Low-key charmer saved by star power
July 15, 2011
An immensely likeable film, this uplifting rom com about turning life around has a whole lot of things going for it
July 8, 2011
...it's an old-fashioned star vehicle, fashioned for the particular screen personas of Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts by Hanks himself, who directed the film and wrote the screenplay with Nia Vardalos. You may recall that he produced her breakthrough film...
July 8, 2011
An ode to the common man.
July 7, 2011
While the film isn't exactly groundbreaking, it does finish much better than it begins.
July 7, 2011
It sets out to be a pleasant, sweet-natured entertainment that tries to avoid cynicism (perhaps a little too hard). On that basis, it succeeds well enough.
July 5, 2011
"Larry Crowne" could have easily starred Spencer Tracy and be showing on TCM this very instant.
July 5, 2011
Definitely for mature audiences as there were no car chases or explosions. Hanks and Roberts still have chemistry together, and there is always that fantastic Roberts laugh.
July 5, 2011
Larry Crowne is neither dinner nor dessert, but rather the tasty and ultimately inconsequential appetizer you enjoy before moving on to the more substantive fare.
July 4, 2011
Larry Crowne will probably appeal mostly to baby boomers desperately searching for something other than big blow-up movies (Transformers 4) or yet another 3D disaster.
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