Top Critics Gave New ‘Going The Distance’ Movie Mixed Reviews
Top critics gave new ‘Going The Distance’ movie mixed reviews. New Line Cinema released their new romantic/comedy “Going The Distance” into theaters today,and the top movie critics seemed pretty mixed with their opinions,giving it Bs,Cs,Ds,and Fs. So, it looks like it’s more of a matter of taste with this one. It stars: Drew Barrymore, Justin Long, Charlie Day, Jason Sudeikis, Ron Livingston, Jim Gaffigan, Kelli Garner, Rob Riggle,and Christina Applegate.
Wesley Morris at the Boston Globe gave it a B rating. He said, “earns its R rating, often by daring to say what goes frequently unsaid by women in raunchy comedies.” Michael Phillips at the Chicago Tribune gave it a B. He said, “I liked the movie mainly for Barrymore.”
Owen Gleiberman at Entertainment Weekly gave it a B+. He said, “a light and tasty morsel of a romantic comedy in which two smart, funny, and basically sweet people try to conduct a cross-country relationship.”
Sean O’Connell at Filmcritic.com gave it a D+. He stated, “I was compelled,numerous times, to flee the theater and escape this awkward, uncomfortable, and frequently irritating film.” Kirk Honeycutt at the Hollywood Reporter gave it a really bad F rating. He said, “A total misfire from beginning to end.”
A.O. Scott gave it a B- rating. He said, “crisply directed by Nanette Burstein from a better than average script by the first-timer Geoff LaTulippe.” James Berardinelli at Reelviews gave it a B. He said, “To date, no motion picture has adequately captured the soaring highs and devastating lows associated with a long distance relationship, but Going the Distance comes as close as any movie has.”
Peter Travers at Rolling Stone gave it a C-. He said, “Barrymore and Long are both appealing, but not enough to sustain audience interest.” Claudia Puig at USA Today gave it a C. She said, “it stops short of the finish line, burying its romantic-comedy assets under calculated efforts to be socially relevant and vulgar attempts at humor.”
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