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Jack Nicholson is hilariously funny as a compulsive-obsessive, homophobic romance novelist who is compelled by circumstances to get to know his gay neighbor (Greg Kinnear) and the waitress who puts up with NicholsonŐs abuse over breakfast every morning.

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 86%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"A sporadically funny romantic comedy with all the dramatic plausibility and tonal consistency of a TV variety show."
‑ Todd McCarthy, Variety
"It's fun to watch Jack Nicholson draw on great reservoirs of bile to play a mean SOB with an obsessive-compulsive disorder."
‑ Lisa Schwarzbaum, Entertainment Weekly
"Funny, but not a light comedy for youngsters."
‑ Kelly Kessler, Common Sense Media
"Not only one of the best romantic comedies of the year, but one of the best films in ages."
‑ Garth Franklin, Dark Horizons
"The character is written as the most unlikable person one could ever meet. Despite this fact, Jack manages to make the character sympathetic."
‑ Anthony Miele, Film Threat
"The trouble lies in the rambling narrative, Brooks' cautious direction and the cosy tone which renders the whole thing reminiscent of an extended sitcom."
‑ Geoff Andrew, Time Out
"It's a mark of how magically written, directed and acted As Good as It Gets is that we end up loving this film despite knowing how haphazard, scattershot and almost indefinable its charm is."
‑ Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times
"The greatest pleasures come from the acting."
‑ Michael Dequina,
"Both funny and sad, the comedy was in the vein of Brooks' Terms of Endearment, except it was more eccentric and nuttier and in moments genuinely touching due to strong chemistry between Jack Nicholson and Helen Hunt."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"The unpredictable and fresh 'As Good As It Gets' is peppered with memorable Brooks lines and physical schtick."
‑ Steve Crum, Kansas City Kansan
"Romance comedies definitely come better than this, although perhaps not lately."
‑ Rick Groen, Globe and Mail
"The movie succeeds at many moments even while pursuing its doomed grand design."
‑ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"The movie's too long, and the direction is sometimes slack -- but the script is crammed with withering ripostes, ably delivered by Nicholson and Hunt."
‑ Sandra Contreras, TV Guide's Movie Guide
"An inflated TV show by a sitcom creator."
‑ Jake Euker, F5 (Wichita, KS)
"Mildly likable."
‑ Robin Clifford, Reeling Reviews
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