Larry Crowne
Larry Crowne (2011)

Until he was downsized, affable, amiable Larry Crowne (Tom Hanks) was a superstar team leader at the big-box company where he's worked since his time in the Navy. Underwater on his mortgage and unclear on what to do with his suddenly… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: November 15, 2011
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Critic Score: 35% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Despite the relaxed, easy chemistry of stars Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts, Larry Crowne is surprisingly bland and conventional.

Leah Rozen

An exceedingly minor entry on already impressive resumés.

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Rex Reed
New York Observer

Even if you wander into this congealed mess with nothing more demanding in mind than to spend a little time with two charming favorites, do not expect Forrest Gump or Pretty Woman.

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Martin Tsai
Critic's Notebook

But with such timely material and a stellar cast, it comes off mostly as a missed opportunity.

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Anthony Lane
New Yorker

To pluck romantic comedy from the jaws of a social crisis is a laudable project, worthy of Preston Sturges, and it's a pity that this featherlight drama-written by Tom Hanks and Nia Vardalos, and directed by Hanks himself-should falter in its task.

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Ella Taylor

Neither fish nor fowl, Larry Crowne skitters between pathos and shtick, wasting abundant acting talent as it goes.

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Sean Burns
Philadelphia Weekly

Bereft of conflict, the film coasts along in second gear on breezy charm, gentle humanism and star wattage.

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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone

Larry Crowne is more than a missed opportunity. It's alarmingly, depressingly out of touch.

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Mary F. Pols
TIME Magazine

When it comes to unemployment-themed cinema, I'll take the greater realism of last year's The Company Men or this year's Everything Must Go over Hanks's too rosy vision of life after the pink slip.

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Glenn Dunks

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.

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Flixster Audience Score: 41% Flixster User Reviews
Spencer S.
Co-written, directed, produced, and starring Tom Hanks, this tale of a middle aged man changing his life in the wake of the economic crash feels true to what… More
danny d
i thoroughly enjoyed this underrated film. it was a bit more charming and unique than most standard rom coms these days, the cast was solid, and i laughed a… More
Sergio Garcia
If you still think that a good casting will make a good movie, see Larry Crowne and think again.
Cynthia S.
I wanted this to be better. It was cute...but not fantastic. I did enjoy this movie in a low level way - liked it enough to sit thru the entire thing. But… More
Mhd Ekrayem
It's a funny movie, Tom Hanks did a good job with it. He directed it, starred in it, co-wrote the script, that's a good job, for me I enjoyed it a… More
Lorenzo von Matterhorn
<i>"I was downsized, I'm here to make sure that never happens again."</i> After losing his job, a middle-aged man reinvents himself… More