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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 49%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Eight months after health-care reform was signed into law, Universal Pictures courageously weighs in with a watered-down satire of the pharmaceutical industry."
‑ J. R. Jones, Chicago Reader
"A slick weepie made by smart guys who want you to know they're better than the schlockmeisters."
‑ Peter Rainer, Christian Science Monitor
"Love and Other Drugs isn't a perfect film, and Zwick has certainly done better, but for what it is, it's mostly watchable and fairly enjoyable."
‑ Matt Joseph, We Got This Covered
"Lacks a certain something, but not chemistry between Jake and Anne. They set off real sparks."
‑ Roger Moore, Movie Nation
"Can he love her when her illness degenerates? Can she let him in even though she's scared? Will he always work for the people who are actually making her life more difficult? You're allowed not to care."
‑ Dave White,
"Ultimately, the unsettled tone undermines the romantic conclusion. Still, you've got to admire the ambition it shares with its cocky hero."
‑ Anna Smith, Time Out
"as many weak spots, but what it delivers at its core is as indelible as (and a lot more explicit than) the work of such legendary teams as Clark Gable and Joan Crawford, Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn."
‑ David Denby, New Yorker
"This movie is far from your standard romantic comedy. It's a deeper film that touches on heavier emotional moments."
‑ Kevin Carr, 7M Pictures
"Charismatic turns from its two stars provide the heartbeat for the movie, which resembles director Edward Zwick's TV show thirtysomething with its insight into male/female intimacy."
‑ Simon Reynolds, Digital Spy
"The movie has lots of scenes of the two leads in bed together, but it can't decide whether it's a big issue film, a romantic comedy or a weepy melodrama, so it ends up being none of them successfully."
‑ Eric Melin,
"But in Love & Other Drugs, [Zwick] and Herskovitz find a groove that delivers wry writing and smart cultural observation."
‑ Lisa Kennedy, Denver Post
"This movie is best treated like dim sum. Wait out the bad portions until a tastier dish is served. Let Hathaway be your guide."
‑ Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
"Zwick and his writing partners, Marshall Herskovitz and Charles Randolph, overextend their scope by a wide margin."
‑ Al Alexander, The Patriot Ledger
"There were several potential avenues to develop here, but the film settles for something conventional and sentimental with its love story."
‑ Jeffrey Chen, ReelTalk Movie Reviews
"Strange how for a movie about a Viagra salesman, we don't see the growth of the characters."
‑ Mark Pfeiffer, Reel Times: Reflections on Cinema
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