No Strings Attached
No Strings Attached (2011)

In this comedy, Emma (Natalie Portman) and Adam (Ashton Kutcher) are life-long friends who almost ruin everything by having sex one morning. In order to protect their friendship, they make a pact to keep their relationship strictly "no… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: May 10, 2011
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49%
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52%



Critic Score: 49% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: It benefits from the presence of Natalie Portman and director Ivan Reitman's steady hand, but No Strings Attached doesn't have the courage or conviction to follow through on its ribald premise.

Cath Clarke
Time Out

Portman can look smug in light-touch comedy, but her chemistry with Kutcher is believable (though to be fair, Kutcher is the golden retriever of male leads: blandly irresistable).

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David Edelstein
New York Magazine/Vulture

No Strings Attached is so palpably calculated that you know if the camera had pulled back a foot from the bed in which Portman and Kutcher were pretending to have sex, you'd have seen their agents standing by beaming: proud parents, proud pimps.

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Matt Joseph
We Got This Covered

While it's not without problems, No Strings Attached is a romantic comedy worth watching, and that's saying a lot. Every member of the cast lights up the screen with humor and charm and there are a lot of genuinely funny moments.

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Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor

At least Portman is playing someone who is recognizably human, unlike her dancer in Black Swan.

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Richard Roeper
Richard Roeper.com

One of the better romantic comedies in the last couple of years.

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John Hanlon
Big Hollywood

Aside from its unromantic plot, "Attached" is over-sexed, overdone and overcome by a terrible script.

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Ben Sachs
Chicago Reader

The charismatic leads keep this watchable, but it's a waste of their talents.

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Kate Taylor
Globe and Mail

A lot of sharp lines from screenwriter Elizabeth Meriwether and a strong supporting cast are often enough to make that premise pleasant if not exactly shocking.

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Roger Moore
Tribune News Service

Benefits the most from a sexy, emotionally available/vulnerable turn by Natalie Portman. But the Kutcher guy isn't bad either.

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Flixster Audience Score: 52% Flixster User Reviews
John Manard
A cute different take on the romantic comedy. Portman and Kutcher actually have a very good chemistry in the movie and the supporting cast is actually quite… More
Sanjay Rema
Predictable, unoriginal, and cliched. This movie is the perfect storm for a bad Rom-Com. It has a couple cheap laughs (one or two) and is cheesier than a bowl… More
Red Lats
This plot has been around before - can a couple have regular sex without falling in love? At least in the movies, it is not possible. At least the rest of the… More
Japes .
I chose to watch this movie only because Friends with Benefits was not on Netflix, and this was the closest thing I could find. I began watching this movie,… More
Jim Hunter
Two successful twentysomethings agree to have a "friends with benefits" relationship, but they predictably fall for each other. I think the only… More
Kevin Cookman
It's pleasant, but certainly not a memorable nor even particularly original film. Very cut and paste, fabricated Hollywood fare.

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