The Lonely Guy
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 48%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Martin's trademark wacky humor is fitfully in evidence, but seems much more repressed than usual in order to fit into the relatively realistic world of single working people."
‑ Variety Staff, Variety
"Arthur Hiller's direction exudes a flavorless professionalism, a quality that doesn't count for much in this context."
‑ Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader
"An inventive comic meditation on being single."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
"Martin and pathos just don't mix."
‑ Bob Bloom, Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)
"The kind of movie that seems to have been made to play in empty theaters on overcast January afternoons."
‑ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"A mindless comedy that's about as funny as a life sentence in solitary confinement."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"Alternando o besteirol e a comédia de situações, o filme é consistentemente engraçado e surpreendentemente sensível. Um dos melhores da carreira de Steve Martin."
‑ Pablo Villaca, Cinema em Cena
"Very funny, early Steve Martin comedy. Has some great bits including a gag with spary-on sweat and another with cardboard stand-ups doubling as friends for lonely guys. Not Martin's funniest film, but it's up there."
‑ Larry Carroll,
"It tries a little bit of everything, and winds up with an air of messy desperation."
‑ Janet Maslin, New York Times
"Funny stuff."
‑ Christopher Null,
"The least satisfying of Steve Martin's early movies."
‑ Richard Luck, Film4
"Gets funnier with age."
‑ Bob Grimm, Las Vegas Mercury
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