Elizabethtown (2005)

Cameron Crowe's Elizabethtown stars Orlando Bloom as Drew Baylor, a successful shoe designer, who as the film begins suffers a profound career setback that earns him the ill will of his boss (Alec Baldwin), and he learns that his… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: October 14, 2005
DVD Release Date: February 7, 2006
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Critic Score: 28% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: This story of a floundering shoe designer who returns home for a family tragedy gets lost in undeveloped plot lines and lackluster performances.

J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader

The hero's nuclear family and kooky rural relatives are so sketchily conceived that none of the intended comedy works, and the balance of the movie is given over to one of Crowe's sugary romances.

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Dave Calhoun
Time Out

The entire enterprise smacks of wish-fulfilment provoked by middle-age male guilt. Uplifting, it most certainly ain't.

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

Much maligned but surprisingly entertaining...

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Christy Lemire
Associated Press

So curious, and such a disappointment.

Peter Travers
Rolling Stone

The film's problems lie with the lack of spark between a wired Dunst and a bland Bloom.

Joshua Starnes

It's the fashion today for interpersonal dramas to go for bathos and high-stakes emotional conflict as characters cry out their darkest secrets to each other ... but director Cameron Crowe has taken a different tack.

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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times

Crowe's capable of much better than this; let's hope he gets back on track with the next one.

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David Denby
New Yorker

Leaves one adrift on a raft of morose questions. How could this vacuous movie have got made? Didn't anyone at Paramount, which paid for the film, read the script? And also: What in the world has happened to Cameron Crowe?

Fernando F. Croce

Heartfelt and intolerable

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Flixster Audience Score: 66% Flixster User Reviews
Alice Shen
Things I Liked About "Elizabethtown" Upon Second Viewing 1. Orlando Bloom's performance. Despite having contracted Orlando Bloom Fever at the… More
Alex roy
I didn't expect that this film would be this good, but I was surprised. I thought that this would be your regular run of the mill chick flick, it really… More
Nicki Marie
This is my second time watching this and 1 hour in I am removing this from the DVD player and my collection. It totally bores the hell out of me. I like… More
Bethany Murphy
Confusing at times and not really that romantic. It was alright, but nothing exceptional.
Bruce Bruce
The movie sucked and made kittke sense by the soundtrack was excellent, shame James Brown with thats life didn't make the sound track. Movie gets 2 stars,… More
Sophie Burgess
This was quite good and a cutesy film but it didnt keep me too interested. Wasn't that gripping but it did have a good storyline and had loads of great… More