The Ex
The Ex (2007)

Tom Reilly and his wife Sofia are in for some major changes now that they have a newborn. As a lawyer, Sofia has always provided a comfortable living while Tom has contributed love, support and the occasional paycheck. When Sofia decides to… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: May 11, 2007
DVD Release Date: August 21, 2007
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Critic Score: 19% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: The Ex suffers from inept direction and characters that are either unsympathetic or plain unpleasant to watch.

Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper

Mildly amusing but far too timid.

Gregory Kirschling
Entertainment Weekly

What if Zach Braff acted in one more quarter-life-crisis movie, and instead of Sundance it went straight to video? If only that's what had happened to The Ex.

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Heather Huntington

Jokes just somehow hung in the air instead of collecting their laugh and moving on.

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Tom Beer
Time Out

Though Bateman rolls through the film with sly comic skill, the whole exercise seems half-baked -- a high concept and some funny gags that do not a great comedy make.

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Nathan Rabin
AV Club

It's good to have Grodin back onscreen after an extended absence; it's just a shame it has to be in this dreary graveyard of wasted opportunities.

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Jeff Bayer
The Scorecard Review

It should be good. It's got a well-known, talented cast from top to bottom and the subject of ex-boyfriends is limitless. Instead it has the feel of a straight-to-DVD failure.

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Hap Erstein
Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Braff has a natural likability, but the screenplay gives him so many stupid, far-fetched and annoying things to do that The Ex loses credibility quickly.

Geoff Pevere
Toronto Star

Delayed, re-titled and presumably at least partially re-shot, Jesse Peretz's troubled office-bound romantic comedy The Ex is as half-baked as you'd expect it to be, but the better half -- the office half -- really does cook.

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S. Jhoanna Robledo
Common Sense Media

Uneven Braff comedy OK, but lacks ex-citement.

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Flixster Audience Score: 32% Flixster User Reviews
Matt Goodman
This movie is hilarious
Manu Gino
Pretty good movie, had quite a few smirks but not laughs, it's really a movie to be seen on DvD with some friends and some popcorn at your house or friends… More
Bethany Murphy
Appauling. Wasn't even that funny.
Film Crazy
This film is an alright movie, it is funny and does keep you laughing! but one thing i hate with some movies is that they make the story that really gets on… More
Thomas Bowler
Occassionally funny but avoid if you can. Full review later.
Leigh Ryan
Nothing exceptional, except maybe that it may be the only movie I like Amanda Peet in...