Here Today

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, 48% Rotten Tomatometer Score
  • Here Today's well-matched stars share an infectious chemistry that's almost enough to overcome a frequently mushy mix of comedy and drama.
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    Mark KermodeKermode & Mayo's Film Review
    This is more indulgent, and the more it goes on the more mawkish it unfortunately becomes. It's clearly a very personal project, but it just loses its way very badly.
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    Tara BradyIrish Times
    A film with a big heart and more zingers than actual laughs.
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    Wendy IdeObserver (UK)
    A glossily disingenuous piece of work.
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    Peter BradshawGuardian
    A very heavy and indigestible meal of emotional correctness.
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    Linda MarricThe Jewish Chronicle
    Sure, there is a fair bit of whimsy and jarring dialogue, but Crystal is able to bring his usual self-deprecating style to an otherwise unoriginal story. Haddish is hugely likeable.
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    Danny LeighFinancial Times
    The handling is soggy and often tone-deaf, the kernel of mournful humanity the closest thing to a saving grace.
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    Emma SimmondsRadio Times
    Here Today struggles to convince when it kicks into a more emotional gear and, ultimately, the weighty issues overwhelm a film that seems more comfortable in a minor key.
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    Ruth MaramisFlixChatter Film Blog
    Despite some formulaic comedic elements, the movie still works as the two leads are genuinely funny. Good to see Billy Crystal in a leading role again and he + Tiffany Haddish make for a winning comedic pairing.
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    Matthew BondThe Mail on Sunday (UK)
    Crystal and Haddish share a nice screen chemistry and there are funny moments alongside the sadder ones. But the Hollywood ending is close to unforgivable.
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    Tom ShoneSunday Times (UK)
    Next to Crystal's mellow comic spiel, as grooved as the jazz standards on the soundtrack, Haddish is rattling, profane and vivid.
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