Metacritic Movie Ratings
As Good As It Gets Reviews

4.0

67

out of 100

Metascore®
Generally favorable reviews
Based on a weighted average of all critic review scores.

A sample of reviews from critics across the country.

  • 100

    out of 100

    Chicago Tribune

    A brash romantic comedy that has a serious purpose at its core.

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  • 88

    out of 100

    USA TodayMike Clark

    It's a case of actors and strong writing coming together, and it's uncommon in contemporary movies.

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  • 75

    out of 100

    Chicago Sun-TimesRoger Ebert

    There's so much good here, in the dialogue, the performances and the observation, that the movie succeeds at many moments even while pursuing its doomed grand design.

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  • 75

    out of 100

    ReelViewsJames Berardinelli

    Not a positive triumph, but it does bring a smile to the face and, perhaps in some cases, a tear to the eye.

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  • 67

    out of 100

    Entertainment WeeklyLisa Schwarzbaum

    A cute premise that, upon closer inspection, rings falser rather than truer. It's pretty good, but not nearly as good as Brooks gets.

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