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Laws of Attraction Review

Other Critics provided by Metacritic.com

Critics scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.

  • 2.0
    38

    out of 100

    Metascore®
    Generally unfavorable reviews
    based on a weighted average of all
    critic review scores.

  • 10

    out of 100

    Wall Street Journal Joe Morgenstern

    This shabby enterprise gets so many things so wrong that it freezes your face into a cringe.

  • 50

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly Lisa Schwarzbaum

    Operates on such outdated, unimaginative conventions of movie chemistry that Moore and Brosnan end up appearing older and stodgier than necessary.

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  • 50

    out of 100

    USA Today Mike Clark

    With tangy Fisher equaling the leads in a sometimes scene-stealing role as Moore's mom, the actors emerge unscathed. Brosnan's part, in fact, is among the actor's most convincing non-Bond characters.

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  • 50

    out of 100

    The Hollywood Reporter Kirk Honeycutt

    For comedy, director Peter Howitt relies on halfhearted slapstick as the script contains little of the sharp dialogue one might expect from a script written at least in part by Harling ("Steel Magnolias," "Soapdish").

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For Families provided by Common Sense Media

Iffy for 14+

There's no reason to see this movie.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this movie portrays drinking, including drinking to excess, as evidence of machismo and as a way to bond. Characters smoke, use strong language, and have sex without knowing each other very well. There is some crude humor, including the repeated term "goat's nut." There are also many references to adultery, including references to strippers, prostitutes, the "three-way bossa nova," and sexual addiction.

  • Families can talk about why Audrey was so resistant to romantic involvement. How did her mother influence her?

The good stuff
  • message true0

    Messages: Not an issue

What to watch for
  • violence false0

    Violence: Not an issue

  • sex false3

    Sex: Sexual references and situations.

  • language false3

    Language: Some strong language.

  • consumerism false0

    Consumerism: Not an issue

  • drugsalcoholtobacco false3

    Drinking, drugs and smoking: Smoking, drinking to excess.

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