Metacritic Movie Ratings
Lay the Favorite Reviews

2.0

38

out of 100

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

A sample of reviews from critics across the country.

  • 63

    out of 100

    ReelViewsJames Berardinelli

    On autopilot from beginning to end, Lay the Favorite feels like sitcom blown up to big-screen proportions. The laughs aren't raucous or numerous, the character development is sketchy at best, and the insider's perspective on bookies and gambling is superficial.

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  • 40

    out of 100

    The Hollywood ReporterTodd McCarthy

    The comedy just isn't that funny and the enterprise never finds an exact tone.

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