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Running With Scissors Review

Movies.com Critics

2.5

Dave White Profile

… funny throughout … Read full review

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

  • 3.0
    52

    out of 100

    Metascore®
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  • 50

    out of 100

    USA Today Claudia Puig

    Running With Scissors lacks the edge of Augusten Burroughs' best-selling memoir. The result is an inconsistent tragicomedy that attempts to be cut from the same darkly humorous cloth as "American Beauty," but fails.

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  • 50

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly Lisa Schwarzbaum

    Watching Running With Scissors the movie instead of reading Running With Scissors the best-selling memoir by Augusten Burroughs is like running with a spatula, or maybe some weird toast tongs.

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  • 50

    out of 100

    Wall Street Journal

    Ms. Bening takes her part and acts it all over the place, while Ms. Paltrow and Ms. Wood do their best theater of the absurd. It is left to Ms. Clayburgh, in a performance free of vanity and artifice, to find the movie's heart.

  • 60

    out of 100

    The Hollywood Reporter Frank Scheck

    Too outlandish to be fully convincing, this adaptation of the best-selling memoir sacrifices subtlety for broad laughs.

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