Metacritic Movie Ratings
Whatever Works Reviews

3.0

45

out of 100

Metascore®
Mixed or average reviews
Based on a weighted average of all critic review scores.

A sample of reviews from critics across the country.

  • 75

    out of 100

    Chicago Sun-TimesRoger Ebert

    Yellnikoff, played with perfect pitch by Larry David.

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  • 60

    out of 100

    The Hollywood ReporterFrank Scheck

    Features enough genuine laughs to give it decent commercial traction.

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  • 50

    out of 100

    USA TodayClaudia Puig

    Woody, please: Go back to the European locales that so energized you of late.

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  • 50

    out of 100

    Entertainment WeeklyLisa Schwarzbaum

    The fact that Allen wrote the script in the '70s explains something about why his newest movie feels so old.

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  • 30

    out of 100

    Wall Street JournalJoe Morgenstern

    The movie on the whole is joyless. Whatever Works doesn’t.

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