'Like Crazy' Critic Reviews

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MovieWeb:   3 reviews
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Rotten Tomatoes:   144 reviews
  • Lisa Schwarzbaum Entertainment Weekly (Top Critic)
    84
    Like Crazy tells the truth, simply: Love is thrilling. And -- just because of the way life happens -- sometimes love hurts.
    Full Review » 2 years ago
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  • Manohla Dargis New York Times (Top Critic)
    50
    Largely a conventional, wan affair, despite its art-cinema flourishes, like scenes that start and end in medias res.
    Full Review » 2 years ago
  • Peter Bradshaw Guardian [UK] (Top Critic)
    80
    Apart from everything else, Like Crazy is a reminder of the awful fact that all choices are permanent, to some degree. Life cannot be rewound and done over. It's a grownup love story.
    Full Review » 2 years ago
  • Claudia Puig USA Today (Top Critic)
    100
    No other recent film has so deftly captured the act of falling in love or so artfully interwoven the more practical efforts of maintaining that connection.
    Full Review » 2 years ago
  • Ann Hornaday Washington Post (Top Critic)
    75
    A serious, deeply felt romance for an audience Hollywood most often bombards with raunchy sex comedies and video-game adaptations.
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  • Ty Burr Boston Globe (Top Critic)
    63
    Attention must be paid, even if you occasionally want to throw pots at the screen.
    Full Review » 2 years ago
  • Nick Pinkerton Village Voice (Top Critic)
    Lain on a bed of treacly piano music, this l'amour fou is l'amour tepid.
    Full Review » 2 years ago
  • Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News (Top Critic)
    60
    Doremus has crafted an intelligent and evocative story driven by two expert leads. I liked it very much. I just wish I could say I was crazy about it.
    Full Review » 2 years ago
  • Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal (Top Critic)
    The music of Paul Simon's "Graceland" flows through "Like Crazy," and comments on it as well. This wise and beautiful little film is about two lovers falling from a state of grace.
    Full Review » 2 years ago
  • Glenn Kenny MSN Movies (Top Critic)
    80
    Its empathy and artful way of conveying honest observation struck a chord with me...
    Full Review » 2 years ago
  • David Edelstein New York Magazine (Top Critic)
    Like Crazy has a lively syntax and could, in an ungrateful mood, be tagged as slick. But Doremus gets the tempos right.
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times (Top Critic)
    75
    It's not a clunky rom-com; it's sweeter and more intimate.
    Full Review » 2 years ago
  • Michael Phillips Chicago Tribune (Top Critic)
    75
    The reason to see it co-stars with Anton Yelchin, around whom the project got going. Her name is Felicity Jones.
    Full Review » 2 years ago
  • J. R. Jones Chicago Reader (Top Critic)
    This indie drama starts off as a sexy little date movie, but once the lovers have been separated it grows steadily more complicated and mature.
    Full Review » 2 years ago
  • Carrie Rickey Philadelphia Inquirer (Top Critic)
    75
    His characters may shy at uncertainty and ambiguity. Doremus does not. He keeps his camera trained on that smudgy line between loyalty and love.
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Colin Covert Minneapolis Star Tribune (Top Critic)
    75
    The cast creates such a naturalistic sense of empathy -- a complicity, even -- with the viewers that we're swept up into their characters' lives.
    Full Review » 2 years ago
  • Tom Long Detroit News (Top Critic)
    67
    It's imperative for director and co-writer Drake Doremus to color the film with a great deal of blossoming-love sparkle right off the bat, and he does just that.
    Full Review » 2 years ago
  • Bill Goodykoontz Arizona Republic (Top Critic)
    70
    What could have come off as stilted and artificial is instead genuine and natural.
    Full Review » 2 years ago
  • Rex Reed New York Observer (Top Critic)
    75
    Unlike most alleged Hollywood rom-coms, Like Crazy is delicate, uplifting and definitely worth investigating.
    Full Review » 2 years ago
  • Andrew Barker Variety (Top Critic)
    Like Crazy is an exquisite, beautifully acted gem of a film, one that should serve as a prelude to bigger things for stars Felicity Jones and Anton Yelchin, as well as director Drake Doremus.
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Sara Stewart New York Post (Top Critic)
    63
    We get that Anna and Jacob care for each other, but the foundation for their devotion often feels insubstantial if not imaginary.
    Full Review » 2 years ago
  • Bruce Demara Toronto Star (Top Critic)
    50
    Those seeking a fresh take on romance will find Like Crazy almost existentially tepid.
    Full Review » 2 years ago
  • Eric D. Snider Film.com (Top Critic)
    84
    The couple's story is related through small, true-to-life details that paint an unidealized portrait of love - the euphoria, the sadness, and everything in between.
    Full Review » 2 years ago
  • Laremy Legel Film.com (Top Critic)
    100
    Like Crazy drives complexity, and it does so stylishly and cleverly. Delightfully done by director Drake Doremus.
    Full Review » 3 years ago