'Post Grad' Critic Reviews

47%
MovieWeb:   3 reviews
7%
Rotten Tomatoes:   96 reviews
  • Lisa Schwarzbaum Entertainment Weekly (Top Critic)
    42
    Alexis Bledel plays a Ms. Sunshine who's fresh out of college and unable to find work, and thus -- conveniently for the uninspired makers of this dismayingly conservative dramedy -- she's temporarily bunking back home
    Full Review » 5 years ago
  • Jeannette Catsoulis New York Times (Top Critic)
    30
    Note to the writer Kelly Fremon: Is Ryden postgraduation or postmortem?
    Full Review » 5 years ago
  • Peter Bradshaw Guardian [UK] (Top Critic)
    20
    There's certainly a lot of material there but none of the comedy works in any way at all and Keaton is a dead zone at the centre of the film.
    Full Review » 4 years ago
  • Claudia Puig USA Today (Top Critic)
    38
    Post Grad is a collection of unfunny, insipid and predictable vignettes in search of a movie.
    Full Review » 5 years ago
  • Dan Kois Washington Post (Top Critic)
    A movie that never quite succeeds in capturing a generation adrift.
    Full Review » 5 years ago
  • Laura Bennett Boston Globe (Top Critic)
    50
    A disjointed patchwork of zany character sketches lacking in coherence and credibility.
    Full Review » 5 years ago
  • Vadim Rizov Village Voice (Top Critic)
    Post Grad tries to do three things at once -- and half-hits the mark on only one.
    Full Review » 5 years ago
  • Joe Neumaier New York Daily News (Top Critic)
    40
    Bledel brings a sweet, steady presence, but this sort of minor project is a step backwards. It's high time she graduated on to bigger and better things.
    Full Review » 5 years ago
  • Joanne Kaufman Wall Street Journal (Top Critic)
    Post Grad delivers a murky message about love, work, family and Eskimo Pies.
    Full Review » 5 years ago
  • Amy Biancolli Houston Chronicle (Top Critic)
    50
    I would like to take this occasion to lodge a complaint. There is no valid reason, none in the observable universe, why mainstream romantic comedies must adhere to the same script.
    Full Review » 5 years ago
  • James Rocchi MSN Movies (Top Critic)
    40
    Post Grad is all about what happens after you get your diploma, but the movie itself doesn't even earn an E for effort, let alone make the grade.
    Full Review » 5 years ago
  • Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times (Top Critic)
    75
    A feel-good movie that made me smile a lot.
    Full Review » 5 years ago
  • Michael Phillips Chicago Tribune (Top Critic)
    75
    The Proposal and The Ugly Truth only wish they had some of the charm of unpretentious diversions such as Bandslam or Post Grad.
    Full Review » 5 years ago
  • Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer (Top Critic)
    38
    Ostensibly a comedy, and a feeble and innocuous one at that, Post Grad is one of those what-were-they-thinking? studio productions that should have been shelved back in the script stage.
    Full Review » 5 years ago
  • Tom Long Detroit News (Top Critic)
    25
    Post Grad may be the strangest film of 2009. Unfortunately, not strange in a good way, strange in a bad way.
    Full Review » 5 years ago
  • Bill Goodykoontz Arizona Republic (Top Critic)
    60
    It's pleasant enough, which is an OK description for a summer afternoon, but not for a movie. At least not one with ambition beyond the standard fare.
    Full Review » 5 years ago
  • Peter Debruge Variety (Top Critic)
    As fiction characters go, Ryden seems as dull as they come, making it hard to muster much sympathy for her plight.
    Full Review » 5 years ago
  • Kyle Smith New York Post (Top Critic)
    50
    Excessive niceness may be an unfair charge to lob at a movie, but Post Grad is so swaddled in good intentions that it's like taking a very short journey cushioned on all sides by air bags. That are stuffed with cotton candy.
    Full Review » 5 years ago
  • Roger Moore Orlando Sentinel (Top Critic)
    40
    Post Grad is a Devil Wears Prada without the devil, a Reality Bites without any bite -- and not much reality, either.
    Full Review » 5 years ago
  • Greg Quill Toronto Star (Top Critic)
    38
    Post Grad deserves a failing grade.
    Full Review » 5 years ago
  • Globe and Mail (Top Critic)
    25
    What it eventually becomes is not so much a treatise on the inequities of the workplace as another romantic comedy, light on the comedy and not much heavier on the romance.
    Full Review » 5 years ago
  • Joe Coscarelli Salon.com (Top Critic)
    Post-Grad finds Alexis Bledel sinking into the quicksand of typecasting, playing nearly the same role she perfected during seven seasons as the ambitious Rory on Gilmore Girls.
    Full Review » 5 years ago
  • James Berardinelli ReelViews (Top Critic)
    50
    Post Grad isn't funny, surprising, or insightful enough to provoke more than a ho-hum reaction.
    Full Review » 5 years ago
  • Kirk Honeycutt Hollywood Reporter (Top Critic)
    A homogenized piffle about the "ordeal" of a middle-class college grad momentarily without a job.
    Full Review » 5 years ago
  • Christy Lemire Associated Press (Top Critic)
    It has no idea what it wants to be; as a result, it gets nothing right.
    Full Review » 5 years ago