A.C.O.D. 2013

Critics score:
50 / 100

Reviews provided by RottenTomatoes

Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly: A.C.O.D. is like some wild and woolly French family drama that hums along in fast motion. Read more

Manohla Dargis, New York Times: Mr. Zicherman needs a better crew, some time with the Criterion Collection and a fresher story, one perhaps not plucked from his own life. Read more

Kyle Smith, New York Post: [A] pointless, meaningless and witless comedy ... Read more

A.A. Dowd, AV Club: It's too broad to qualify as incisive, too mild to rise above the level of amusing. Read more

Ty Burr, Boston Globe: The movie's messy, predictable, occasionally sitcom-shallow, but it's blessed with a cast of pro farceurs-including Amy Poehler and Jane Lynch-who put a spin on almost everything they do. Read more

Drew Hunt, Chicago Reader: The film is too broad to be discerning, but there are a few laughs here and there, thanks to a solid comedic ensemble. Read more

William Goss, Film.com: A solid debut for Zicherman, and a worthy vehicle for Scott and company. Read more

John DeFore, Hollywood Reporter: The comedy will strike a chord with viewers who've had to "be the adult" in relationships with divorced parents. Read more

Sheri Linden, Los Angeles Times: Even with Adam Scott, Richard Jenkins, Catherine O'Hara, Jane Lynch and Amy Poehler on board, the results are regrettably forgettable. Read more

John Anderson, Newsday: A syndrome that may provide food for thought but not a lot of laughs. Read more

Elizabeth Weitzman, New York Daily News: Any movie starring these justly adored actors is likely to have its share of highlights and both are, indeed, delightful to watch. Read more

Steven Rea, Philadelphia Inquirer: Watching Jenkins and O'Hara go at it (in more ways than one) is especially terrific fun. Read more

Richard Roeper, Richard Roeper.com: Promising premise goes nowhere. Read more

Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle: Not only is the movie just so-so, but the parts themselves aren't much. Read more

Dana Stevens, Slate: There's an undertone of score-settling to this not-so-romantic comedy, a bitterness that's sometimes unpleasant and sometimes wickedly funny. Read more

Colin Covert, Minneapolis Star Tribune: The tone is irresolute, as if Zicherman, a self-proclaimed A.C.O.D., hadn't fully resolved his feelings before spinning them into this lumpy comedic drama. Read more

Alonso Duralde, TheWrap: This is the sort of movie you watch on a long flight because you like at least one of the cast members, and you laugh a few times, and then you forget that you ever saw it. Read more

Sam Adams, Time Out: Too sluggish for farce and too glib for a trenchant social satire, A.C.O.D. is several sessions short of a breakthrough. Read more

Claudia Puig, USA Today: A spotty comedy with a great cast and a catchy title that falls apart in the final third. Read more

Geoff Berkshire, Variety: Carter's existential crisis simply isn't interesting enough to sustain the movie, even at a scant 87 minutes, no matter how likable the leading man. Read more

Sam Weisberg, Village Voice: Zicherman should have trusted his dark instincts; he did too much micromanaging of his own. Read more

Bilge Ebiri, New York Magazine/Vulture: A.C.O.D. is reasonably pleasant and therapeutic and antiseptic and you just wish somebody would bring a chandelier down on somebody else at some point. Read more

Michael O'Sullivan, Washington Post: "A.C.O.D." may leave a slightly sour aftertaste. As a look at the state of modern monogamy - or at least our enduring if misguided faith in it - it's refreshingly acerbic. Read more