Forces Of Nature 1999

Critics score:
45 / 100

Reviews provided by RottenTomatoes

Janet Maslin, New York Times: The film shows off Ms. Bullock to amusing if overly frenetic advantage. It also leaves Mr. Affleck without enough of a Cary Grant aura to play his wimpier character with style. Read more

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Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times: A most pleasant and diverting venture. Read more

Gina Fattore, Chicago Reader: A movie that obviously aspires to screwball status while trampling on the irrepressible female freedom that defines the genre. Read more

Paul Tatara, I kept waiting for the plot to kick in. And waited and waited and waited. Read more

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James Berardinelli, ReelViews: Affleck is as appealing as usual. Bullock, following a series of ill-advised career choices, is back in top form. Read more

Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times: A romantic shaggy dog story, a movie that leads us down the garden path of romance, only to abandon us by the compost heap of uplifting endings. And it's not even clever enough to give us the right happy ending. Read more

Mary Elizabeth Williams, At the center of every swirling storm is a place of placid inertia, safe and still -- and not very exciting. And it's where Affleck and Bullock spend most of their time, floating amiably but never doing enough to truly connect. Read more

Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle: A so-so, OK, perfectably acceptable, nice, rather charming romantic comedy with two stars who are entirely watchable. In 1999, that adds up to a sort-of, kind-of middling experience at the movies. Read more

Richard Corliss, TIME Magazine: DreamWorks' first reprehensible fiasco. Read more

Time Out: A bumbling and typically charmless latter-day studio screwball comedy. Read more

Joe Leydon, Variety: An extremely enjoyable neo-screwball comedy about attractive opposites on the road. Read more

Justine Elias, Village Voice: [Affleck is] too sturdy and sated. And you can't have screwball comedy if only one party desperately wants to screw. Read more