Leap Year Reviews
Posted 01.07.10 by reelz
Even though he's been around a while, we picked Leap Year's Matthew Goode as a likely 2010 breakout star because a.) he and co-star Amy Adams make a ridiculously cute couple, and b.) because Hollywood needs a new, good-looking British rom-com option now that Hugh Grant is heading out to pasture. Does the movie help give Goode a chance to finally become a household name?
"This is a full-bore, PG-rated, sweet rom-com. It sticks to the track, makes all the scheduled stops and bears us triumphantly to the station. And it is populated by colorful characters, but then, when was the last time you saw a boring Irishman in a movie?"
— Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"The director, Anand Tucker (Shopgirl), leaves things relatively uncluttered, which I appreciated. At the same time, I could have put that less generously — as in, not very much surprising happens."
— Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly
"Leap Year is like most relationships: You keep waiting for it to get better, until you finally accept that it won't."
— Aaron Cutler, Slant Magazine
"...another rom-com without much rom or com."
— Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune
"Free from sex or naughty language, Leap Year appears to have been designed for that huge mother-daughter matinee market, ahem. Trust me: Take mom to It's Complicated instead."
— Brian Miller, Chicago Tribune