Attraction to a free-spirited woman (Kerry Washington) causes a man (Chris Rock) to question the happiness he feels with his wife (Gina Torres) and family.
" All good stuff. Rock delivers some laugh-out-loud lines, Washington is sexy and dangerous, Torres makes her character something more than a frigid harpy, and the workplace scenes are well-played. "
" As uneven as I Think I Love My Wife often is, it still has an emotional resonance lacking in most films about relationships. By dealing with temptation in even a quasi-realistic way, it affirms that, like comedy, monogamy is hard. "
" I Think I Love My Wife is first and foremost a sex comedy. But Rock is sharp enough to set it in a world where people of all races share the same dreams and desires -- if not the same real estate. "
" Rock's breakthrough as a director -- a chance for him to grapple openly with his status as a maturing (but still ostensibly immature) comedian. "
" Rock's version is funnier, blacker, hipper, and sexier, but Rohmer's shows a little more skin. "
" Chris Rock, who famously mocked Jude Law's movie career at the Oscars, ought to watch out for his own after his second dud in a row as an actor-director, the screamingly unfunny romantic comedy I Think I Love My Wife. "
" For each joke that is fresh, there are at least three that fall thuddingly flat. "
" I Think I Love My Wife has little to say and it doesn't have enough laughs to work as pure comedy. Rock the writer/director isn't doing Rock the actor any favors here, nor is he doing many for the audience. "
" I Think I Love My Wife is about as entertaining as reading someone else's divorce settlement. "
" I Think I Love My Wife slogs through drama and comedy as though both were a duty as onerous as a sexless marriage. Rarely do characters display anything approaching logic, unless their 180-degree turnarounds are part of a geometry proof. "
" Rock fails to develop the characters caught in their conjugal and singleton traps. As usual, his observational humor zings (and stings) -- but this is a movie, not stand-up. "
" Rock is so fixed on crude jokes, he neglects to create realistic characters and a story that's compelling to follow. "
" Rock's defining comic characteristic is his no-nonsense honesty, tackling awkward issues head-on with bold, hostile, uproarious insights. Playing a milquetoast, he's tossed away his best weapon. "
" Saddled with the weight of an unfocused, cliche-ridden script, a tiresome voice-over narration that drones on and on, and acting by Rock that's as wooden as Pinocchio, I Think I Love My Wife staggers in predictable circles for 94 long minutes. "
" The most shocking thing about I Think I Love My Wife isn't the language, the sex, or the racial humor. It's the fact that it's not a funny movie. At all. "
" This film has no more insight, and less originality, than [Rock's] completely gag-driven comedy. "
" Very little that's clever, romantic or witty in this formulaic romp. "
" Viagra jokes, I-have-a-headache rebuffs, a sequence devoted to the humiliation of buying condoms at a pharmacy...c'mon, Chris, you can do better than that. "
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