...a genial romantic comedy that grows on you once it finds its rhythm...
—Leah Rozen People
A promising premise and some very good actors are smothered in goo in The Answer Man.
—Peter Rainer Christian Science Monitor
...plays out with tender cloying predictability...
—Owen Gleiberman Entertainment Weekly
...a pedestrian romantic comedy...
—Ella Taylor Village Voice
Why is this movie so full of plot holes, why do the characters behave in ways that bear little resemblance to reality, and why is this dreary comedy so devoid of humor?
—Claudia Puig USA Today
How much more interesting is a film like (500) Days of Summer, which is about the complexities of life, in comparison with this one, which cheerfully cycles through the cliches.
—Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times
...a dreary tale spun out of bland clichés and so many coincidences that one begins to believe its titular guru perhaps does have a direct line to the Almighty.
—Nick Schager Slant Magazine
The Answer Man combines the worst of both worlds: It offers the ugly digital video, negligible production values, and manufactured grit of a Sundance loser with the pandering formula, sentiment, and romantic-comedy clichés of Hollywood pap.
—Nathan Rabin Onion AV Club
...becomes about as memorable as the proverbial stock picture that came with the frame.
—Chris Cabin filmcritic.com
I have one question for The Answer Man: How did you get made?
—Kyle Smith New York Post