...a smart, grown-up comedy...
—Joey Bartolomeo People
It?s simply a good time, a relatively adult and easygoing conveyance for three ace performers of a certain age, working through a few comic machinations created by writer-director Nancy Meyers.
—Michael Phillips Chicago Tribune
...perfectly plausible if you are only willing to believe that Meryl Streep sells a whole lot of muffins.
—Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times
It's Complicated is middle-aged porn, the specialty of Meyers, who also set ladies and interior
decorators drooling over homes and gardens in 2006's The Holiday.
—Lisa Schwarzbaum Entertainment Weekly
You don't have to feel guilty for lapping up this froth. Just don't expect nourishment.
—Peter Travers Rolling Stone
Another new and familiar old-fashioned romantic film from Nancy Meyers...
—Kirk Honeycutt Hollywood Reporter
...vacuous overall, although attractively packaged.
—Claudia Puig USA Today
Cute and clever though the plot may be, everything is played out in the broadest possible terms without an iota of nuance or subtlety.
—Todd McCarthy Variety
...a generic, easygoing romantic comedy that has about as much lasting power as a thin snowfall on a sunny day.
—Chris Barsanti filmcritic.com
The rom com is a talky genre, sure, but the people here never say anything interesting; the script is all situations and no jokes.
—Aaron Cutler Slant Magazine
...a garish fiasco...
—Scott Foundas Village Voice