Long Shot

critic Reviews

, 81% Certified Fresh Tomatometer Score
  • A sharp and deceptively layered comedy that's further fueled by the odd couple chemistry of its leads, this Long Shot largely hits its marks.
  • , Rotten Tomatometer Score
    Richard BrodyNew Yorker
    The movie's lack of political substance empties out the relationship at its center; having little to work with and little to hold them together, the actors appear to be meeting each other for the first time in every scene.
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    David EdelsteinNew York Magazine/Vulture
    I generally like Rogen a lot but this performance is bad - worse than it even seems because of the drain it is on the movie.
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  • , Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Mark KermodeKermode & Mayo's Film Review
    Crass, but satirically-pointed...it's a film with benevolence, which likes its characters...
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    K. Austin CollinsVanity Fair
    Rogen, Theron, and a handy cast of supporting stars (including June Diane Raphael and O'shea Jackson Jr. as Fields's hands-on head of staff and Fred's jovial best friend, respectively) make the movie float where its vague satire sinks.
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    Charlotte O'SullivanLondon Evening Standard
    Some gags could be sharper but the gender-fluid chemistry between the leads is a joy.
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    Wendy IdeObserver (UK)
    A crowd-pleasing charm bomb of a movie that combines intelligence and a sexual spark to explosively funny ends.
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    Brian EggertDeep Focus Review
    However political it may get, and no matter how impossible the pairing may seem romantically, it all works in those fantastical and endearing ways a good romantic comedy should.
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    Lonita CookKCTV5 News at 9
    It actually turns out to be a surprisingly funny, really well-paced... romantic comedy.
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    Olly RichardsNME
    Proof that romantic comedy can still be smart and refreshing...
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    Jonita DavisMediaversity Reviews
    Long Shot openly acknowledges racial bias using a tone that edges toward satire. However, there is no real attempt at a remedy.
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