Long Shot

critic Reviews

81% Certified Fresh Tomatometer Score81%
  • 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.
  • Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Charlotte Harrisoncultbox
    Long Shot may not be the return of the romcom, but it's certainly a real return to form.
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  • Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Catherine SpringerAwardsWatch
    ...despite the clunky, unimaginative script and the by-the-numbers direction, Long Shot is saved by the exact gimmick that probably green-lit it in the first place: Theron and Rogen.
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  • Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Paul McGuire GrimesKSTP-TV
    Broad appeal with Long Shot as it plays to the Seth Rogen fan base, the rom com watchers, and anyone that enjoys political comedies. It's smarter and funnier than you'll want to give it credit for.
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  • Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Chris McCoyMemphis Flyer
    The way Long Shot differentiates itself from the sexist sitcom cliche is by exploring the difficulty men have in ceding power to women, even if-perhaps especially if-the women are clearly more skilled and intelligent.
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  • Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Asia FreyLagniappe (Mobile, AL)
    It's not a new Valentine's Day classic perhaps, but there are enough warm, fuzzy feelings, along with many laughs, to qualify for date night.
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  • Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Lael LoewensteinFilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
    It has everything you want in a romantic comedy and more.
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  • Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Hannah LodgeScreen Rex
    Long Shot somehow makes it all work
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  • Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Rhys TarlingIsolated Nation
    Even when the story is treading well-worn territory, Rogen and Theron are so authentic and lively together that you don't care you know exactly where it's going, you're just happy to be along for the ride.
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  • Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Brandon ShillingfordFilm Inquiry
    Though it lacks a certain edge, Long Shot is a tight, funny, and warm comedy with a ton of heart and two fantastic performances at its center.
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  • Rotten Tomatometer Score
    Filipe FreitasAlways Good Movies
    While flirting with some disturbing political truths, the film sometimes mistakes fatuity for freshness. If anything, it works as a showcase for the actors.
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