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San Francisco Chronicle
Neither a masterpiece nor a remake of one, but its wistfulness is infectious, and its melancholy mood lingers for days.
Boston Globe
It's a small film, and a far from perfect one, but it allows her (Theron) to extend her range as no previous role has done.
Chicago Tribune
Nice to look at but too calculated and clichéd to resonate beyond its surface slickness.
Christian Science Monitor
The sweetest thing about Sweet November (a remake of the 1968 movie) is the on-screen magic between Charlize Theron and Keanu Reeves. But that's pretty much where the magic ends.
November is when we eat turkey, and Sweet November is pretty much a fat, juicy gobbler passed off as Valentine's Day date bait.
Philadelphia Inquirer
If Sweet November were a puppy, it would have rabies.
Mr. Showbiz
This is one of those movies in which there are only two types of people: officious yuppie pricks, and the beautiful folks who stop and smell the daisies. What keeps it (barely) from being completely intolerable is Keanu Reeves' hilariously awful lead performance.
Entertainment Weekly
A very low grade romantic drama indeed, a love story with all the life and death intensity of a heat rash.
New York Daily News
A hellacious stew of romance and tragedy that gives the words "screwball" and "pathos" a bad name.
Rolling Stone
Beware all male viewers who enter here, you are in chick-movie hell.
Wall Street Journal
Sara is supposed to be an adorable screwball with a fatal disease. Ms. Theron certainly gets the adorable right. With a comic style that's close to unerring, she not only deserves better than this junk but the very best.

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