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75
The movie is not a comedy classic. But in a genre where so many movies struggle to lift themselves from zero to one, it's about, oh, a six point five.
75
The humor gets raunchy enough to earn the "R" rating, but in some ways, it's pretty tame, especially in the wake of "The Hangover."
75
You don't need to root for the best movies and you don't want to root for the worst. But, occasionally, along comes a picture so nearly good that you dearly wish it were better. Welcome to She's Out of My League, where the rooting interest is strong but so is the frustration.
75
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
If all you want from a movie are generous doses of laughs and some tender moments, She's Out Of My League should be right up your alley.
70
What he (Jay Baruchel) brings to She's Out of My League, in addition to the geek and the gawk, is a dash of the debonair, which might seem impossible and yet he does.
70
What threatened to be yet another routine exercise in raunchiness instead turns out to be a sweet, charming, hilariously funny love story that could emerge as a sleeper hit.
63
A rowdy blast because the spiky young cast treats the played-out script like virgin territory. That's acting!
63
Fortunately, the actors are so likable that these wincingly unfunny moments don't spoil the party.
50
If you're hungry to see a romantic comedy about a genetically and culturally imbalanced geek-meets-babe relationship that makes the one in Knocked Up look like the quintessence of plausible human mating, then by all means subject yourself to the one-joke sub-Judd Apatow snark-athon that is She's Out of My League.
50
Plausibility aside, the key to making the scenario work is comedy. Much can be forgiven if it delivers enough laughs. That's the main problem here. It's short on clever humor and big on convention and formula.
25
About as close to pure mall fodder as you'll see.
20
Would like to think of itself as an extension of its lead character -- gangly, a bit uncouth, but ultimately sweet. Unfortunately, it's more like the best friend in a movie like this -- irritating, unfunny and something that hangs around longer than it should.

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