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76

Metascore

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100
You're going to hear a lot about 500 Days of Summer over the next few months. All of the good stuff is true. Any bad stuff you hear is not.
100
It's a feat of star acting, and it helps make (500) Days not just bitter or sweet but everything in between.
100
Here is a rare movie that begins by telling us how it will end and is about how the hero has no idea why.
100
Premiere
Much like the actual summer (the season, not the character), we never wanted it to end.
80
The writing is often clever and the overall production playful and intelligent.
80
The film is, finally, a brilliant tap dance over a void: There’s no real drama when the inner life of the female lead is so shrouded, even if that’s the point.
75
Deschanel does what she does seemingly without effort, managing to convey Summer's mixed-up messed-upness.
70
Boy gets girl and boy loses girl in convoluted, sometimes cloying but ultimately winning fashion in 500 Days of Summer.
70
Village Voice
It's more like a love story in a blender. What is unexpected is the sincerity beneath the modest conceit that, yup, love hurts.
40
NPR
For all its rhetorical whimsy and hipster dressings, (500) Days of Summer is a thoroughly conservative affair, as culturally and romantically status quo as any Jennifer Aniston vehicle.

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