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Metascore

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83
The chemical energy between Bullock and Reynolds is fresh and irresistible.
80
The situations might be formulaic, but the teamwork of the two leads brings them to sparkling life.
75
Recycles a plot that was already old when Tracy and Hepburn were trying it out. You see it coming from a great distance away. As it draws closer, you don't duck out of the way, because it is so cheerfully done, you don't mind being hit by it.
75
Hilarious fun.
70
Variety
The Proposal won't catch any bouquets for originality, but in terms of a bended-knee pitch for the affections of women -- including Ryan Reynolds’ boyish charms, a hip granny and even a beyond-adorable puppy -- this romantic comedy pretty much pulls out all the stops.
50
The Proposal follows a paint-by-numbers script, it fails one key acid test: it doesn't sell the romance.
50
Village Voice
You know every tinny beat and false note by heart, from the implausible setup to the sprint-to-the-airport finish.
50
Fletcher demonstrates, as with her second film, "27 Dresses," that she can put together a funny, able romantic comedy that is a cut above, but no more. Still, those leads are awfully likable, the Massachusetts-for-Alaska landscape rather picturesque, and if The Proposal doesn't reinvent the wheel, merrily we roll along nonetheless.
50
It's the material that stinks, failing to give even an old pro like White more than a couple of modest laughs.
38
Neither (Bullock/Reynolds) brings out anything good in the other, and watching them try hurts the eyes, the tummy, and the libido.

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