(2013)

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83
Adam Scott has a controlled, almost overly impeccable charisma. Handsome, with small precise facial features, he has a witty, hiply downcast delivery that, on screen, can make him seem like a unit unto himself.
80
A.C.O.D. proves to be both a solid debut for Zicherman and a worthy vehicle for Scott and company, one that provides plenty of awkward laughs and generally gives the American farce a good name again.
75
Comedy can succeed based on either its relatability or sheer absurdity, and A.C.O.D. favors the former approach, while not entirely forgoing the latter.
70
Funny but less successful as comedy than as a cry of you-screwed-us-up solidarity.
63
A movie comedy that is funnier in performance than it ever was as a script.
60
Village Voice
A.C.O.D. ultimately suffers from a rare affliction: an overkill of editing. Whole scenes—especially the farcical finale—peter out just at the simmering point.
50
The ensemble’s crack comic timing can only go so far to compensate for uneven scripting.
40
The Guardian
[An] amusing but formulaic man-in-crisis comedy.
40
Too sluggish for farce and too glib for a trenchant social satire, A.C.O.D. is several sessions short of a breakthrough.
40
The Dissolve
It’s neither consistently funny nor poignant enough to make the most of its impressive cast, all of whom are capable of delivering better than what A.C.O.D. asks of them.

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