(2011)

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Metascore

Based on 32 critic reviews provided by Metacritic.com
70
The ugly emotional mess is so respectfully handled that the story resonates far beyond its comic designs.
67
It never coheres as well as it should, but the film makes a fine mess.
60
There are a few big laughs, but there are also long stretches in which nothing funny happens.
50
Orlando Sentinel
An unsatisfying if often surprising experience, a less warm and fuzzy "Parenthood."
50
Variety
Not a particularly funny movie. Indeed, the true dilemma of this misguided seriocomedy lies in the filmmakers' confusion as to whether they're making a side-splitting bromance (nope) or an unsparing, warts-and-all look at screwed-up relationships (sort of).
50
The Dilemma downshifts from slapstick to melodrama and back so abruptly that it is at times jarring.
50
Boxoffice Magazine
The hijinx get deflating, yet the tension and genuine sense of investigation keep you involved.
50
Unexpectedly sour, The Dilemma barely qualifies as a comedy.
50
The Dilemma is bad in a way that seems to parody all the ways in which a film like, say, "The 40-Year-Old Virgin" was good.
40
The Dilemma is so tone deaf to its themes that it thinks it's a light and slightly rude Vince Vaughn movie. It's not.

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