(2013)

Critic Reviews

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Metascore

Based on 44 critic reviews provided by Metacritic.com
100
It's clever, farcical and offers wry social commentary. With its heartfelt performances, intelligent writing and subtle humor, this is easily one of the most perceptive and engaging movies of the year.
100
You could argue that Gandolfini doesn't have enough screen time, but what's there is, as they say, cherce. The scenes in which Albert and Eva get to know each other are delightful miniatures of emotional intimacy, two bruised romantics amazed to find someone still on their wavelength.
100
Philadelphia Inquirer
The first date that James Gandolfini and Julia Louis-Dreyfus embark on in Enough Said - has to be one of the great getting-to-know-you encounters in movie history.
91
It shows us how rare love is - and how we need to grab it and not let it go.
91
Gandolfini deserves an Oscar for Enough Said not because it's the culmination of everything that came before it but rather because it goes in a completely different direction. And his least characteristic achievement is also one of his best.
90
Louis-Dreyfus and Gandolfini are lovely together, though her character is the sharper-edged of the two. It's Gandolfini's Albert, soft-hearted and soft-bellied, who suffers more. Gandolfini takes the movie's small, offhand jokes and intensifies them.
90
Wall Street Journal
I can't say enough about the way Enough Said keeps its scintillating sense of humor as it grows deeper and more affecting.
88
It sounds like rom-com hell. And it would be if Gandolfini and Louis-Dreyfus weren't such an appealing pair of misfits. It's a pleasure just to watch them spar.
88
Gandolfini is effortlessly, quietly great.
83
Enough Said is another tremendously well crafted, intelligent dramedy about people, with complicated lives, who make bad decisions trying to do the right thing.
80
This is Holofcener's sweet spot, the depiction of the emotional confusions, self-deceptions, uncertainties and misguided decisions that can cloud and get the better of otherwise bright, aware people, especially the female characters she tends to specialize in.
80
While most film romances feel like a fait accompli, Enough Said's tentative fumblings toward bliss require, and merit, fighting for; its wanderings are never less than pleasant and its final moments pack surprising emotional power.
75
Apparently at Holofcener's urging, Dreyfus just tends to overwhelm the movie with her regular, if charming, bag of tricks, as if that's enough. And it isn't.
75
Although Enough Said never really surmounts its TV sitcom style and structure, the director provides a nuanced entertainment that is enjoyable. She is aided beyond measure by the charisma of her two stars - especially Mr. Gandolfini, who reveals a side of himself we've never seen before.
75
Apparently at Holofcener's urging, Dreyfus just tends to overwhelm the movie with her regular, if charming, bag of tricks, as if that's enough. And it isn't.
75
The director was smart enough to take a trait that often caused an actor to be be typecast as a menacing figure and turn it into a strength.
75
If the sum of Enough Said is less than its parts - and really, the midlife challenges here are pretty small potatoes - the movie does have some lovely grace notes that add up to an astute observation of the symbiosis of single mothers and their daughters.
70
Enough Said may be her cleanest, most polished and broadly funny effort to date; its emotional generosity is undeniable, but so is its tendency to smooth over some of the hard, brittle edges that have been the more interesting hallmarks of Holofcener's work.
60
All in all a comedy that starts out like a pudding made of first world problems ends up warming your heart and that is in no small part down to the strength of its two leads. As a final act, it's a touching one.
60
While there are some okay side stories (stuff with the daughters and daughters' friends) it kinda feels like attending a dinner party and checking in on the first world problems of a friend you kinda like, but don't like enough to ask any follow up questions.
60
The film also drags a bit toward the end, but neither of these is a major flaw in a movie with more funny lines than in most of Allen's movies these days - not to mention a saner, clearer moral perspective.
60
Enough Said doesn't have the intimacy of Holofcener's “Walking and Talking” or “Lovely & Amazing,” but it still cuts close the bone. Often so close we have to smile in self-defense.
50
Neither does it help that, despite the wit and literacy of Enough Sad, its form is straight out of a teen romance: A cool kid starts dating someone less cool, and then engages in some elaborate deception that, if found out, will threaten the progress of young love. The funny thing is, if Enough Said were converted wholesale into a high school romance, the characters' behavior might ring more true.
38
Enough can't be said about how the late James Gandolfini comes so close to saving writer-director Nicole Holofcener's latest articulation of white suburban anxieties.

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