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50
Lawrence Kasdan's comedy strikes a note of rib-nudging blah coyness that feels very 1987.
50
While superbly acted, the dramedy plays out like a tepid "Big Chill" at best.
50
It meanders about as much as its eponymous pooch.
50
If you can stay awake, you'll see a performance by ­Keaton that is radiant in its simplicity, all ditheriness shaken off. She's still ­peaking - ­someone give her a great role.
50
The movie is not about the dog. It's about the people who find love, settle their differences, and get their priorities straight while searching for him. Still, when all is said and done, the dog is the only thing you care about in Darling Companion.
50
There's too much people and not enough dog in Lawrence Kasdan's Darling Companion, and even if you prefer people to dogs, that's a serious problem.
40
The story's treacly all-souls-in-alignment outcome is never in doubt, but as Kasdan dogs go, this is light-years better than Dreamcatcher.
40
Village Voice
The handsome pooch is also the only appealing aspect of the latest tale of privileged boomer pulse-taking from Lawrence Kasdan.
20
The folksy shenanigans are well-intentioned but frankly interminable, with Kline's wry efficiency the best relief from all the yowling and whining.
12
Slant Magazine
A lost-dog drama so insufferable it makes one wish its human characters would also run off and never return.

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