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Long Shot Reviews

May 10, 2019
The movie's lack of political substance empties out the relationship at its center; having little to work with and little to hold them together, the actors appear to be meeting each other for the first time in every scene.
May 7, 2019
I generally like Rogen a lot but this performance is bad - worse than it even seems because of the drain it is on the movie.
May 5, 2019
Some gags could be sharper but the gender-fluid chemistry between the leads is a joy.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
May 3, 2019
Clearly, Theron can turn her hand to any genre.
Top Critic
May 3, 2019
But laziness, a common flaw of this star's man-child characters, seeps into the whole movie: It can't be bothered to convince us that this particular goofball could or even should win the girl.
Full Review | Original Score: C
May 3, 2019
It may not work as a movie, but as a love story, it's got great appeal.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
May 3, 2019
It's "Veep," but less absurdly acid-tongued, and a lot more swoony. Still, the incisive cultural and political commentary cuts deep, and Theron and Rogen turn out to be a winning pair.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
May 3, 2019
Long Shot is too fixated on the supposed absurdity of its romantic pair to spend much time considering them as people.
May 3, 2019
There's something obnoxious about the way director Jonathan Levine and his screenwriters, Dan Sterling and Liz Hannah, play these two polar opposites against each other.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
May 3, 2019
[I]t's funny, uproariously so at times, and funny forgives a lot.
Full Review | Original Score: B
May 3, 2019
Eventually, a phoniness takes root in the script (credited to Dan Sterling and The Post's Liz Hannah), which morphs from scoring feminist points against a thinly veiled Fox News to selling out its Charlotte just when she needs her courage the most.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
May 3, 2019
With a dream-team ticket of all-star talent, "Long Shot" could sweep the popular vote for best comedy of 2019.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
May 3, 2019
Casting Theron as a statuesque alpha is no stretch, yet the fun here lies in watching this performer relax around Rogen in a way few recent projects have allowed her to do.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
May 2, 2019
Rogen and Theron have chemistry. Buckets of it. And the film has lines. Oh, the lines.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
May 2, 2019
The pleasingly adolescent absurdities soon regress to grindingly infantile and the raunch grows repetitious until the comedy wears out its welcome.
Top Critic
May 2, 2019
Rogen is as funny as he's ever been, but it's Theron who's the standout.
Top Critic
May 2, 2019
Rogen and his co-star, Charlize Theron, are seasoned professionals in comedy and they spark off each other extremely well.
May 2, 2019
Long Shot may be about a schlub, but it is far from schlubby.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
May 2, 2019
It's more than a little disturbing that a woman as smart and capable as Field would deem it necessary to hire an arrogant jerk like Flarsky to "punch up" her speeches.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
May 2, 2019
"Long Shot" isn't going to save the romantic comedy, but it's an adrenaline shot of pure pleasure to the genre's failing heart.
May 2, 2019
The disappointment is that the filmmakers settle for goofy and often surprisingly crude farce rather than trying to skewer the Washington elite.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
May 2, 2019
Despite the gender flip, there's something painfully retro about "Long Shot."
May 2, 2019
Forget about those real-life presidential types: Charlize Theron and Seth Rogen are a winning ticket that'll actually make you feel good about politics, at least for two romantic and occasionally raunchy hours.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
May 2, 2019
The least you can expect from a romantic comedy is that old-timey quality: it leaves you smiling. Sometimes that is enough.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
May 2, 2019
"Long Shot" is awfully funny when it's not being completely preposterous - and sometimes even when it is.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
May 2, 2019
Theron and Rogen have a natural chemistry that makes spending a couple hours with them, even in the dullish moments, a joy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
May 2, 2019
It's blessed with an ace comic foil in Theron, who out-snarks Rogen in scene after scene.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
May 2, 2019
Whoever came up with the idea of pairing Theron and Rogen needs to be put in charge of casting all Hollywood comedies.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
May 2, 2019
It's a charming little movie with two endearing leads and just the right mix of raunchy humor and tenderness.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
May 2, 2019
It's Theron, underrated in comedy, who brings something fresh to the party, looking alive in the kind of uptight, self-mocking role that Sandra Bullock frequently corners.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
May 2, 2019
Long Shot is hit-and-miss.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
May 1, 2019
As it happens, "Long Shot," directed by Jonathan Levine from a script by Dan Sterling and Liz Hannah, is the most likable Hollywood romantic comedy I've seen in ages and, not coincidentally, the most ambitious.
May 1, 2019
What a terrific, high-stakes background for a romantic comedy - just the whole world, and the future of the whole world.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
May 1, 2019
If the film is a frankly unreal, wish-fulfilment fantasy, that very frankness gives it a certain edge.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
May 1, 2019
You'd never buy them together outside of the King of Queens-verse. Fortunately, Rogen and Theron's chemistry is as fizzy as a Red Bull-and-Champagne cocktail.
Full Review | Original Score: B
May 1, 2019
While Theron is a trouper and a deft enough comic actor to keep the set-up ticking, the film is more assured with pratfalls and tangents than a romance that only ever convinces as a slightly odd fantasy...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
May 1, 2019
"Long Shot" ultimately can't escape its male wish-fulfillment roots.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
May 1, 2019
Long Shot reminds viewers how pleasant and giddy this sort of fairy tale can be, especially when brought to the screen by talented performers who can seduce viewers as effectively as their characters attract each other.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
April 30, 2019
Theron and Rogen are a sparking pair of live wires who turn an impossible relationship - she's the class to his crass, the hot to his not - into a soft-hearted political satire that's raunchy and romantic in all the right places.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
April 30, 2019
The more you think about it, the more confused and hollow it seems.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
March 15, 2019
Long Shot is a hilarious and heartwarming romantic comedy that will have audiences howling in shock and awwww.
March 11, 2019
Long Shot turns its endearing couple into a savvy vessel for exploring America's fractured times.
Full Review | Original Score: B
March 10, 2019
Rogen's off-kilter charm and jocularity pair well with Theron's elegance and wit.
March 10, 2019
A rom-com with a political edge that will be one of this year's most beloved crowdpleasers.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
March 10, 2019
Very funny whatever you think of its more old-fashioned notions, the picture will charm many viewers who can set implausibility aside for a while; it's certainly the most commercial film yet by The Wackness director Levine.
March 10, 2019
Bound to embarrass everyone a year or so down the road, once the think pieces have picked it apart.