Leap Year is a sweet little movie, although so by the books that it doesn't exactly distinguish itself
-Mary F. PolsFull Review
Leap Year may be the least funny Hollywood comedy to take advantage of Irish tax credits since The Honeymooners.
-Lou LumenickFull Review
The most charming of actors can be left flailing in the face of a feeble script and direction.
-Liam LaceyFull Review
What makes Leap Year so singularly dispiriting is precisely that it is bad without distinction a" so witless, charmless and unimaginative that it can be described as a movie only in a strictly technical sense.
If the premise seems lame, the actual script by Deborah Kaplan and Harry Elfont is far worse, leaning on so many cliched situations it's a wonder 45 other screenwriters weren't credited.
-Tom LongFull Review
There's not one surprising moment in the script, but Adams and Goode allow you to look past the familiar and develop a rooting interest in them as a couple.
-Glenn WhippFull Review
As modern rom-coms go, this is trite but relatively painless.
-Cliff DoerksenFull Review
Recycled plot, lame sight gags, Leprechaun-like stock Irish characters. The charms of Amy Adams rescue 'Leap Year' from Truly Awful status.
-Richard RoeperFull Review
Is this 2010, or 1950? It certainly seems the latter, since no contemporary woman with an IQ above Guinness temperature would sit with such nonsense.
-Peter HowellFull Review
What saves it from being completely dismissible drivel are the gorgeous Irish locations and the charm of its stars, Amy Adams and Matthew Goode.
-Claudia PuigFull Review
Look before you Leap Year.
-Carrie RickeyFull Review
If only Leap Year were an anomaly, the kind of picture that comes along only once every four years. Instead, it's yet more evidence that romantic comedies are only getting worse.
-Stephanie ZacharekFull Review
The cinematography is what makes Leap Year worth seeing. Turns out Ireland is kind of pretty!
-Kara NesvigFull Review
An uneven romantic comedy that feels as fresh as a hunk of week-old soda bread.
-Michael RechtshaffenFull Review
This is the kind of movie in which an uppity, upper-crust woman requires rough-hewn working-class masculinity to take her down a peg or three.
-Dennis HarveyFull Review
It's a new year, and a new romantic comedy, and a new opportunity to observe that Amy Adams' hair really is very pretty, and...sorry, I nodded off there for a minute.
-Moira MacDonaldFull Review
It's unclear what Amy Adams did to deserve Leap Year, but all that's missing from the movie is a set of jailhouse bars over her scenes.
-Wesley MorrisFull Review
Stay home and rent Junebug or Enchanted instead.
-Elizabeth WeitzmanFull Review
The movie proves what we guessed going in: that Adams -- who has the instincts not to overplay her character's robotic snippiness -- can redeem almost anything.
-Michael PhillipsFull Review
Rich in cliche and brimming with the sort of potent idiocy that can only be found in January-release romantic comedies, Leap Year manages to do every possible thing wrong.
-Connie OgleFull Review
The problem isn't the absence of chemistry but the presence of too much of the wrong kind. The sense of cold antagonism that initially develops between the primary characters is so strong that it lingers throughout.
-James BerardinelliFull Review
Amy Adams and Matthew Goode have the charm necessary to float a romantic comedy like Leap Year, and this is a story that needs their buoyancy.
-Roger EbertFull Review
Lovely woman, Amy Adams, just a delightful on-screen presence, and a fine actress, as well. What's she doing in this?
-Bill GoodykoontzFull Review
If the young Ann-Margret had been allowed to wiggle her brain as much as her bod, she might have come off something like Amy Adams. Is there an actress today who can suffuse a single scene with so many infectious mood swings?
-Owen GleibermanFull Review
It's a romantic comedy. We know where this is going. Tucker & Co. don't seem to realize that it's not the destination, it's the witty, winsome journey that counts.
-Roger MooreFull Review
Adams and Goode are both appealing, but you can write Leap Year's opposites-attract itinerary yourself.
-Brian MillerFull Review
The bright spot in this boggy botched mess is Amy Adams, a fine and always interesting actress who sparkles and shines here despite the stilted storyline, preposterous improbabilities and an artificially sweetened storybook ending.
-Neil PondFull Review
...a familiar yet watchable piece of work...
-David NusairFull Review
...generic romantic comedy about a beautiful young woman (Amy Adams, experiencing a career low) who plans to land her commitment-shy boyfriend by flying to Ireland and surprising him by proposing on Feb. 29
-Philip MartinFull Review