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A Simple Favor Reviews

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January 29, 2020
Blake Lively dominates the screen with a ridiculously sexy star turn that forces her into some outrageous outfits. She delivers a precise comic performance.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
October 18, 2019
[I]t's a bauble of a film, just dark enough to be edgy, just frivolous enough to be weightless. But at least [Paul Feig's] got that marvelous performance from [Blake] Lively anchoring it all.
August 20, 2019
There is smart writing, editing and enough humor in this slick production to keep you interested and off base.
August 19, 2019
Feig and Sharzer's adaptation of Darcey Bell's novel remains consistently unique in tone and entertainment value.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
August 2, 2019
Even as the plot becomes convoluted-sometimes to excess-it's still the kind of consciously ridiculous suburban satire that is going to please any audience it plays to. A Simple Favor is a mess in the best way possible.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
July 9, 2019
It is a very enjoyable and sophisticated thriller that relies very well on the chemistry between its two protagonists. [Full Review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
May 23, 2019
The humor diffuses the mysterious suspense plot from being taken seriously. Despite comedic acting, the clashing of tones left me uncertain about how I was intended to feel.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
May 21, 2019
Has enough arch élan, aspirational costumes, and irreverent soundtrack to provide some pleasure but ends up feeling surprisingly dull despite a premise that promises something more.
May 15, 2019
A Simple Favor features two killer performances by its female leads while mixing the intrigue of Gone Girl without taking itself too seriously.
Full Review | Original Score: 8.5/10
May 7, 2019
The chemistry between Anna Kendrick and Blake Lively in A Simple Favor made the hair on my arms stand up straight. A must see for thriller fans!
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
May 1, 2019
Camp, overtly sexual cinema that owns its far-fetched nature and runs with it in the most unashamed fashion
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
April 12, 2019
[A Simple Favor] is twisted and raunchy, as all high budget Lifetime movies should be.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
April 9, 2019
The sheer number of twists and turns in the narrative - especially during the third act - is mind-boggling, and some viewers may find themselves jumping off this speeding train long before it crashes into the station.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
March 20, 2019
At times, the developments are imaginative, at other times, clichéd. It's this unevenness that keeps A Simple Favor from truly gripping the viewer or creating a properly thrilling episode.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
March 14, 2019
Intentionally hilarious and slyly sexy and shocking.
February 25, 2019
A Simple Favor is filmed with a ton of style and panache and while I'm not sure all the plot devices hold up to deep scrutiny it is an enjoyable whodunit to watch.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
February 18, 2019
A weird exposition of americana mixed with a complex plot. Weirdly it works. [Full review in Spanish].
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
February 11, 2019
Though messy at times, with some hit or miss humor, the core cast is so engaging and the mystery is just compelling enough that the offbeat tone works perfectly.
Full Review | Original Score: B
February 9, 2019
The film contains a soupcon of drama, a morsel of mystery and more than a dash of dark humour.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
February 8, 2019
Thanks to a smart script and great performances from its leading ladies, A Simple Favour is a surprisingly old-fashioned thriller that's never, ever dull.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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