"Wow. Another two star performance from Clooney. Though he's brilliant as vain, shallow types like Miles Massey opposite equally vain and shallow Catherine Zeta Jones in Intolerable Cruelty, the moment there's a nano-second of genuine emotion required, Clooney crumbles.
This film is everything you'd dread seeing in celluloid/digital form - badly written, not well acted, not particularly well shot, and unimaginative - these last two totally unforgivable given the film's supposed to be set in Hawaii. The continuity’s terrible from the outset: George hot and sweaty one moment, one second later – not. As for George’s make-up – visible mascara throughout? Who does he think he is, Cheryl Cole or Katie Price?
What beats me is why Clooney or the studios pay so much for PR to lobby “the Academy” so that George scrapes a nomination. The same happened last year with the merely so-so “Up In The Air” – a film saved not by Clooney’s acting, but by the brilliant Vera Fermiga.
Don’t waste your time. Strictly two (generous) stars."