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 Whipp, Associated Press, 2010-01-08
As modern rom-coms go, this is trite but relatively painless.
Cliff Doerksen, Chicago Reader, 2010-01-08
The cinematography is what makes Leap Year worth seeing. Turns out Ireland is kind of pretty!
Kara Nesvig, Minneapolis Star Tribune, 2010-01-07
While therea(TM)s some chemistry between the pair, ita(TM)s not enough to compensate for their paper-thin characters, never mind all the crosseyed Guinness-swilling extras.
Anna Smith, Time Out, 2010-02-26
In Hollywood, it's all about the concept, and some studio executive must have thought it would be fun to watch Adams slogging around in the Irish mud. Unfortunately, there's no accounting for taste.
Calvin Wilson, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 2010-01-14
Leap Year is a sweet little movie, although so by the books that it doesn't exactly distinguish itself
Mary F. Pols, MSN Movies, 2010-01-09
Leap Year may be the least funny Hollywood comedy to take advantage of Irish tax credits since The Honeymooners.
Lou Lumenick, New York Post, 2010-01-08
The most charming of actors can be left flailing in the face of a feeble script and direction.
Liam Lacey, Globe and Mail, 2010-01-08
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.
A.O. Scott, New York Times, 2010-01-08
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 Long, Detroit News, 2010-01-08
Recycled plot, lame sight gags, Leprechaun-like stock Irish characters. The charms of Amy Adams rescue 'Leap Year' from Truly Awful status.
Richard Roeper, Richard Roeper.com, 2010-01-08
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 Howell, Toronto Star, 2010-01-08
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 Puig, USA Today, 2010-01-08
Look before you Leap Year.
Carrie Rickey, Philadelphia Inquirer, 2010-01-08
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 Zacharek, Salon.com, 2010-01-07
An uneven romantic comedy that feels as fresh as a hunk of week-old soda bread.
Michael Rechtshaffen, Hollywood Reporter, 2010-01-07
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 Harvey, Variety, 2010-01-07