Watching Jenkins and O'Hara go at it (in more ways than one) is especially terrific fun.
Steven Rea, Philadelphia Inquirer, 2013-10-18
"A.C.O.D." may leave a slightly sour aftertaste. As a look at the state of modern monogamy - or at least our enduring if misguided faith in it - it's refreshingly acerbic.
Michael O'Sullivan, Washington Post, 2013-10-10
The movie's messy, predictable, occasionally sitcom-shallow, but it's blessed with a cast of pro farceurs-including Amy Poehler and Jane Lynch-who put a spin on almost everything they do.
Ty Burr, Boston Globe, 2013-10-10
There's an undertone of score-settling to this not-so-romantic comedy, a bitterness that's sometimes unpleasant and sometimes wickedly funny.
Dana Stevens, Slate, 2013-10-04
Any movie starring these justly adored actors is likely to have its share of highlights and both are, indeed, delightful to watch.
Elizabeth Weitzman, New York Daily News, 2013-10-03
A solid debut for Zicherman, and a worthy vehicle for Scott and company.
William Goss, Film.com, 2013-01-29
The tone is irresolute, as if Zicherman, a self-proclaimed A.C.O.D., hadn't fully resolved his feelings before spinning them into this lumpy comedic drama.
Colin Covert, Minneapolis Star Tribune, 2013-10-17
Promising premise goes nowhere.
Richard Roeper, Richard Roeper.com, 2013-10-15
The film is too broad to be discerning, but there are a few laughs here and there, thanks to a solid comedic ensemble.
Drew Hunt, Chicago Reader, 2013-10-11
Not only is the movie just so-so, but the parts themselves aren't much.
Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle, 2013-10-10
A syndrome that may provide food for thought but not a lot of laughs.
John Anderson, Newsday, 2013-10-10
A.C.O.D. is reasonably pleasant and therapeutic and antiseptic and you just wish somebody would bring a chandelier down on somebody else at some point.
Bilge Ebiri, New York Magazine/Vulture, 2013-10-04
[A] pointless, meaningless and witless comedy ...
Kyle Smith, New York Post, 2013-10-04
Mr. Zicherman needs a better crew, some time with the Criterion Collection and a fresher story, one perhaps not plucked from his own life.
Manohla Dargis, New York Times, 2013-10-03
Even with Adam Scott, Richard Jenkins, Catherine O'Hara, Jane Lynch and Amy Poehler on board, the results are regrettably forgettable.
Sheri Linden, Los Angeles Times, 2013-10-03
A spotty comedy with a great cast and a catchy title that falls apart in the final third.
Claudia Puig, USA Today, 2013-10-03
It's too broad to qualify as incisive, too mild to rise above the level of amusing.
A.A. Dowd, AV Club, 2013-10-03
This is the sort of movie you watch on a long flight because you like at least one of the cast members, and you laugh a few times, and then you forget that you ever saw it.
Alonso Duralde, TheWrap, 2013-10-02
Too sluggish for farce and too glib for a trenchant social satire, A.C.O.D. is several sessions short of a breakthrough.
Sam Adams, Time Out, 2013-10-01
Zicherman should have trusted his dark instincts; he did too much micromanaging of his own.
Sam Weisberg, Village Voice, 2013-10-01