Slight and familiar but sweet enough for Saturday night, Before We Go is the umpteenth re-up of Brief Encounter, not that there's anything wrong with that.
Ella Taylor, NPR, 2015-09-04
Before We Go is a nice enough effort, a little movie with a big heart.
Bruce Kirkland, Toronto Sun, 2015-09-03
A modest, briskly paced actors' movie.
Ben Kenigsberg, New York Times, 2015-09-03
Very little here is special, despite the individual charms of Evans and co-star Alice Eve.
Christy Lemire, RogerEbert.com, 2015-09-04
The whole effort seems to run solely on the smiles of its photogenic leads. And, frankly, the smiles routinely dissipate any perceived tension.
Robert Abele, Los Angeles Times, 2015-09-03
"Before We Go" has to use every bit of its lead actors' appeal to overcome a script stuffed with practiced nonchalance and false notes.
Joe Neumaier, New York Daily News, 2015-09-03
A lightweight, aimless romance where Evans makes his directing debut and also stars.
Linda Barnard, Toronto Star, 2015-09-03
Struggles to stay afloat on the considerable charm of its stars - Evans and Alice Eve - but is sunk by too much schmaltz (even for the Lower East Side).
Sara Stewart, New York Post, 2015-09-02
There's suspension of disbelief, and then there's the kind of doe-eyed romantic drama that's so detached from reality it asks you to accept Captain America as a brokenhearted busker in Grand Central Station.
David Ehrlich, Time Out, 2015-09-02
A missed train sets the stage for Chris Evans' directorial debut, Before We Go, but dramatically speaking, this talky, contrived and ultimately tedious actors' exercise never leaves the station.
Scott Foundas, Variety, 2015-09-01
A nice-looking package will only get you so far, and the insubstantiality of this actor-driven exercise makes it seem simultaneously modest and a vanity project.
David Rooney, Hollywood Reporter, 2014-09-14