Actors of "A Simple Favor (L'ombre d'Emily)"
Characters of "A Simple Favor (L'ombre d'Emily)"
Creators of "A Simple Favor (L'ombre d'Emily)"Jessica SharzerBirthdate: 26 October 1972, Iowa City, Iowa, USADarcey Bell
Critic Reviews of "A Simple Favor (L'ombre d'Emily)"Rolling StoneSeptember 14, 2018
Until an ending that flies ruinously off the rails, Paul Feig's bouncy comedy-thriller brings out the scrappy best in Anna Kendrick and Blake Lively and offers an unexpected take on the twists and turns of female friendship.New YorkerSeptember 14, 2018
The performances by Anna Kendrick and Blake Lively are so invigorating, so generous with pointed inflections and snappy gestures, that they fill the movie's good-humored, amply plotted emptiness.San Diego ReaderSeptember 14, 2018
Director Paul Feig doesn't seem able to decide whether he's making a slightly outré crime comedy, a blithely twisted relationship thriller, a brightly lit horror melodrama, or maybe an arch meta-take on all three.New York Magazine/VultureSeptember 14, 2018
A Simple Favor seems to yearn for a bygone era of nail-biter, but rather than wallow in pastiche, it comes up with something truly contemporary feeling.Time OutSeptember 14, 2018
It's gratifying to see Blake Lively and Anna Kendrick both earning their keep in director Paul Feig's borderline-nutso crime comedy, one that won't be confused for a new Gone Girl. But even second-rate trashy turnarounds are worth savoring.RogerEbert.comSeptember 14, 2018
What a relief to watch a film unafraid of letting its hair down.Metro (UK)September 19, 2018
While Feig's neo-noir soap opera fizzes with comedy camp, Jessica Sharzer's script is spiked with acid wit and chilling nastiness.Liquid MarmaladeSeptember 18, 2018
Save your popcorn money unless you're in need of a giggle and into a whole new genre of thriller comedy.Fort Worth WeeklySeptember 18, 2018
Better yet, this disreputably entertaining thriller makes us see everybody involved in a new light.Paste MagazineSeptember 18, 2018
As messy and predictable as its plot can get, A Simple Favor is an engaging throwback to the aforementioned tongue-in-cheek mysteries, drawing much of its energy from the chemistry between Kendrick and Lively. It need not be any more than that.PajibaSeptember 18, 2018
It's a film trapped between two genres that doesn't quite succeed at either, although to its credit, the likable cast - and especially the performance of Blake Lively - make it a worthy digital rental or Netflix watch.Schmoes KnowSeptember 18, 2018
The ladies made me care throughout...I sat there intrigued, interested, and I thought it worked.
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