Lionsgate | Release Date: September 14, 2018 CRITIC SCORE DISTRIBUTION
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Generally favorable reviews based on 40 Critics
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For the big tonal swings in A Simple Favor to work, the characters needed to be more plausibly grounded. Lively and Kendrick’s early scenes ping-pong nicely with odd-couple chemistry, but “A Simple Favor” loses the thread, and never shakes the feeling of a rushed Gillian Flynn knockoff.