Silver Linings Playbook

Lists: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Romantic Comedy, Best director nominees, Best Picture nominee 2010 to 2019

Brief Synopsis: "After spending eight months in a mental institution, a former teacher moves back in with his parents and tries to reconcile with his ex-wife."

Overall Ranking: 535 (Rank from 2012: # 14)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 61.9%
Regular 30.95%
Half-Popped 7.14%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


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Sober Film Critic James Brown100(full review)
Dan Fogarty - Fogs Movie Reviews100(full review)
Daniel Prinn at Daniel's Film Reviews100(full review)
Gorgon Reviews97(full review)
Caz of Lets Go To The Movies97(full review)
Andrew Buckle of The Film Emporium97(full review)
Jordan K97
Nathan Adams and the Temple Of Reviews97(full review)
Tim The Film Guy96(full review)
Skooch95(full review)
CineKatz Ries92(full review)
Nick Ledgerwood90 - Far and away the best acted movie of the year, and the nominations show. If anything, I think it was a snub to Chris Tucker not to give him a nomination nod. Given how stacked the Supporting Actor category is I’m not surprised, but it might have been nice. As for the leads, I was blown away. I have never seen a Jennifer Lawrence movie and, despite the fact that she was nominated in 2011 for Winter’s Bone, I had extremely low expectations going into this movie. Everything about her performance was flawless. She displays a range in her emotions and expressions far beyond someone of her age and experience. The star, however, if Bradley Cooper. I have long found him to be a quality actor, but he completely blew me away in this movie. I have a bachelor’s degree in psychology, have done some research into mental disorders, and have worked with and known several people that are bipolar and schizophrenic, and never have a seen a more realistic portrayal in film. These characters are not coddled and protected, but they are also not vilified. They are stigmatized by other characters in the film, but not by the film itself. They are real people with real emotions and real problems that just happen to have to adjust their world view around their illness. It was a beautifully done movie and, despite my desire to see Hugh Jackman take home the prize for Best Actor, I think that far and away the most deserving actor is Bradley Cooper.
Ryan from Ten Stars Or Less90(full review)
Dave Examines Movies90(full review)
Dan O'Neill90(full review)
CineKatz Rich90(full review)
CinemaVisitor Erik90 - Jennifer Lawrence shines again in this heartfelt, funny and strange rom-com. I fell in love with the story and characters immediately.
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Minnesota Man90(full review)
Duke And The Movies88(full review)
Paul Perkins88
Committed to Celluloid Fernando Rafael88(full review)
Angry Vader88(full review)
Rob from GuysFilmQuest88
Steve Habrat85(full review)
Bryan Lienesch84 - If you go into this thinking it's a sports flick, you'll be disappointed. Rather, it's an essay on finding the right person for us and the struggle to realize it when we meet them.
Tom Little of Digital Shortbread84(full review)
Chris Turner80
Warning Sign80(full review)
Alex Hunt Essentials80(full review)
Sean Kelly80(full review)
David Baruffi80(full review)
Maurice of Movie Mixology80(full review)
Lord Of The Films Ryan80(full review)
Fast Film Reviews Mark Hobin80(full review)
Drezzy70 - Not bad. Not bad at all. DeNiro and Cooper have great chemistry together, but I wasn't really feeling Cooper and Lawrence as a pair. Lawrence was alright in this, great at some points but bland at others, but Cooper was great throughout.
Keith And The Movies70(full review)
Thomas Pollock70
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Colin Carman70(full review)
Movie Evangelist60(full review)
Chris of This Is Madness50 - My ratings are on a five point scale, translated as such: 1 - Abysmal, 25 - Bad, 50 - Mediocre, 75 - Good, 100 - Great
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Patrick Devitt40

People Involved

  • Jennifer Lawrence (Tiffany)
  • Bradley Cooper (Pat)
  • Robert De Niro (Pat Sr.)
  • Jacki Weaver (Dolores)
  • Chris Tucker (Danny)
  • Anupam Kher (Dr. Cliff Patel)
  • John Ortiz (Ronnie)
  • Shea Whigham (Jake)
  • Julia Stiles (Veronica)
  • Dash Mihok (Officer Keogh)
  • Bonnie Aarons (Ricky DAngelos Mother)
  • Brea Bee (Nikki)
  • David O. Russell (Director)
  • David O. Russell (Director)
  • Matthew Quick (Director)
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