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New The Choice movie got mostly negative reviews from top critics. Lionsgate released their new romantic/drama flick, “The Choice,” into theaters today, February 5th,2016, and all the reviews have been turned in by most of the top critics. Unfortunately for the film, it appears that it really didn’t go over well with most of them, getting just a pathetic 25 score out of a possible 100 across 14 reviews at Metacritic.com

The movie stars: Alexandra Daddario, Benjamin Walker, Maggie Grace, Teresa Palmer and Tom Welling. We’ve added comments from a few of the critics, below.

Richard Roeper at the Chicago Sun-Times, gave it a mediocre 50 grade, saying: “The Choice is classic Sparks, and by that I mean it’s a mediocre, well-photographed, undeniably heart-tugging, annoyingly manipulative and dramatically predictable star-crossed romance.”

David Lewis from the San Francisco Chronicle, gave it a really bad 25 score, claiming: “The Choice has a twist or two toward the end, and they’re about as cheaply maudlin as the movies get. The only choice is to make sure a barf bag is nearby.”

Gary Goldstein from the Los Angeles Times, gave it a 20 grade, stating: “There’s such mechanical artifice at work that it’s hard to do more than squirm and groan at the couple’s ultimate travails.”

Dave White from TheWrap, gave it a 20 score as well. He said: “The scenery is nice. Everything and everyone is very clean. Walker and Palmer, as the lovers, work with what little they’ve been given. But none of those elements are of any real consequence. There is no surprise, and there is nothing to care about.”

Frank Scheck from over at The Hollywood Reporter, gave it a 20, saying: “The Choice is the cinematic equivalent of staring at a Hallmark Card for two hours.”

Andrew Barker over at Variety, gave it a 20 score. He stated: “Director Ross Katz’s The Choice, which mimics “The Notebook” in everything but meaningful conflict, believable characters, style and emotional honesty, is a very unsuccessful story.”

Lastly, Jeannette Catsoulis from The New York Times, gave it an extremely bad 10 score, stating: “Directed by Ross Katz and filmed like an ad for erectile-dysfunction medication, The Choice is almost repellently synthetic.” Stay tuned.

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