Reviews for Chris Rock's I Think I Love My Wife are decidedly mixed. A.O. Scott in the New York Times calls it "smart and likable" while Lou Lumenick in the New York Post calls it "screamingly unfunny ... [an] exercise in misogynistic tedium." Several reviews take a dead-center position. Carrie Rickey in the Philadelphia Inquirer describes it as "a movie that provokes as many rueful sighs as it does bruising laughs." And Jack Mathews in the New York Daily News writes similarly: "For each joke that is fresh, there are at least three that fall thuddingly flat."