Kathryn Schroeder of FilmFracture writes:
"For the ways in which "Hope Springs" is an honest look at the effects of marriage over 30-years, and the need to rediscover one another, it is very much a product of its own demographic. Kay and Arnold are playing a couple in their early-to-mid 60s. Relating to them by a younger generation is difficult. Watching them in sexual situations uncomfortable as it reminds one of their own parents, an image few want to imagine. "Hope Springs" is a lovely dramatic comedy that has enough sentiment, laughter, heart, and two understated and therefore incredible performances by Meryl Streep and Tommy Lee Jones. A viewer who knows what they are getting will be more than happy with the choice of watching "Hope Springs"."