Heartbreakers (2001) - Rotten Tomatoes

Heartbreakers (2001)



Critic Consensus: Though the actors pour a lot of energy into their roles, Heartbreakers is too drawn out, and the romantic subplot doesn't blend well. Also, the con women aren't particularly sympathetic.

Movie Info

Out of Palm Beach, Florida a mother and daughter con-artist team are running a scheme with a seemingly foolproof plan. First Max, the temptress mother who happens to be a master-of-disguise, marries a rich man. Page, her scantily clad daughter, proceeds to seduce him in order to rake in the ensuing jackpot -- a fat divorce settlement. It's a plan that works every time, until Page develops a crush on a handsome bartender who's been set up as the perfect sucker....more
Rating: PG-13 (for sex-related content including dialogue)
Genre: Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Robert Dunn, Paul Guay, Stephen Mazur
In Theaters:
On DVD: Oct 2, 2001


Anne Bancroft
as Gloria/Barbara
Gene Hackman
as William B. Tensy
Nora Dunn
as Miss Madress
Carrie Fisher
as Mrs. Surpin
Jeffrey Jones
as Mr. Appel
Ricky Jay
as Dawson's Auctioneer
Harash Raval
as Man in Dawson's
Jacqueline Woolsey
as Woman in Dawson's
Jack Douglas Cooper
as Other Man in Dawson'...
Elya Baskin
as Vladimir
Peter Spellos
as Dawson's Workman
Janni Brenn
as Davis' Mom
Denalda Williams
as Davis' Maid
Pierre Gonneau
as Priest at First Wedd...
Shawn Colvin
as Minister at Second W...
Kevin Nealon
as Man at the Bar
Jack Shearer
as Mr. Gruber
Alan Blumenfeld
as Man in Gas Station
Steve Mellor
as Philip Tinker
Elya Baski
as Vladimir
Ken Magee
as Police Sergeant
Geremy Dingle
as Breaker's Waiter
Patricia Belcher
as Hotel Housekeeping M...
Mone Walton
as Bank Teller
Bernadette Birkit
as Jack's Mother
David Mirkin
as Jack's Lawyer
Catherine Butterfiel...
as Bridal Shop Saleslad...
Lawrence Sacco
as Man at Banquet
Michael Andrew
as Wedding Band Leader
Kenny Levine
as Wedding Band Musicia...
Zane Musa
as Wedding Band Musicia...
Andrew Schnurr
as Wedding Band Musicia...
Mark Tortorici
as Wedding Band Musicia...
Larry Williams
as Wedding Band Musicia...
Todd Wolfe
as Wedding Band Musicia...
Oleg Stefan
as Kremlin Band Leader
Richard Bernard
as Kremlin Band Musicia...
Arshag Chookorian
as Kremlin Band Musicia...
Leonid Galperin
as Kremlin Band Musicia...
Miamon Miller
as Kremlin Band Musicia...
Igor Serykh
as Kremlin Band Musicia...
Stuart Silverstein
as Kremlin Band Musicia...
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News & Interviews for Heartbreakers

Critic Reviews for Heartbreakers

All Critics (142) | Top Critics (38)

After a dreadful first half, the film steadies itself once the plot mechanics start paying off; still, the end result is more exhausting than entertaining.

Full Review… | December 5, 2015
Creative Loafing

Not terrible, it just doesn't work very well.

Full Review… | December 24, 2010
Common Sense Media

A funny and utterly charming romantic comedy

Full Review… | December 15, 2010
Urban Cinefile

The only contribution--and it's a dubious one--that Mirkin makes in his trifle of a comedy is to feminize the perennially male profession of con artists with a mother-daughter team, played by the regal Sigourney Weaver and sexy Jennifer Love Hewitt.

Full Review… | December 7, 2006

Mirkin keeps the humor wicked, keeps the rhythm going, and refuses to cave in to sentimentality or overt slapstick.

Full Review… | May 26, 2006
Combustible Celluloid

We can be sure that the makers of this movie know what their product and her assets are and intend to exploit them to the utmost

Full Review… | November 2, 2005

Audience Reviews for Heartbreakers


A better than average confidence game movie ably injected with oodles of charisma by the leads. Standouts: Gene Hackman's I'm-not-dying-I'm-really-livin' tobacco millionaire and Ellen Ripley's Russian songstress' Back In The USSR take. Anne Bancroft, Sarah Silverman and Zach Galani- whatever coulda been more in the mix, but I'm nitpicking.

Kevin M. Williams

Super Reviewer

A mom and daughter team,(Signourney Weaver and Jennifer Love Hewitt), work together to con men into loving them, cheating on them and then paying them upon divorce.This has worked 13 times.... It works like this, Max seduces a lovestruck desperado, marries him and, with the aid of Page as "the other woman," scams him for a huge divorce settlement. But the tables turn when they go after William Tensy (Gene Hackman), a rich man with a smokers hack, and Page becomes smitten with bartender Jack (Jason Lee).

♥Robyn M♥

Super Reviewer

It's a bit like Dirty rotten scoundrels but this time it's the women who are the con artists. It's funny in places and has a tad more of an adult theme to it than DRS. A bit long at around 2 hours but at least that means the sexy Jennifer Love Hewitt is on the screen a bit longer. Overall quite light hearted and predictable but not too bad.

Dean King

Super Reviewer

Heartbreakers Quotes

Dean Cumanno / Vinny Staggliano: You two are going to dry up in some filthy lesbo lock down - with bad lighting.
– Submitted by russell b (2 years ago)
Dean Cumanno / Vinny Staggliano: Do you have any idea how much therapy you people need?
– Submitted by Lea L (5 years ago)
Dean Cumanno / Vinny Staggliano: No more conning! No more! If you're gonna be my wife, you're gonna live a respectable life, chopping cars!
– Submitted by Lea L (5 years ago)

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