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Heartbreakers (2001)



Average Rating: 5.3/10
Reviews Counted: 119
Fresh: 63 | Rotten: 56

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.


Average Rating: 4.6/10
Critic Reviews: 33
Fresh: 12 | Rotten: 21

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.



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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....



Robert Dunn, Paul Guay, Stephen Mazur

Oct 2, 2001


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Great escapist fun.

March 23, 2001 Full Review Source:
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Director David Mirkin, whose Romy and Michele's High School Reunion was similarly afflicted, never gets the timing right and allows the story to drag with little internal logic.

March 23, 2001 Full Review Source: USA Today
USA Today
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Heartbreakers is one of these guilty pleasures.

March 23, 2001
Seattle Times
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Unless you're a Hackman aficionado, there's no reason to bother with Heartbreakers.

March 23, 2001 Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle
San Francisco Chronicle
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Hits just the right note between naughty and raunchy.

March 23, 2001 Full Review Source:
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There are not enough Hefty bags in all The Home Depots to contain the trash generated by this vulgar burlesque.

March 23, 2001 Full Review Source: Newsday
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Not terrible, it just doesn't work very well.

December 24, 2010 Full Review Source: Common Sense Media
Common Sense Media

A funny and utterly charming romantic comedy

December 15, 2010 Full Review Source: Urban Cinefile | Comment (1)
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.

December 7, 2006 Full Review Source: EmanuelLevy.Com

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

May 26, 2006 Full Review Source: Combustible Celluloid
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

November 2, 2005 Full Review Source:

Perhaps the biggest surprise is Liotta, who turns in a hilarious turn as Dean, in a blatant send-up of his mobster screen persona.

February 13, 2003 Full Review Source: RTE Interactive (Dublin, Ireland)

A light, fun movie in the vein of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels.

July 12, 2002 Full Review Source: Window to the Movies
Window to the Movies

Surprisingly, this one is actually very funny and entertaining!

July 9, 2002 Full Review

The opening 10 minutes... set a high-water mark that the rest of the movie valiantly and vainly struggles to reach again.

June 9, 2002 Full Review Source: Kalamazoo Gazette
Kalamazoo Gazette

Para muchos pueden ser dos horas desperdiciadas, pero eso sí, bastante divertidas.

May 7, 2002 Full Review Source: Moviola

A surprisingly dull comedy with a smart cast and a predictably uninteresting script.

February 26, 2002 Full Review Source: Mark Reviews Movies
Mark Reviews Movies

Heartbreakers breaks our hearts by taking a promising premise and slowly dissolving it into formula clichés.

October 19, 2001
Movie Metropolis

...regular y bastante "dominguera", pero se gana el mérito de verle en cine, sin preferir esperar a que salga en video o DVD...

September 19, 2001

For a film which promised so little, Heartbreakers is surprisingly digestible.

July 16, 2001 Full Review Source:

like its central characters, it cons the audience members as they are watching it and only later leaves them feeling taken for a ride.

May 6, 2001 Full Review Source:

"(Liotta) is so absurdly over-the-top and consistently hilarious ... that he's easily the best thing about the movie."

April 5, 2001
Matt's Movie Reviews

Why beat around the bush? This is one of the funniest comedies to hit the big screen in a long time.

April 2, 2001 Full Review Source: Aisle Seat
Aisle Seat

On the laugh-a-minute meter, the script for Heartbreakers rates relatively high.

April 2, 2001 Full Review Source: Film Journal International
Film Journal International

Should a sequel come to pass, that film would probably be a lot more interesting and entertaining, given the more promising note on which this film ends.

April 1, 2001 Full Review Source:

Worth seeing if only to give women hope that they can look like Sigourney at 51.

March 30, 2001 Full Review Source: Compuserve

Audience Reviews for Heartbreakers

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.
July 25, 2010

Super Reviewer

Good cast, and i funny and really funny in places!
However the storyline is weak and the film drags at the end that it just gets boring!!
Weaver and Hwitt team up as mother and daughter who are con artists and they go on one last con , that then leads to another con, however the last con doesnt go as smoothly as they would have liked and both make the biggest mistake of their con careers by ..falling in love!
Its a cute romcom and funny but it is predictable and slighly boring so you may enjoy this movie you may not!!
May 28, 2010
Film Crazy

Super Reviewer

Female version of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. Mother and daughter duo set out to con men for their money. Quite funny.
March 15, 2008
Candy Rose

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    1. Dean Cumanno / Vinny Staggliano: You two are going to dry up in some filthy lesbo lock down - with bad lighting.
    – Submitted by russell b (8 months ago)
    1. Dean Cumanno / Vinny Staggliano: Do you have any idea how much therapy you people need?
    – Submitted by Lea L (3 years ago)
    1. 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 (3 years ago)
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