• PG-13, 2 hr. 3 min.
  • Comedy
  • Directed By:
    David Mirkin
    In Theaters:
    Mar 23, 2001 Wide
    On DVD:
    Oct 2, 2001
  • MGM


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Heartbreakers Reviews

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James Berardinelli
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Unwieldy, dumb, rarely funny (and never truly hilarious) and largely charmless.

Full Review Source: ReelViews | Original Score: 2/4

March 20, 2001
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies

It is clear that the dream cast members are all enjoying themselves immensely, but that does not translate into much fun for the audience.

| Original Score: 3/5

March 22, 2001
Ted Murphy

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

Full Review Source: Baseline.Hollywood.com | Original Score: 2.5/5

May 6, 2001
Garth Franklin
Dark Horizons

Full Review Source: Dark Horizons | Original Score: 5/10

October 26, 2001
Eric D. Snider

The film's uneven tone that does it in.

Full Review Source: EricDSnider.com | Original Score: C

March 26, 2001
Todd McCarthy
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A picture to be watched for its plot mechanics and very occasional laughs rather than with any engagement in its characters or the stakes involved.

Full Review Source: Variety

March 12, 2001
Bob Bloom

Full Review Source: rec.arts.movies.reviews | Original Score: 2/4

January 1, 2000
Susan Granger

I tend to agree with Ray Liotta's query, 'Do you have any idea how much therapy you people need?' and his conclusion, 'This is just too sick.'

Full Review Source: www.susangranger.com

March 14, 2001
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis

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

| Original Score: 6/10

October 19, 2001
Dennis Schwartz
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What the comedy had going for it was a lot of spunk, enough to overlook the film's many drawbacks.

Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews | Original Score: C+

January 1, 2000
Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune
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An expensive imitation of older, better films from older, often better times.

March 22, 2001
Desson Thomson
Washington Post
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Trust me, you'll want to leave these people to get on with their tedious scams alone.

Full Review Source: Washington Post | Original Score: 2/5

March 22, 2001
Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press
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It ignores one of the game's unbreakable rules: Do the job and get out quick. Instead, Heartbreakers spends more than 2 hours meandering its way through the story.

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

Full Review Source: Newsday

March 23, 2001
Susan Wloszczyna
USA Today
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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.

Full Review Source: USA Today

March 23, 2001
Sean O'Connell

It's difficult to believe these unpolished, self-centered vixens could master a con.

Full Review Source: Citysearch

March 22, 2001
Jordan Hiller

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 Source: Bangitout.com | Original Score: '1'

November 2, 2005
Jim Shelby
Palo Alto Weekly

| Original Score: 1.5/4

May 20, 2003
Mark Dujsik
Mark Reviews Movies

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

Full Review Source: Mark Reviews Movies | Original Score: 2/4

February 26, 2002
Scott Chitwood

This movie had a lot of potential, but in the end it was a bit of a disappointment.

March 13, 2001
Derek Adams
Time Out
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February 9, 2006
Emily Blunt
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March 20, 2001
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
December 10, 2001
Betty Jo Tucker
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
August 2, 2002
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
August 28, 2004
Jean Lowerison
San Diego Metropolitan
October 21, 2002
Urban Cinefile Critics
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August 17, 2002
April 6, 2001
Stanley Kauffmann
The New Republic
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April 18, 2001
Marc Savlov
Anchorage Press

June 11, 2001
Peter Rainer
New York Magazine/Vulture
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September 26, 2002
Margaret A. McGurk
Cincinnati Enquirer
October 15, 2002
Alexander Walker
This is London
December 15, 2003
Christopher Tookey
Daily Mail [UK]
December 15, 2003

Ebert & Roeper
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March 22, 2001

News & Observer, Raleigh, NC

March 26, 2001

August 27, 2001

Deseret News, Salt Lake City
October 30, 2001

Boston Phoenix
March 24, 2002

August 12, 2002
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