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Heartbreakers Reviews

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Derek Adams
Time Out
February 9, 2006
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Peter Rainer
New York Magazine/Vulture
September 26, 2002
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Globe and Mail
March 19, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Stanley Kauffmann
The New Republic
April 18, 2001
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March 23, 2001
Great escapist fun.
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Susan Wloszczyna
USA Today
March 23, 2001
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.
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John Zebrowski
Seattle Times
March 23, 2001
Heartbreakers is one of these guilty pleasures.
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Edward Guthmann
San Francisco Chronicle
March 23, 2001
Unless you're a Hackman aficionado, there's no reason to bother with Heartbreakers.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Charles Taylor
Salon.com
March 23, 2001
Hits just the right note between naughty and raunchy.
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Jan Stuart
Newsday
March 23, 2001
There are not enough Hefty bags in all The Home Depots to contain the trash generated by this vulgar burlesque.
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A.O. Scott
New York Times
March 23, 2001
Naughty is an outdated word in an era of proud nastiness, but Heartbreakers has a slinky, teasing quality that recalls the dressed-up comedies of the studio era.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Jonathan Foreman
New York Post
March 23, 2001
Despite its talented and/or attractive cast, Heartbreakers is an ugly movie: The kind that makes you feel slightly soiled afterwards, not to mention conned out the price of admission as efficiently as the victims of the movie's two heroines.
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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
March 23, 2001
The film unfolds in an impersonal, by-the-book fashion that threatens to become downright laborious.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Bruce Kirkland
Toronto Sun
March 23, 2001
In the end, Heartbreakers doesn't actually have a heart.
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Louis B. Parks
Houston Chronicle
March 23, 2001
At just over two hours, Heartbreakers stretches its premise and easygoing silliness to the maximum.
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Susan Stark
Detroit News
March 23, 2001
Laugh out loud? You bet.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press
March 23, 2001
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.
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Sheila Norman-Culp
Associated Press
March 23, 2001
A concoction by director David Mirkin that never fails to sink to the lowest common denominator -- yet often hits a funny bone.
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Steven Rosen
Denver Post
March 23, 2001
A two-hour marathon.
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
March 23, 2001
It's not a great comedy, but it's a raucous one, hard-working and ribald, and I like its spirit.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Jay Carr
Boston Globe
March 23, 2001
Too lumpish, languid, and lukewarm to hit even the guilty pleasure zone.
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
March 22, 2001
Trust me, you'll want to leave these people to get on with their tedious scams alone.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Jessica Winter
Village Voice
March 22, 2001
Oafishly staged by zoom-addled David Mirkin.
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March 22, 2001
I'm thrilled to report that Sigourney holds her own. Lord, does that woman work it.
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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
March 22, 2001
Even when director David Mirkin strains for laughs, the actors (a special cheer to Liotta) prove themselves expert farceurs.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
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Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer
March 22, 2001
Weaver is an enormously resourceful comedian and hasn't had so much fun since Ghostbusters and Working Girl.
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Cody Clark
Mr. Showbiz
March 22, 2001
Fatally bogged down by a ridiculous caring parent scenario.
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
March 22, 2001
At best, a half hearted mercenary farce.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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Gary Dowell
Dallas Morning News
March 22, 2001
It's too long and overplayed, and only sporadically funny.
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Sean P. Means
Film.com
March 22, 2001
The script is lacking that 'a-ha' moment so vital to con-artist comedies.
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Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel
March 22, 2001
You'd practically have to be a laugh track to enjoy it.
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Curtis Morgan
Miami Herald
March 22, 2001
Hewitt actually sucks life and laughs from just about every scene.
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Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune
March 22, 2001
An expensive imitation of older, better films from older, often better times.
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Eleanor Ringel Gillespie
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
March 22, 2001
You stick with it because Weaver and her co-star Jennifer Love Hewitt are so appealing.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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Ebert & Roeper
March 22, 2001
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
March 20, 2001
Unwieldy, dumb, rarely funny (and never truly hilarious) and largely charmless.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
March 13, 2001
The actors appear to be having a ball playing these ridiculous caricatures, and somehow the sheer obviousness of the bits provokes laughs.
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Todd McCarthy
Variety
March 12, 2001
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.