• 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

Derek Adams
Time Out
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February 9, 2006
Peter Rainer
New York Magazine/Vulture
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September 26, 2002

Globe and Mail
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Full Review Source: Globe and Mail | Original Score: 2/4

March 19, 2002
Stanley Kauffmann
The New Republic
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April 18, 2001
Paul Clinton (CNN.com)
CNN.com
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Great escapist fun.

Full Review Source: CNN.com

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
John Zebrowski
Seattle Times
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Heartbreakers is one of these guilty pleasures.

March 23, 2001
Edward Guthmann
San Francisco Chronicle
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Unless you're a Hackman aficionado, there's no reason to bother with Heartbreakers.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 2/4

March 23, 2001
Charles Taylor
Salon.com
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Hits just the right note between naughty and raunchy.

Full Review Source: Salon.com

March 23, 2001
Jan Stuart
Newsday
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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
A.O. Scott
New York Times
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Naughty is an outdated word in an era of proud nastiness, but Heartbreakers has a slinky, teasing quality that recalls the dressed-up comedies of the studio era.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 Source: New York Times | Original Score: 3.5/5

March 23, 2001
Jonathan Foreman
New York Post
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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.

March 23, 2001
Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
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The film unfolds in an impersonal, by-the-book fashion that threatens to become downright laborious.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 3/5

March 23, 2001
Louis B. Parks
Houston Chronicle
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At just over two hours, Heartbreakers stretches its premise and easygoing silliness to the maximum.

Full Review Source: Houston Chronicle

March 23, 2001
Susan Stark
Detroit News
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Laugh out loud? You bet.

Full Review Source: Detroit News | Original Score: 3/4

March 23, 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
Sheila Norman-Culp
Associated Press
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A concoction by director David Mirkin that never fails to sink to the lowest common denominator -- yet often hits a funny bone.

Full Review Source: Associated Press

March 23, 2001
Steven Rosen
Denver Post
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A two-hour marathon.

Full Review Source: Denver Post

March 23, 2001
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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It's not a great comedy, but it's a raucous one, hard-working and ribald, and I like its spirit.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 3/4

March 23, 2001
Jay Carr
Boston Globe
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Too lumpish, languid, and lukewarm to hit even the guilty pleasure zone.

March 23, 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
Jessica Winter
Village Voice
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Oafishly staged by zoom-addled David Mirkin.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

March 22, 2001
David Edelstein
Slate
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I'm thrilled to report that Sigourney holds her own. Lord, does that woman work it.

Full Review Source: Slate

March 22, 2001
Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
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Even when director David Mirkin strains for laughs, the actors (a special cheer to Liotta) prove themselves expert farceurs.

| Original Score: 3.5/5

March 22, 2001
Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer
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Weaver is an enormously resourceful comedian and hasn't had so much fun since Ghostbusters and Working Girl.

March 22, 2001
Cody Clark
Mr. Showbiz
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Fatally bogged down by a ridiculous caring parent scenario.

March 22, 2001
Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
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At best, a half hearted mercenary farce.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: C

March 22, 2001
Gary Dowell
Dallas Morning News
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It's too long and overplayed, and only sporadically funny.

Full Review Source: Dallas Morning News

March 22, 2001
Sean Means
Film.com
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The script is lacking that 'a-ha' moment so vital to con-artist comedies.

March 22, 2001
Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel
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You'd practically have to be a laugh track to enjoy it.

March 22, 2001
Curtis Morgan
Miami Herald
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Hewitt actually sucks life and laughs from just about every scene.

March 22, 2001
Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune
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An expensive imitation of older, better films from older, often better times.

March 22, 2001
Eleanor Ringel Gillespie
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
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You stick with it because Weaver and her co-star Jennifer Love Hewitt are so appealing.

Full Review Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution | Original Score: C+

March 22, 2001

Ebert & Roeper
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March 22, 2001
James Berardinelli
ReelViews
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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
Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
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The actors appear to be having a ball playing these ridiculous caricatures, and somehow the sheer obviousness of the bits provokes laughs.

March 13, 2001
Todd McCarthy
Variety
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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
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