| Original Score: 2/4
Great escapist fun.
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.
Heartbreakers is one of these guilty pleasures.
Unless you're a Hackman aficionado, there's no reason to bother with Heartbreakers.
Hits just the right note between naughty and raunchy.
There are not enough Hefty bags in all The Home Depots to contain the trash generated by this vulgar burlesque.
Naughty is an outdated word in an era of proud nastiness, but Heartbreakers has a slinky, teasing quality that recalls the dressed-up comedies of the studio era.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
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.
The film unfolds in an impersonal, by-the-book fashion that threatens to become downright laborious.
| Original Score: 3/5
At just over two hours, Heartbreakers stretches its premise and easygoing silliness to the maximum.
Laugh out loud? You bet.
| Original Score: 3/4
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.
A concoction by director David Mirkin that never fails to sink to the lowest common denominator -- yet often hits a funny bone.
A two-hour marathon.
It's not a great comedy, but it's a raucous one, hard-working and ribald, and I like its spirit.
Too lumpish, languid, and lukewarm to hit even the guilty pleasure zone.
Trust me, you'll want to leave these people to get on with their tedious scams alone.
| Original Score: 2/5
Oafishly staged by zoom-addled David Mirkin.
I'm thrilled to report that Sigourney holds her own. Lord, does that woman work it.
Even when director David Mirkin strains for laughs, the actors (a special cheer to Liotta) prove themselves expert farceurs.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
Weaver is an enormously resourceful comedian and hasn't had so much fun since Ghostbusters and Working Girl.
Fatally bogged down by a ridiculous caring parent scenario.
At best, a half hearted mercenary farce.
| Original Score: C
It's too long and overplayed, and only sporadically funny.
The script is lacking that 'a-ha' moment so vital to con-artist comedies.
You'd practically have to be a laugh track to enjoy it.
Hewitt actually sucks life and laughs from just about every scene.
An expensive imitation of older, better films from older, often better times.
You stick with it because Weaver and her co-star Jennifer Love Hewitt are so appealing.
| Original Score: C+
Unwieldy, dumb, rarely funny (and never truly hilarious) and largely charmless.
The actors appear to be having a ball playing these ridiculous caricatures, and somehow the sheer obviousness of the bits provokes laughs.
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.