Date Movie Reviews

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J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader
December 26, 2006
[Mocks] movies that were much funnier than this one.
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
February 23, 2006
These are sight gags best appreciated with a blindfold.
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
February 22, 2006
You have to be hungry for comedy that's salty and loud, that hits your palate with all the delicacy of hot grease. If you're in that mood, a handful of these jokes will likely be just what you crave.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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Michael Rechtshaffen
Hollywood Reporter
February 22, 2006
This crass drag of a dud at best manages to elicit just a couple of half-hearted chuckles over the course of its 80-minute allotment.
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Scott Tobias
AV Club
February 21, 2006
It's kind of amazing that a joke-a-second comedy like Date Movie doesn't contain a single laugh, but what's there has been so thoroughly focus-grouped and market-tested that no joy escapes the vacuum.
Full Review | Original Score: F
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Scott Foundas
L.A. Weekly
February 21, 2006
The targets here are Hollywood's bubbleheaded romantic comedies, but director Aaron Setzer (who co-wrote the script with Jason Friedling) doesn't satirize the genre's familiar tropes so much as merely re-stage familiar scenes.
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Ruthe Stein
San Francisco Chronicle
February 21, 2006
A lame pastiche of Hollywood romances.
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Bobby Hankinson
Boston Globe
February 21, 2006
If their goal was to make a spoof film with heart, the end result has an irregular beat at best.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Ben Kenigsberg
Village Voice
February 21, 2006
It takes a certain gall to pass off mere references as jokes.
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
February 20, 2006
It's not enough to just make the reference. You've got to make something funny out of the reference.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Lisa Rose
Newark Star-Ledger
February 20, 2006
It is ultimately an exercise in redundancy, since there's little point in creating a comedy that sends up other comedies. The end result is more a knockoff than a parody.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Kyle Smith
New York Post
February 20, 2006
The movie sputters along on borrowed gags without improving them.
| Original Score: 0/4
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Carina Chocano
Los Angeles Times
February 20, 2006
Dudes, does a spoof count as a spoof if it's dumber and more obvious than the thing it's spoofing?
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Anita Gates
New York Times
February 18, 2006
Date Movie has a nascent sense of the absurd but doesn't know what to do with it.
| Original Score: 1.5/5
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Joe Leydon
Variety
February 17, 2006
Date Movie is stupefyingly unfunny in its attempts to mock romantic comedies, celebrities, reality TV shows and anything else that pops into the heads of its creators.
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Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News
February 17, 2006
They manage to miss just about every target.
| Original Score: D
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Michael Booth
Denver Post
February 17, 2006
Any movie that tries to parody Kill Bill and Dodgeball in the same scene is OK by me.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4