• PG-13, 1 hr. 39 min.
  • Comedy
  • Directed By:
    Phil Traill
    In Theaters:
    Sep 4, 2009 Wide
    On DVD:
    Dec 22, 2009
  • 20th Century Fox

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All About Steve Reviews

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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
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All About Steve, an unfunny, annoying, badly written, badly acted comic fiasco, may be the worst movie in Bullock's career.

Full Review Source: Orlando Sentinel | Original Score: 1/5

September 2, 2009
Corey Hall
Metro Times (Detroit, MI)

Mary's supposed to be a plucky free spirit, but mostly she's a chatty bore who's emotionally clueless.

Full Review Source: Metro Times (Detroit, MI)

May 28, 2013
Ben Machell
Times [UK]

One of the ropiest would-be screwball comedies conceived recently.

Full Review Source: Times [UK] | Original Score: 1/5

January 15, 2010
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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An actress should never, ever, be asked to run beside a van in red disco boots for more than about half a block, and then only if her child is being kidnapped.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 1.5/4

September 3, 2009
Ella Taylor
NPR
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All About Steve is a messy assemblage of clumsy sight gags, winking reaction shots and disingenuous populist genuflection to the idea that there's no such thing as normal. We all see a little bit of Mary in ourselves, don't we? Don't we?

Full Review Source: NPR

May 28, 2013
Nell Minow
Beliefnet

Somewhere, like the pea in the bed of the princess, is an idea that could be interesting. Unfortunately, it's smothered in 20 mattresses of awful and 20 more of dumb.

Full Review Source: Beliefnet | Original Score: D

September 3, 2009

Frantic, inane, moronic and obnoxious, All About Steve ranks among the very worst movies of the year. The decade, even.

Full Review Source: MSNBC | Original Score: 1/5

September 3, 2009
Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
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There's nothing wrong with All About Steve that a rewrite couldn't fix, as long as the rewrite involved a different writer, a different character and a different story.

Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune | Original Score: 1.5/4

September 4, 2009
Alex Zane
Sun Online

Make no mistake, this is one mess of a film and yet if you forgive it some of its bewildering failings there is still a weird charm to its madness.

Full Review Source: Sun Online | Original Score: 2/5

January 15, 2010
Simon Foster
sbs.com.au

The film's complete failure to engage on any level, much less comedic, lies entirely at the feet of Bullock.

Full Review Source: sbs.com.au

August 9, 2010
Giles Hardie
Unknown2

Sandra Bullock bulldozes the line between a socially awkward character and an annoying human being in a monstrous turkey that can genuinely make a claim to being the worst film of the year

Full Review Source: Unknown2 | Original Score: 0.5/5

October 21, 2009
Karen Krizanovich
Radio Times

Sandra Bullock turns in an excruciatingly kooky performance in this ill-conceived stalker romance.

Full Review Source: Radio Times | Original Score: 2/5

January 15, 2010
Brett Michel
Boston Phoenix

Movies don't get much worse.

Full Review Source: Boston Phoenix | Original Score: 0/4

September 10, 2009
Hilton Thomas
Empire Magazine Australasia

One of the leading candidates for worst film of 2009.

Full Review Source: Empire Magazine Australasia | Original Score: 1/5

October 21, 2009
Amy Biancolli
San Francisco Chronicle
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There's no footing in reality. Nothing about it feels authentic: not the blathering Mary, not the lifeless secondary characters, not the bromide-happy dialogue or the plot that twists less often than it spasms.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 1/4

September 4, 2009
Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
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A total misfire from the first scene to the last.

September 3, 2009
Keith Cohen
Entertainment Spectrum

The movie is trying to show the power of words and that there is no such thing as a "normal" person. It should garner a boatload of nominations for Razzie Awards that are given to the worst movies of the year.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Spectrum | Original Score: 1.5/4

September 3, 2009
Avi Offer
NYC Movie Guru

A painfully bland, vapid, irritating and consistently preposterous comedy that's low on laughs and satirical bite.

Full Review Source: NYC Movie Guru | Original Score: 2.0/10

September 5, 2009
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press

Amounts to one compelling character surrounded by a bunch of stuff that's not so great.

Full Review Source: St. Paul Pioneer Press | Original Score: 2.5/4

September 4, 2009
Robbie Collin
News of the World

If terrible movies were car crashes, this 101-minute horror-show is a coachload of orphans slamming headlong into the Hoover Dam - and 2010 is unlikely to serve up anything worse.

Full Review Source: News of the World | Original Score: 1/5

January 15, 2010
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