• PG-13, 1 hr. 43 min.
  • Drama, Romance, Comedy
  • Directed By:
    Joe Roth
    In Theaters:
    Jul 20, 2001 Wide
    On DVD:
    Nov 13, 2001
  • Columbia Pictures


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America's Sweethearts Reviews

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

So-so sitcom-like story of estranged movie stars.

Full Review Source: Common Sense Media | Original Score: 2/5

December 21, 2010
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

...an egregiously bland piece of work that ultimately makes certain sitcoms look deep by comparison.

Full Review Source: Reel Film Reviews | Original Score: 2/4

August 11, 2008
Emanuel Levy

Lacking originality or true wit, this mildly amusing but utterly banal comedy again demonstrates that Joe Roth is not much of a director and that Billy Crystal can do only one thing as an actor--be Billy Crystal.

Full Review Source: EmanuelLevy.Com | Original Score: 1/4

February 16, 2006
Scott Nash
Three Movie Buffs

Could have been more with such a great cast, but still manages to entertain.

Full Review Source: Three Movie Buffs | Original Score: 3/4

September 27, 2003
Brian Mckay

It gets a little funnier toward the end, making up for the draggy first half . . . However, the shelf-life of this Sweetheart should be short indeed.

Full Review Source: eFilmCritic.com | Original Score: 2/5

March 20, 2003
Brent Simon
Entertainment Today

A loose-limbed, occasionally funny movie of many madly spinning teacups sunk by uninvested-in characters and niggling, wrongheaded details.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Today | Original Score: C-

January 16, 2003

Inevitably there are some funny moments, and of course this is an endlessly watchable cast. But the movie is just too over-the-top.

| Original Score: 2/4

December 2, 2002
Manohla Dargis
L.A. Weekly
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The film isn't just banal, it's aggressively, arrogantly banal.

Full Review Source: L.A. Weekly

October 29, 2002
Margaret A. McGurk
Cincinnati Enquirer

When it peeks behind the scenes, the movie can be very, very funny.

Full Review Source: Cincinnati Enquirer | Original Score: 3/4

October 15, 2002
Betty Jo Tucker
ReelTalk Movie Reviews

A timely comedy that pokes fun at all things Hollywood.

Full Review Source: ReelTalk Movie Reviews

August 2, 2002
Jeffrey Chen
Window to the Movies

Disappointment comes from the sense that the picture started off with the promise of being something different, maybe even something scathing, but then settles for something rather routine.

Full Review Source: Window to the Movies | Original Score: 5/10

July 12, 2002
Jason Clark
Matinee Magazine

The fact that this movie contains some of the most annoying, mannered actors on film today and still remains painless is quite a feat.

Full Review Source: Matinee Magazine

July 2, 2002
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)

Its potential as a spicy spoof of Hollywood's incestuous relation with the entertainment press has been Ephroned away in favor of bland romantic comedy.

Full Review | Original Score: 2/4

June 21, 2002
James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette

The writers turn out to be brandishing butter knives instead of scalpels. ... the movie's real surprise is the feisty, vigorous turn by Zeta-Jones, who throws off zingers with grace and style.

Full Review Source: Kalamazoo Gazette

June 9, 2002
Pablo Villaca
Cinema em Cena

Quando a projeção chega ao fim, a pergunta que nos surge à mente é: 'Tá, e daí?'.

Full Review Source: Cinema em Cena | Original Score: 2/5

May 30, 2002
Rick Groen
Globe and Mail
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The kind of flick that gives fluff a good name.

Full Review Source: Globe and Mail | Original Score: 3/4

March 19, 2002
Mark Dujsik
Mark Reviews Movies

There have been a lot of movies about how fake Hollywood is, but this is the fake Hollywood movie about how fake Hollywood is.

Full Review Source: Mark Reviews Movies | Original Score: 2/4

February 26, 2002
Rita Kempley
Washington Post
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The premise falters along with much of the shtick.

| Original Score: 1.5/5

January 6, 2002
Ted Murphy
Murphy's Movie Reviews

Joe Roth steps back into the director's chair after nearly a decade and AMERICA'S SWEETHEARTS suffers the same diffused focus that his earlier efforts. After the tightly-paced opening, the film flounders until all the major players have been introduced.

Full Review Source: Murphy's Movie Reviews | Original Score: C+

December 4, 2001
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis

The movie is intended as an effervescent fizz; instead, it's a fizzle. What should have been a knockout punch turns out to be more of a gentle poke in the ribs.

| Original Score: 4/10

November 23, 2001
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