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Breakin' All the Rules Reviews

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Mark Halverson
Sacramento News & Review

Full Review Source: Sacramento News & Review | Original Score: 3/5

August 7, 2008
Uri Lessing

...may be fluff, but it is patient, character-driven fluff.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 3/5

July 25, 2005
Sean McBride
Sean the Movie Guy

it's all very silly and highly unbelievable, but the five main leads are all having a good time.

Full Review Source: Sean the Movie Guy | Original Score: 2.5/4

June 1, 2004
Christian Toto
Washington Times

Breakin' transcends cliches thanks to Jamie Foxx's irreverence and charm

Full Review Source: Washington Times | Original Score: 2.5/4

May 17, 2004
Beth Jones
Roanoke Times (Virginia)

Foxx , Union, Chestnut and MacNicol deserve to be A-list stars much more than any Tom (Cruise), Dick (Gere) or Halle (Berry).

Full Review Source: Roanoke Times (Virginia) | Original Score: 3/5

May 17, 2004
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)

A black-cast romantic comedy that derives its humor from character and plot development rather than from cliched notions of race-based uproariousness...

| Original Score: 2.5/4

May 17, 2004
Todd Gilchrist

Foxx's latest film lives up to its title by deconstructing sex comedies and bringing a much needed dose of intelligence to a typically slow-witted genre.

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May 14, 2004
Joe Leydon
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A cleverly concocted hybrid of conventional romantic comedy and mistaken-identity farce.

Full Review Source: Variety

May 14, 2004
Mike Clark
USA Today
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If the movie were 10 minutes longer, the mix-ups might grind viewers down, but director Daniel Taplitz knows how to juggle the subplots he's given.

Full Review Source: USA Today | Original Score: 2.5/4

May 14, 2004
Susan Walker
Toronto Star
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In many ways a throwback to the era of Doris Day and Jack Lemmon movies.

Full Review Source: Toronto Star | Original Score: 3/5

May 14, 2004
Sarah Chauncey

This is a romantic comedy with heart (broken and otherwise), and in the end, that's all that matters.

| Original Score: 2.5/4

May 14, 2004
Paul Sherman
Boston Herald

Despite what the title suggests, it's the good old-fashioned virtues that make Breakin' All the Rules better than most romantic comedies.

Full Review Source: Boston Herald | Original Score: 2.5/4

May 14, 2004
M.E. Russell

It just keeps building on an extremely complicated sitcom plot ... and the gorgeous, charming cast just keeps hitting scene after scene out of the park.

Full Review Source: Oregonian | Original Score: B+

May 14, 2004
Gene Seymour
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In their scenes together, Foxx and Chestnut trade sly one-liners like front-line horn players in an intimate jazz club, while Union is given her best showcase yet for her comedic timing.

Full Review Source: Newsday | Original Score: 2.5/4

May 14, 2004
Lisa Rose
Newark Star-Ledger
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For all the labyrinthine liaisons, the plot is as predictable as a rainforest weather forecast. There are, however, enough bright ideas and zippy lines to keep things on the fresh side.

Full Review Source: Newark Star-Ledger

May 14, 2004
Louis B. Hobson
Jam! Movies

An amiable little sex romp with a few real surprises when it comes to leaving everyone with a smile on their faces.

| Original Score: 3/5

May 14, 2004
John Monaghan
Detroit Free Press
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In romantic comedy, it's all about the chemistry. Jamie Foxx and Gabrielle Union have just enough to make Breakin' All the Rules worth seeing.

Full Review Source: Detroit Free Press | Original Score: 2/4

May 14, 2004
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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The movie depends for its success on the likability of Jamie Foxx, Morris Chestnut and Gabrielle Union, and because they're funny and pleasant, we enjoy the ride even though the destination is preordained.

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

May 14, 2004
Ty Burr
Boston Globe
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As date-night piffle goes ... it's thoroughly engaging.

Full Review Source: Boston Globe | Original Score: 2.5/4

May 14, 2004
David Foucher
EDGE Boston

Jamie Foxx helms a warm-hearted comedy. It's entirely predictable, but it's a humorous good time.

Full Review Source: EDGE Boston

May 14, 2004
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
May 26, 2006

Houston Chronicle
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July 21, 2005
Michael Szymanski
December 19, 2004
Kamal 'The Diva' Larsuel
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June 5, 2004

Boston Phoenix
May 22, 2004

St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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May 14, 2004

AV Club
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May 13, 2004
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