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Coyote Ugly (2000)



Average Rating: 3.9/10
Reviews Counted: 96
Fresh: 21 | Rotten: 75

Well, the women in this film are incredibly attractive and flaunt that fact quite a lot. Unfortunatly, that's all there is to the film. The script is almost as big a joke as the charactors, and everything else follows the same path. If you're looking for a tease then see this flick, otherwise stay as far away as possible.


Average Rating: 3.6/10
Critic Reviews: 28
Fresh: 5 | Rotten: 23

Well, the women in this film are incredibly attractive and flaunt that fact quite a lot. Unfortunatly, that's all there is to the film. The script is almost as big a joke as the charactors, and everything else follows the same path. If you're looking for a tease then see this flick, otherwise stay as far away as possible.



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An aspiring musician becomes one of the most famous bartenders in New York in this high-spirited comedy-drama. Small-town girl Violet Sanford (Piper Perabo) dreams of making a name for herself as a singer and songwriter, so she moves to New York City in hopes of landing her big break. Needing to support herself until stardom rolls around, she takes a job as a barmaid at a new nightspot called Coyote Ugly, where the owner Lil (Maria Bello) and the staff of attractive young women dance on the bar,


Drama, Comedy

Gina Wendkos, Jeff Nathanson

Dec 29, 2000


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All Critics (120) | Top Critics (33) | Fresh (21) | Rotten (75) | DVD (31)

Coyote Ugly is profoundly stupid, earnestly inept at conveying a story and hellbent on wallowing in its shallow emotional manipulations.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
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It goes down easy, like a wine-cooler shot with a chaser of Yoo-Hoo.

January 1, 2000
Chicago Tribune
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Its view of women as objectified but unavailable sex toys is so retrograde it would be maddening if the movie weren't such an utter piece of fluff so conceptually barren it might as well be a music video.

January 1, 2000
Boston Globe
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Does Jerry Bruckheimer have the same nagging feeling of deja vu as he compares each new screenplay to those that have gone before?

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times
Chicago Sun-Times
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Sexist, shallow and silly. Teens+.

December 22, 2010 Full Review Source: Common Sense Media
Common Sense Media

The cast fleshes out the cliches exuberantly and with little irony, which is something of a relief.

July 30, 2007 Full Review Source:

As slick and mindless as one might expect...

August 26, 2006 Full Review Source: Reel Film Reviews
Reel Film Reviews

There were certain aspects that I loved.... It had to do with hot, sexy women dancing on a bar in a wet T-shirt contest.

September 2, 2005 Full Review Source: 7M Pictures
7M Pictures

I wouldn't necessarily recommend Coyote Ugly to anyone, but I wouldn't use the DVD inserts as toilet paper either.

June 15, 2005 Full Review Source:

What an amazingly bad movie this is.

June 7, 2005 Full Review Source: | Comment (1)

A movie about a bunch of effortlessly attractive, empty-headed people who manage to constantly have fun at even the most menial of jobs . . . give me some reason to care!

March 20, 2003 Full Review Source: | Comments (4)

Coyote Ugly is neither bad enough to be a cult film, nor good enough to be interesting.

January 17, 2003 Full Review Source: Combustible Celluloid
Combustible Celluloid

Gina Wendkos' screenplay manages to make "Flashdance" seem plot-heavy by comparison. ...we see the lovely faces of Perabo, Miko and Moynahan and the swinging hips and stomping feet of three anonymous dance doubles.

June 10, 2002 Full Review Source: James Sanford on Film
James Sanford on Film

Solamente es recomendable ver en uno de esos dķas en los que no hay absolutamente nada que hacer. Para dar pena ajena.

March 14, 2001 Full Review Source: Moviola

turns out to be a duel between the tawdry and the maudlin, and the latter is, unfortunately, victorious.

February 27, 2001 Full Review Source: Q Network Film Desk
Q Network Film Desk

Meretricious excuse for an inspirational tale.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide
TV Guide's Movie Guide

Before the opening credits are even done rolling, Coyote Ugly establishes early on how bad it.

January 1, 2000
TNT's Rough Cut

A scarily stupid mix of Flashdance superficiality and small-town-girl-conquers-the-music-biz cliches.

January 1, 2000
South Florida Sun-Sentinel

A soundtrack pretending to be a story.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: San Diego Union-Tribune
San Diego Union-Tribune

Its inability to follow through simply underscores the filmmakers' cynicism and gutlessness.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Los Angeles Daily News
Los Angeles Daily News

Audience Reviews for Coyote Ugly

One of those movies you secretly love, but don't own up to. Trashy and fun.
January 20, 2013

Super Reviewer

Coyote Ugly, brings a large group of beautiful women, and this is the charm to the picture, but this "thing" is terrible, depress anyone that like of good films and is an insult to all filmmaker and film critics. Totally cliche, the old and boring story of the small town girl going to achieve her dreams his a complete crap, what make me want never more see other American film or other made by McNally, Wendkos, Nathanson, Bruckheimer, Oman or anybody that was connected with this garbage. Without funny, a good direction or nice actings, the writers don't have a single drop of piety to his audience. Is a violent attack with scenes and more scenes of pure nonsense. Coyote Ugly, make with that the viewes leave the movies and make them want to puke. This feature-lenght, don't have at least a interesting story or a capacity to demonstrate a wish by the filmmakers of doing a nice work. A useless musical-romantic-drama-comedy, that make me lost 100 minutes. Unfortunately, the money use in this "thing" was thrown away, particularly in U.S., where the independent films struggle to have some money do achieve a few good movies. The rich producers spend his darling sweet cash in an unforgivable gibberish, as like we see in, Coyote Ugly. Terrible plot, screenplay, poor direction and weak actings, McNally's mistake, just like his movie career, is the total of a lot bad things in cinema history, and I just give half star, because I think that my review should stay in one of the first reviews and alert the reader to not lost his time with Coyote Ugly. Rotten, certain rotten.
November 22, 2012
Lucas Martins

Super Reviewer

An ok film, a lot of style and not a great deal of substance. It's far too predictable but kinda fun at the same time.
October 14, 2012

Super Reviewer

A classic!
June 24, 2011
Bethany Murphy

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