The Hottie and the Nottie Reviews

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Sam Adams
Los Angeles Times
February 8, 2008
Hottie goes from insufferable to downright intolerable. While it pays lip service to inner beauty, the movie winds up as a feature-length advertisement for cosmetic surgery.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/5
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James Berardinelli
February 6, 2008
For all its problems, though, The Hottie & the Nottie provides a valuable service. It reminds us that no matter how bad a one-star movie might be, it could always be worse. This is worse.
Full Review | Original Score: .5/4
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Nell Minow
Chicago Sun-Times
February 7, 2008
This pea-brained vanity production does not have the energy to remember from one scene to the next what it is about or why it is on screen. It is attention-deficit film-making.
Full Review | Original Score: D
Tim Grierson
Screen International
February 8, 2008
A crude twist on the old maxim about inner beauty trumping outward appearance.
Tim Grierson
July 23, 2008
Tabloid curiosity Paris Hilton may be the main draw, but it's doubtful that even her celebrity will do much to raise the prospects of this aggressively moronic comedy.
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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
February 11, 2008
It is excruciatingly, painfully, horribly, terribly awful.
Matt Stevens
E! Online
February 7, 2008
The debate over which is the season's worst movie is finally over.
Full Review | Original Score: F
Chris Seibold
May 14, 2008
isn't quite bad enough to enjoy for camp value
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Kevin McCarthy
June 1, 2008
I just kept thinking about Daniel Day-Lewis and Marlon Brando when I watched Paris Hilton's acting performance in this film (can you sense the sarcasm?).
Full Review | Original Score: 0/5
Brian Orndorf
February 7, 2008
It's a total and complete misfire of intention and execution; an utterly worthless, unfunny sack of pain that doesn't deserve anyone's time or attention.
Full Review | Original Score: F
Prairie Miller
May 4, 2008
Paris definitely wear the pants in this ho hum extra-lite romantic comedy, and I think I can pretty accurately report that she keeps them on down under, from beginning to end.
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
March 8, 2011
A person famous only because of the intense lack of basic decency with which she has pursued fame would obviously want to play the most beautiful conceivable human being.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/10
March 28, 2008
As Barbara Ellen commented in her 'Observer' column, discussing the treatment of Paul McCartney's ex-wife Heather Mills, feminism should be approached like football: pick your side and stick with it. Even if that means defending The Hottie And The Nottie.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
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Kyle Smith
New York Post
February 8, 2008
It looks like it was shot on middle school AV club equipment, and the jokes, aiming for gross-out value, are merely sad.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Ken McIntyre
Total Film
March 28, 2008
If you thought She's All That was all that, this will pass the time for you - but if you thought She's All That was all that, well, so would practically any film.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
S. Jhoanna Robledo
Common Sense Media
February 7, 2008
To any beholder, superficial comedy is no beauty.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Christy Lemire
Associated Press
February 5, 2008
Working from Heidi Ferrer's wholly uninspired script, Putnam runs through all the gross-out gags you'd expect.
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
February 7, 2008
Instead of ranking as an unforgettable turkey, it's merely forgettable.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Drew Toal
Time Out
February 7, 2008
Visionary director Tom Putnam injects new life into the stale romantic-comedy genre by introducing a hot girl and her ugly friend, only to pull the rug right out from under us by transposing their roles when you least expect it.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/6
Rob Daniel
Sky Movies
March 28, 2008
One day aliens will land on Earth offering us answers to the secrets of the Universe. But, because of films like The Hottie & the Nottie they will deem us unworthy and return to the Heavens once more in their carbon-free interstellar cruisers.
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