• PG-13, 1 hr. 31 min.
  • Comedy, Romance
  • Directed By:
    Tom Putnam
    In Theaters:
    Feb 8, 2008 Wide
    On DVD:
    May 6, 2008
  • Regent Releasing


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The Hottie and the Nottie Reviews

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Sam Adams
Los Angeles Times
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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 Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 0/5

February 8, 2008
James Berardinelli
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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 Source: ReelViews | Original Score: .5/4

February 6, 2008
Nell Minow
Chicago Sun-Times
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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 Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: D

February 7, 2008
Tim Grierson
Screen International

A crude twist on the old maxim about inner beauty trumping outward appearance.

Full Review Source: Screen International

February 8, 2008
Tim Grierson

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.

Full Review Source: Screendaily

July 23, 2008
Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
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It is excruciatingly, painfully, horribly, terribly awful.

February 11, 2008
Matt Stevens
E! Online

The debate over which is the season's worst movie is finally over.

Full Review Source: E! Online | Original Score: F

February 7, 2008
Chris Seibold

isn't quite bad enough to enjoy for camp value

Full Review Source: Filmcritic.com | Original Score: 1/5

May 14, 2008
Kevin McCarthy

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 Source: WJFK-FM (CBS Radio) | Original Score: 0/5

June 1, 2008
Brian Orndorf

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 Source: eFilmCritic.com | Original Score: F

February 7, 2008
Prairie Miller

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.

Full Review Source: NewsBlaze

May 4, 2008
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

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 Source: Antagony & Ecstasy | Original Score: 2/10

March 8, 2011

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 Source: Film4 | Original Score: 1.5/5

March 28, 2008
Kyle Smith
New York Post
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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 Source: New York Post | Original Score: 1/4

February 8, 2008
Ken McIntyre
Total Film

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 Source: Total Film | Original Score: 2/5

March 28, 2008
S. Jhoanna Robledo
Common Sense Media

To any beholder, superficial comedy is no beauty.

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

February 7, 2008
Christy Lemire
Associated Press
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Working from Heidi Ferrer's wholly uninspired script, Putnam runs through all the gross-out gags you'd expect.

Full Review Source: Associated Press

February 5, 2008
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

Instead of ranking as an unforgettable turkey, it's merely forgettable.

Full Review Source: Combustible Celluloid | Original Score: 2/4

February 7, 2008
Drew Toal
Time Out New York
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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 Source: Time Out New York | Original Score: 2/6

February 7, 2008
Rob Daniel
Sky Movies

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.

Full Review Source: Sky Movies

March 28, 2008

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