Jerry Maguire Reviews

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Emanuel Levy
December 15, 2010
Cameron Crowe's romantic comedy is well acted by Tom Cruise and Cuba Gooding Jr. (in an Oscar-winning turn), but as a tale of redemption, the movie is not too deep and goes out of its way to satisfy viewers' expectations of a happy ending.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Dan Jardine
Apollo Guide
July 2, 2009
competently made parallel plotted film whose buddy sports film elements outshine its rom-com aspects.
Full Review | Original Score: 71/100
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
February 7, 2009
Tom Cruise is in top form playing Jerry Maguire, a slick sports agent with a heart.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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Todd McCarthy
July 31, 2008
Smartly written and boasting a sensational cast, Cameron Crowe's shrewdly observed third feature also gives Tom Cruise one of his very best roles...
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Richard Schickel
TIME Magazine
July 31, 2008
There is a recognizable ordinariness about the way these people stumble in and out of trouble, in and out of grace -- an ambiguous note, at once tart and sweet, knowing and innocent, in their relationships.

July 31, 2008
Even Cruise can't capsize Cameron Crowe's entertaining romantic drama.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Rita Kempley
Washington Post
March 26, 2007
Cruise seems to have grown as much as Jerry, for he brings gentleness, warmth and lightheartedness to this role, qualities that we haven't seen since he played air guitar in his underpants in Risky Business 13 years ago.

TV Guide's Movie Guide
March 26, 2007
A meandering and deeply shallow tale of spiritual redemption, built around the Teflon persona of Tom Cruise and driven by the conviction that all emotions worth expressing can be summed up in pop songs.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star
October 15, 2006
"Jerry Maguire" doesn't stop until it shows you the quan.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
July 22, 2006
Surely the film could have been shorter, but this unabashed Hollywood exercise tricked me into liking it.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
February 9, 2006
Lauded as a witty moral fable with a revelatory performance from its star, this romantic comedy is in fact meretricious, manipulative and reactionary.
Michael Dequina
September 11, 2005
Both sides of the story, the sports and the romance, mesh well.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
April 9, 2005
Tom Cruise give his best performance yet.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Dragan Antulov
October 29, 2003
| Original Score: 7/10
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
May 20, 2003
Disarming acting, colorful writing and true generosity of spirit keep it right on track.
| Original Score: 4.5/5
Susan Tavernetti
Palo Alto Weekly
May 20, 2003
Funny and warmhearted, this romantic comedy has it all: a gentle love story, crackling dialogue, social satire and uplifting themes.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
James Rocchi
November 7, 2002
Sports-agent epic about humanity in the face of commercialism still stands as Cruise's and Crowe's best work.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Margaret A. McGurk
Cincinnati Enquirer
October 15, 2002
One of the things I liked best about this movie is the quality of the women's characters.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Kevin N. Laforest
Montreal Film Journal
September 10, 2002
It has a lot of charm and it's smarter than most Hollywood movies. It's terrific entertainment.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
May 8, 2002
An engaging and full-tilt movie about how attention enhances both love and work.
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