Cameron Crowe, Tom Cruise, and Cuba Gooding Jr. are salesmen, and we're consumers, buying emotional truth. That's a brave message for a commercial film to have. Too bad it's unintentional.
| Original Score: 1/4
Lauded as a witty moral fable with a revelatory performance from its star, this romantic comedy is in fact meretricious, manipulative and reactionary.
| Original Score: 2/4
I just couldn't buy into the redemption of Jerry Maguire.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Jerry Maguire is, ultimately, a failed idealism.
It talks the talk but doesn't walk the walk. Or, in other words, it simply doesn't have heart.
Jerry Maguire is slick but not quite believable.
There's much to admire in Jerry Maguire, except Jerry Maguire.
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.
There are a couple of moments in Jerry Maguire when you want to hug yourself with delight.
| Original Score: 3/4
This is the kind of movie that reminds me why I started reviewing in the first place.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
"Jerry Maguire" doesn't stop until it shows you the quan.
| Original Score: 4/4
Sports-agent epic about humanity in the face of commercialism still stands as Cruise's and Crowe's best work.
| Original Score: 5/5
Smartly written and boasting a sensational cast, Cameron Crowe's shrewdly observed third feature also gives Tom Cruise one of his very best roles...
Surely the film could have been shorter, but this unabashed Hollywood exercise tricked me into liking it.
Slick, stylish and committed.
I'd love to see more movies like Jerry Maguire, movies that show us that making a life for oneself is not only is it possible but preferable.
Here is a remarkable exception to the proven principle that all movies with any scene taking place at a football game are stinkers.
An engaging and full-tilt movie about how attention enhances both love and work.
Tom Cruise give his best performance yet.
| Original Score: A-