Just Married Reviews

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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
June 24, 2006
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Jeff Strickler
Minneapolis Star Tribune
May 19, 2004
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Atlanta Journal-Constitution
April 27, 2003
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Ebert & Roeper
January 16, 2003
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Laura Sinagra
Village Voice
January 14, 2003
Hackneyed star-brite Brittany Murphy-Ashton Kutcher rom-com.
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Susan Stark
Detroit News
January 12, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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St. Louis Post-Dispatch
January 11, 2003
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
January 11, 2003
Just uninspired and mostly unfunny.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News
January 11, 2003
Plays like a dumbed-down version of a formula that's already had most of the smartness wrung out of it.
| Original Score: D
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Randy Cordova
Arizona Republic
January 11, 2003
Rubbery-faced Kutcher is a nice match for Murphy, and their chemistry keeps the movie afloat even when the gags stretch thin.
| Original Score: 3/5
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
January 10, 2003
Yes, it's as bad as it looks.
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Ann Hornaday
Washington Post
January 10, 2003
A veritable orgy of strained physical gags, inane vulgarity and poor comic timing.
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Claudia Puig
USA Today
January 10, 2003
This film ... thinks it's being cute when in fact it's being exceedingly irritating.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Geoff Pevere
Toronto Star
January 10, 2003
Brittany Murphy and Ashton (Dude, Where's My Car?) Kutcher plunge themselves into this potentially sludgy material ... with such game energy and velocity, they actually whip it into something frothy and fun.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Stephanie Zacharek
Salon.com
January 10, 2003
It takes a number of awkward running steps at the beginning and then founders irrevocably midway through.
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Jan Stuart
Newsday
January 10, 2003
The reality that Just Married reaffirms is not that of life, but of the glossy dumbness of what passes for comedy in big-studio circles.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
January 10, 2003
Sitcomish, stereotypical and sporadically funny.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
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Bruce Westbrook
Houston Chronicle
January 10, 2003
For a teen-geared trifle, this is feel-good fun with its heart in the right place.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Ray Conlogue
Globe and Mail
January 10, 2003
In the end, a few genuinely funny moments aside, the script is simply too predictable and unvarying to earn the viewer's loyalty.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press
January 10, 2003
Like all too many marriages, this movie is more an endurance test than the test of true love it pretends to be.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Ricardo Baca
Denver Post
January 10, 2003
Ditches the expected route and comes out surprisingly original and endearing.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 10, 2003
An ungainly and witless comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Ty Burr
Boston Globe
January 10, 2003
The film's insistence that these two kids belong together for eternity should persuade only the credulous and unmarried. (I give them six months, personally.)
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
January 9, 2003
Of interest only as a product of such generic blandness as to be absolutely airtight: not a whiff of originality or real life has been allowed to spoil its plastic perfection.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
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A.O. Scott
New York Times
January 9, 2003
The director, Shawn Levy, and the screenwriter, Sam Harper, hardly overtax themselves, contriving to make these young lovers bump into as many walls and doors as possible to wring laughs from a feeble premise.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
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Gary Dowell
Dallas Morning News
January 9, 2003
A little too lacking in sophistication to really stand out.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer
January 9, 2003
Even when this sitcom about honeymooners in hell was recycling lame jokes from National Lampoon's European Vacation, Kutcher retained a doofus dignity that made me laugh.
| Original Score: 2/4
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Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel
January 9, 2003
The gags fall into four categories: (a) stale, (b) dumb, (c) vaguely tasteless or (d) all of the above.
| Original Score: 1/4
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Connie Ogle
Miami Herald
January 9, 2003
Just Married skates by, just barely, because of the sly, funny, sexy Murphy and the appealing Kutcher.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Graham Robinson
L.A. Weekly
January 9, 2003
Long stretches without supporting characters while the newlyweds are on the road will probably make you as sick of Tom and Sarah as they are of each other by the time the honeymoon's over.
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
January 9, 2003
Collapses into the most generic sort of teen movie-ville, just at the moment it's convinced you that its lightly appealing stars are capable of better.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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John Petrakis
Chicago Tribune
January 9, 2003
I laughed exactly once during the whole film.
| Original Score: 1/4
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Robert Koehler
Variety
January 3, 2003
The filmmakers themselves betray a lack of knowledge about the Old World, while unfailingly repeating physical hijinks one time too many.
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Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
January 3, 2003
Director Shawn Levy clearly wants to target teens and young adults, but the demographic engineering feels forced, turning potentially funny situations into lame physical bits.