• PG-13, 1 hr. 42 min.
  • Comedy, Romance
  • Directed By:
    Troy Beyer
    In Theaters:
    Dec 12, 2003 Wide
    On DVD:
    Apr 27, 2004
  • Warner Bros.

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Love Don't Cost a Thing Reviews

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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
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A charmless, Afro-centric spin on Can't Buy Me Love.

Full Review Source: Orlando Sentinel | Original Score: 1/5

December 12, 2003
Steven Snyder
Zertinet Movies

Full Review Source: Zertinet Movies | Original Score: 2.5/4

December 10, 2003
Tyler Hanley
Palo Alto Weekly

The African-American film community deserves better than a mediocre comedy pulled from the cinematic icebox.

| Original Score: 1.5/4

December 19, 2003
James Berardinelli
ReelViews
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An atrociously unfunny, unromantic, and unpleasant product.

Full Review Source: ReelViews | Original Score: 1/4

December 9, 2003
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies

Awkward and unpleasant, even smarmy, particularly offensive in a movie for this age group.

| Original Score: D

December 11, 2003
Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

Missed opportunity full of dubious messages.

Full Review Source: Common Sense Media | Original Score: 1/5

December 25, 2010
Michael Szymanski
Zap2it.com

If you tried to be in the "in" crowd -- then this is going to be even more painful. In fact, even if you're in the "in" crowd, you'll find this painful.

Full Review Source: Zap2it.com | Original Score: 1/4

December 31, 2003
Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
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... dopey sit com stuff ...

Full Review Source: Ebert & Roeper

December 15, 2003
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press

This awkwardly directed version takes way too long to get where we knew it was going the whole time.

Full Review Source: St. Paul Pioneer Press | Original Score: 2/4

December 12, 2003
Todd Gilchrist
FilmStew.com

As its $6.5 million take at the box office this weekend proves, even the equivalent of a bad TV movie can't keep teenagers away from movie theaters.

Full Review Source: FilmStew.com

December 15, 2003
Nick Schager
Slant Magazine

It's unclear why a remake of 1987's Can't Buy Me Love was necessary.

Full Review Source: Slant Magazine | Original Score: 2/4

December 9, 2003
Brian Orndorf
FilmJerk.com

Full Review Source: FilmJerk.com | Original Score: D-

December 15, 2003
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review

This hip-hop flavored remake of 1987's Can't Buy Me Love is woefully botched on every level.

Full Review Source: Sacramento News & Review | Original Score: 1/5

December 19, 2003
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com

"Love Don't Cost A Thing" is loosely based on the 1987 teen comedy "Can't Buy Me Love," and fails to improve on that tepid movie by using a milieu of black high school students.

Full Review Source: ColeSmithey.com | Original Score: D

May 12, 2009
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)

If you remake a mediocre movie, you get another mediocre movie.

Full Review | Original Score: 2/4

December 25, 2003
Bob Bloom
Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)

For the most part, the characters and situations are stock and cliched.

Full Review | Original Score: 2/4

December 12, 2003
Sean Axmaker
Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Clunky direction is spiced with distracting visual affectation and leering displays of the cleavage and bare midriffs and derrieres that remain barely within PG-13 boundaries.

Full Review Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer | Original Score: C+

December 11, 2003
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher

Shallow, fickle people doing stupid things... and those are the characters we're supposed to be rooting for.

Full Review Source: Flick Filosopher

December 12, 2003
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis

...the movie borders on cruelty to its audience.

Full Review Source: Movie Metropolis | Original Score: 3/10

April 15, 2004
Gene Seymour
Newsday
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The direction is pedestrian and slipshod.

Full Review Source: Newsday | Original Score: 1.5/4

December 11, 2003
Christy Lemire
San Francisco Examiner
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January 15, 2004
Kim Linekin
eye WEEKLY
January 15, 2004

AV Club
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December 11, 2003

Boston Phoenix
December 13, 2003

St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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December 13, 2003

Orlando Weekly
December 19, 2003

Premiere Magazine
January 13, 2004

ComingSoon.net
February 7, 2004

Atlanta Journal-Constitution
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February 21, 2004

Houston Chronicle
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July 21, 2005
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