• R, 1 hr. 33 min.
  • Comedy
  • Directed By:
    Harald Zwart
    In Theaters:
    Apr 27, 2001 Wide
    On DVD:
    Oct 9, 2001
  • USA Films


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One Night at McCool's Reviews

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

Disappointing, too violent, and not very funny.

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

December 26, 2010
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

...a breezy, nasty little film that delivers more than it promises.

Full Review Source: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette | Original Score: B

January 29, 2005

No matter how bad a movie with A-list actors involved is, it will still be released - somewhere, sometime, to someone.

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

March 4, 2004
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

[Tyler] seems like she would be more at home playing a tomboy.

Full Review Source: Reel Film Reviews | Original Score: 1/4

August 1, 2003
Michael W. Phillips, Jr.
Goatdog's Movies

Messy but periodically funny.

Full Review Source: Goatdog's Movies | Original Score: 2.5/5

February 28, 2002
Mark Dujsik
Mark Reviews Movies

Once the gimmick has worn out its welcome, the movie makes misstep after misstep until a final shootout of baffling stupidity.

Full Review Source: Mark Reviews Movies | Original Score: 1.5/4

February 26, 2002
David N. Butterworth
Movie Boeuf

An odd fish, this, although there's no denying the conviction the ruby-lipped temptress Liv Tyler brings to washing a car.

Full Review Source: Movie Boeuf | Original Score: 2.5/4

November 16, 2001
Jeremiah Kipp
Flipside Movie Emporium

If Rashomon were filmed through a shampoo bottle, you'd have some idea what to expect from the surprisingly mean-spirited comedy, One Night at McCool's.

Full Review Source: Flipside Movie Emporium | Original Score: C

October 24, 2001
Eugene Novikov
Film Blather

I remember watching the opening scenes with an air of indifference, and I remember watching the climax very nearly in hysterics.

Full Review Source: Film Blather | Original Score: A-

June 15, 2001
Daniel Eagan
Film Journal International

Counting on the star of Brain Smasher: A Love Story for laughs is a sign of true desperation.

Full Review Source: Film Journal International

June 2, 2001
Susan Granger

"All the sex and violence turns out to be a flimsy, forgettable hit-and-run comedy you'll regret in the morning."

Full Review Source: www.susangranger.com

May 23, 2001
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk

has energy, but as a farce it falls flat because it has no tone and no center

Full Review Source: Q Network Film Desk | Original Score: 1.5/4

May 7, 2001
Ted Murphy

One Night at McCool's is too high-brow to be low-rent and too low-brow to be considered worthy.

Full Review Source: Baseline.Hollywood.com | Original Score: 1.5/5

May 6, 2001
Michael Dequina

Much like how Liv Tyler's beauty is softened by the affectless drone of her voice, the film's stylish flash is made less inviting by some dullness in design.

Full Review Source: TheMovieReport.com | Original Score: 2.5/4

May 5, 2001
Dennis Lim
Village Voice
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Oblivious to its own towering obsolescence.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

May 2, 2001
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review

Has a leering low-life energy for most of its 93 minutes.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/5

April 30, 2001
Annette Cardwell

The characters are repellant, and not even in an entertaining or over-the-top way.

Full Review Source: Filmcritic.com | Original Score: 2/5

April 30, 2001
Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle

Never fully rises to the occasion, maintaining a goofily even keel throughout but rarely tipping over into all-out froth and nuttiness.

Full Review Source: Austin Chronicle | Original Score: 2.5/5

April 30, 2001
Tony Toscano
Talking Pictures (U.S.)

After the first ten minutes McCool's becomes one long night.

Full Review

April 27, 2001
John Zebrowski
Seattle Times
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The actors make the most of a predictable story line, and almost without exception the jokes are funny.

Full Review Source: Seattle Times

April 27, 2001
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