• 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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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
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An overwritten, overacted, overedited, heck even overorchestrated dark comedy.

April 26, 2001
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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It is so busy with its crosscut structure and its interlocking stories that it never really gives us anyone to identify with.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 2.5/4

April 27, 2001
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies

| Original Score: 2/5

April 30, 2001
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
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
Donald Munro
Fresno Bee

Tyler simply doesn't have the acting chops to pull it off.

April 27, 2001
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press

A clever idea that isn't executed cleverly enough.

Full Review Source: St. Paul Pioneer Press

April 26, 2001
Eric D. Snider

Full Review Source: EricDSnider.com | Original Score: C-

May 7, 2001
Christy Lemire
Associated Press
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The jokes are only funny sometimes, the stunt casting feels gratuitous after a while, and a barrage of bullets at the end is out of place.

April 27, 2001
Joe Baltake
Sacramento Bee

It eventually loses its concentration and ultimately falls apart.

Full Review Source: Sacramento Bee

April 27, 2001
Jeanne Aufmuth
Palo Alto Weekly

Loses steam early on as the result of a jumping bean plot.

| Original Score: 2/4

April 25, 2001
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher

It's hard not to get cheesed off by the fear-of-sex, fear-of-women theme operating here.

Full Review Source: Flick Filosopher

April 27, 2001
Rob Blackwelder

The movie is certainly amusing, but it's uneven.

Full Review Source: SPLICEDWire | Original Score: 2.5/4

April 27, 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
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
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
Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
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Tyler, a true beauty, gives the role a valiant try, but her range is too limited to play this amalgam of female perfection.

| Original Score: 2/5

April 5, 2001
Elvis Mitchell
New York Times
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It's grabbing you by the lapels and screaming, 'Laugh!'

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 2.5/5

April 27, 2001
Geoff Pevere
Toronto Star
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Sloppy and inconsequential, like a keg party in a parentless home.

Full Review Source: Toronto Star

April 27, 2001
John Anderson
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Straining for a sense that a good time was had by all.

Full Review Source: Newsday

April 27, 2001
Emily Blunt
Blunt Review
April 30, 2001
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
December 10, 2001
Betty Jo Tucker
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
August 2, 2002
Mac Verstandig

February 4, 2002
Jean Lowerison
San Diego Metropolitan
October 21, 2002
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
December 8, 2001
Gary Brown
Houston Community Newspapers
May 1, 2001
Joe Leydon
San Francisco Examiner

May 11, 2001
Marshall Fine
Journal News (Westchester, NY)
May 23, 2001
Margaret A. McGurk
Cincinnati Enquirer
October 15, 2002
Alexander Walker
This is London
December 15, 2003
Christopher Tookey
Daily Mail [UK]
December 20, 2003
Andrew Sarris
New York Observer
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Ebert & Roeper
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May 3, 2001

Irish Times

May 28, 2001

Boston Phoenix
March 24, 2002

August 12, 2002

Time Out
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February 11, 2006
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