One Night at McCool's - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

One Night at McCool's Reviews

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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
April 26, 2001
An overwritten, overacted, overedited, heck even overorchestrated dark comedy.
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
April 27, 2001
It is so busy with its crosscut structure and its interlocking stories that it never really gives us anyone to identify with.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
April 30, 2001
| Original Score: 2/5
Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 26, 2010
Disappointing, too violent, and not very funny.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Ted Murphy
May 6, 2001
One Night at McCool's is too high-brow to be low-rent and too low-brow to be considered worthy.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Donald Munro
Fresno Bee
April 27, 2001
Tyler simply doesn't have the acting chops to pull it off.
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
April 26, 2001
A clever idea that isn't executed cleverly enough.
Eric D. Snider
May 7, 2001
Full Review | Original Score: C-
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Christy Lemire
Associated Press
April 27, 2001
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.
Joe Baltake
Sacramento Bee
April 27, 2001
It eventually loses its concentration and ultimately falls apart.
Jeanne Aufmuth
Palo Alto Weekly
April 25, 2001
Loses steam early on as the result of a jumping bean plot.
| Original Score: 2/4
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
April 27, 2001
It's hard not to get cheesed off by the fear-of-sex, fear-of-women theme operating here.
Rob Blackwelder
April 27, 2001
The movie is certainly amusing, but it's uneven.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Susan Granger
May 23, 2001
"All the sex and violence turns out to be a flimsy, forgettable hit-and-run comedy you'll regret in the morning."
Jeremiah Kipp
Flipside Movie Emporium
October 24, 2001
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 | Original Score: C
David N. Butterworth
Movie Boeuf
November 16, 2001
An odd fish, this, although there's no denying the conviction the ruby-lipped temptress Liv Tyler brings to washing a car.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
April 5, 2001
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
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Elvis Mitchell
New York Times
April 27, 2001
It's grabbing you by the lapels and screaming, 'Laugh!'
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Geoff Pevere
Toronto Star
April 27, 2001
Sloppy and inconsequential, like a keg party in a parentless home.
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John Anderson
April 27, 2001
Straining for a sense that a good time was had by all.
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
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Andrew Sarris
New York Observer
April 27, 2007
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Ebert & Roeper
May 3, 2001

Irish Times
May 28, 2001

Boston Phoenix
March 24, 2002
August 12, 2002
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Time Out
February 11, 2006
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