• PG-13, 1 hr. 37 min.
  • Comedy
  • Directed By:
    Rob Reiner
    In Theaters:
    Dec 25, 2005 Wide
    On DVD:
    May 9, 2006
  • Warner Bros. Pictures


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Rumor Has It Reviews

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Steven Snyder
Zertinet Movies

Full Review Source: Zertinet Movies | Original Score: 0.5/4

January 11, 2006
Mark Keizer
Los Angeles CityBeat

Even as a holiday throwaway, this James L. Brooks-style blend of comedy and character is lumpy and artificial, failing to extract enough truth from its sordid situations.

January 3, 2006
James Berardinelli
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The film's few high points are outweighed and outnumbered by sequences that don't work and cast choices that should have been re-thought.

Full Review Source: ReelViews | Original Score: 2/4

December 21, 2005
Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post
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Nichols' satirically pungent ambitions are reduced to an epiphany about love and marriage -- and an unconvincing one at that.

Full Review Source: Denver Post | Original Score: 2/4

December 27, 2005
Ella Taylor
L.A. Weekly
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[The film] entails a less-than-shattering insight about love and marriage, of interest only in that it inadvertently reveals just how fearful and reactionary we've grown about both since Benjamin and Elaine first got on that bus.

Full Review Source: L.A. Weekly

December 22, 2005
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies

One of the very worst ideas for a movie since they decided to try to make a horror movie about rabbits.

| Original Score: D

December 23, 2005
Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
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The movie never gets enough comic traction to take off into what it apparently wants to be: a personal odyssey of self-discovery mixed in with an examination of a genuine American movie classic.

December 16, 2005
Nick Schager
Slant Magazine

A rhythm-less, laugh-less mess that mixes the big-screen Bewitched's post-modern nonsense with shades of Spanking the Monkey's interfamily attractions.

Full Review Source: Slant Magazine | Original Score: 1/4

December 21, 2005
Eric D. Snider

While there are high points here and there, in general the film moves ploddingly, with individual scenes that don't 'build,' and an overall story that doesn't, either.

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

December 20, 2005
Brian Orndorf

True invention is crushed by Reiner's steamroller direction, and his abilities to capture whatever it was that made Ted Griffin want to write a screenplay like this are lost to cinema heavens.

Full Review Source: FilmJerk.com | Original Score: C+

December 23, 2005
Kit Bowen

Here's a rumor for ya: this is pretty bland stuff, despite all the clever people involved and good intentions to pull off a hip dramedy. Ultimately, Rumor Has It doesn't know what it wants to be.

Full Review Source: Hollywood.com | Original Score: 1.5/4

December 27, 2005
Rebecca Murray

This would have been a fairly fun movie had the focus been on the film's most entertaining character, played by the inimitable Shirley MacLaine, rather than Jennifer Aniston and the rest of the gang.

Full Review Source: About.com | Original Score: C

December 19, 2005
Kyle Smith
New York Post
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Seeing [Reiner] work now is like watching Willie Mays hobble around in a Mets uniform during that pathetic final year when he hit .211.

| Original Score: 1/4

December 27, 2005
Claudia Puig
USA Today
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Jesus may love Mrs. Robinson more than she will know, but some filmmakers don't seem to, based on their insistence on reviving her for the pallid and plodding Rumor Has It.

Full Review Source: USA Today | Original Score: 2/4

December 22, 2005
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

Lacks the sparkle that we once came to expect from Reiner.

Full Review Source: Combustible Celluloid | Original Score: 2.5/4

December 22, 2005
Frank Ochieng
Movie Eye

Profoundly half-baked and needlessly manipulative...feels as annoyingly fluffy as an oversized marshmallow drowning in a cup of hot chocolate.

Full Review Source: Movie Eye | Original Score: 2/4

January 7, 2006
Peter Sobczynski

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

February 11, 2006
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)

Reiner is guilty of either mishandling his material on a grand scale or of not recognizing that the script starts with a dynamite idea but runs dry on page two.

Full Review | Original Score: 2/4

December 23, 2005
Nick Rogers

A romantic comedy with all the excitement of an AARP magazine cover story and negligible chemistry between Aniston and Costner. Given talk of infertility, let it be said "Rumor" is a series of rocky places in which comedy?s seed can find no purchase.

Full Review Source: Suite101.com | Original Score: .5/4

October 8, 2010
Matt Pais

As glazed and cooked as a Christmas ham.

Full Review Source: Metromix.com | Original Score: 1.5/4

May 4, 2006
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
April 29, 2009
Derek Adams
Time Out New York
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August 16, 2007
Hanh Nguyen
January 14, 2006
Jean Lowerison
San Diego Metropolitan
January 14, 2006
Scott A. Mantz
Entertainment Insiders
January 14, 2006
Peter Bradshaw
January 28, 2006
Scott A. Mantz
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St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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January 17, 2006

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Boston Phoenix
December 30, 2006
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