• PG-13, 1 hr. 39 min.
  • Comedy, Romance
  • Directed By:
    Ron Underwood
    In Theaters:
    Dec 16, 1994 Wide
    On DVD:
    Dec 26, 2001
  • MGM Home Entertainment


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Speechless Reviews

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TV Guide's Movie Guide

Utterly devoid of subtlety and grace, Speechless is a desperate, thrown-together hodgepodge that tries to glide by on the supposedly surefire chemistry of the pairing of Davis and Keaton.

Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide

August 12, 2009


The rivalry never sparks, the pace flags and it seems pointless to enter donkeys in a race designed for thoroughbreds.

Full Review Source: Film4

August 12, 2009
Brian Lowry
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Never achieves the madcap hilarity of the '40s romantic comedies it seeks to emulate, and some of the dramatic moments feel a bit forced.

Full Review Source: Variety

March 26, 2009
Derek Adams
Time Out
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Mugging to an unfunny script, Keaton and Davis are no Tracy and Hepburn, and the funereal pace doesn't help.

Full Review Source: Time Out

June 24, 2006
Rob Thomas
Capital Times (Madison, WI)

Toothless as political satire and bland as romantic comedy.

| Original Score: 2/5

September 2, 2004
Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle

It comes down to the charms of Keaton and Davis in the end. You like these characters and root for them to score.

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

November 6, 2003
Chris Hicks
Deseret News, Salt Lake City

This is intelligent romantic comedy of the kind we get all too seldom these days, and the plot is something Cary Grant and Katharine Hepburn would have loved in their prime.

Full Review Source: Deseret News, Salt Lake City | Original Score: 3/4

November 6, 2003
Scott Renshaw

A limp, poorly structured would-be romantic comedy.

Full Review Source: rec.arts.movies.reviews | Original Score: 4/10

November 6, 2003
Janet Maslin
New York Times
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Ron Underwood, the director of City Slickers, once again compromises appealing actors and an entertaining premise with a needless overlay of mush.

Full Review Source: New York Times

May 20, 2003
Clint Morris

Great Cast - pity nothing happens in it.

| Original Score: 2/5

September 20, 2002
Steve Rhodes
Internet Reviews

The movie starts slow but has two or three good laughs. After that it is downhill all the way.

Full Review Source: Internet Reviews | Original Score: 1/4

July 28, 2002
Ian Waldron-Mantgani
Apollo Guide

There's no snappy exchange of one-liners, and certainly not the fire that would come onto the screen if the characters bothered to talk about their political convictions.

Full Review Source: Apollo Guide | Original Score: 50/100

April 27, 2002
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

Director Ron Underwood keeps the film humming along with one surprise after another.

Full Review Source: Spirituality and Practice

January 10, 2002
Desson Thomson
Washington Post
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The movie's a campaign disaster from the get-go, and no amount of damage control (including MGM's extensive publicity) can hide it.

Full Review Source: Washington Post

January 1, 2000
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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The level of humor is dialed safely down to the Sitcom setting, which limits what can happen, and how much we can care about it.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 2/4

January 1, 2000
James Berardinelli
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Speechless is overplotted and underwritten. Every situation is straight out of stock, with no room for variation or originality.

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

January 1, 2000
Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
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Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: C+

September 7, 2011
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies

| Original Score: 2/5

November 4, 2005
Chuck O'Leary
Fantastica Daily

| Original Score: 2/5

October 9, 2005
Emanuel Levy

| Original Score: 2/5

August 12, 2005
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