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Speechless Reviews

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Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
October 30, 2002
| Original Score: 2/5
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
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 | Original Score: 2/4
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
January 1, 2000
Speechless is overplotted and underwritten. Every situation is straight out of stock, with no room for variation or originality.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
November 4, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
Scott Weinberg
eFilmCritic.com
July 26, 2002
| Original Score: 2/5
Clint Morris
Moviehole
September 20, 2002
Great Cast - pity nothing happens in it.
| Original Score: 2/5
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Derek Adams
Time Out
June 24, 2006
Mugging to an unfunny script, Keaton and Davis are no Tracy and Hepburn, and the funereal pace doesn't help.
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
The movie's a campaign disaster from the get-go, and no amount of damage control (including MGM's extensive publicity) can hide it.
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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Chuck O'Leary
Fantastica Daily
October 9, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
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Brian Lowry
Variety
March 26, 2009
Never achieves the madcap hilarity of the '40s romantic comedies it seeks to emulate, and some of the dramatic moments feel a bit forced.
Daniel M. Kimmel
Worcester Telegram & Gazette
April 21, 2004
| Original Score: 1/5
Neil Martin
Palo Alto Weekly
May 20, 2003
| Original Score: 2/4
Rob Thomas
Capital Times (Madison, WI)
September 2, 2004
Toothless as political satire and bland as romantic comedy.
| Original Score: 2/5
Ian Waldron-Mantgani
Apollo Guide
April 27, 2002
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 | Original Score: 50/100
Steve Rhodes
Internet Reviews
July 28, 2002
The movie starts slow but has two or three good laughs. After that it is downhill all the way.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
May 20, 2003
Ron Underwood, the director of City Slickers, once again compromises appealing actors and an entertaining premise with a needless overlay of mush.
Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central
July 2, 2003
| Original Score: 1/5
Scott Renshaw
rec.arts.movies.reviews
November 6, 2003
A limp, poorly structured would-be romantic comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
August 12, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
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Rita Kempley
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
Director Ron Underwood demonstrated a knack for comedy in City Slickers, but when it comes to love scenes ... Keaton and Davis might as well be stampeding cows.
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