• PG-13, 1 hr. 48 min.
  • Drama, Romance, Comedy
  • Directed By:
    Andy Tennant
    In Theaters:
    Sep 27, 2002 Wide
    On DVD:
    Feb 4, 2003
  • Buena Vista Distribution Compa


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Sweet Home Alabama Reviews

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

Witherspoon's charm keeps this movie afloat.

Full Review Source: Common Sense Media | Original Score: 4/5

December 28, 2010
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

A great date flick and a very charming, well acted movie...

Full Review Source: Cinema Crazed

April 29, 2009
Michael Dequina

Witherspoon is not immune to the bland and processed feel to this rote romantic comedy.

Full Review Source: TheMovieReport.com | Original Score: 2/4

December 28, 2008
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

...a sporadically amusing yet entirely ineffective romantic comedy that ultimately squanders an expectedly charismatic turn from star Reese Witherspoon.

Full Review Source: Reel Film Reviews | Original Score: 2/4

April 26, 2008
Rob Gonsalves

Watching Reese Witherspoon in Sweet Home Alabama is like looking at a daisy floating in a toilet: She's the best thing in it, but you wonder what she's doing there.

Full Review Source: eFilmCritic.com | Original Score: 2/5

September 23, 2007
Mark Robison
Reno Gazette-Journal

Fun and sweet.

Full Review | Original Score: B

February 10, 2003
John R. McEwen
Film Quips Online

Mediocre is too harsh a word-this film is merely average.

Full Review Source: Film Quips Online | Original Score: 3/5

February 8, 2003
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis

...a well-intentioned but saccharine comedy... In fact, that's its problem. It doesn't do much of anything but meet our lowest expectations.

| Original Score: 5/10

January 26, 2003
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile

Any resemblance to reality is strenuously avoided in a piece of fluff made watchable by Reese Witherspoon. The blonde cookie with a sweet heart and the most formidable Texan twang in Tinseltown is too good to be appearing in lazy formula films.

Full Review Source: Urban Cinefile

December 28, 2002
Pablo Villaca
Cinema em Cena

Responsável direto pelo fracasso 'artístico' de Doce Lar, o roteirista C. Jay Cox não consegue sequer aproveitar os pouquíssimos momentos em que escapa da mediocridade.

Full Review Source: Cinema em Cena | Original Score: 2/5

December 2, 2002
Alex Ramirez

Diversión asegurada, justo el tipo de cintas que se necesita de vez en cuando...

November 13, 2002
Andrew Sarris
New York Observer
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Would be an unendurable viewing experience for this ultra-provincial New Yorker if 26-year-old Reese Witherspoon were not on hand to inject her pure fantasy character, Melanie Carmichael, with a massive infusion of old-fashioned Hollywood magic.

Full Review Source: New York Observer

November 6, 2002

Very predictable but still entertaining

| Original Score: 2.5/4

November 1, 2002
Rachel Deahl
Local Planet Weekly (Spokane, WA)

A romantic comedy, sans much of the comedy, this clunky Reese Witherspoon vehicle glows with the powerful allure of its shiny, irresistible young star but little else.

October 24, 2002
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope

Starts out great, but runs out of gas near the end.

Full Review Source: Laramie Movie Scope | Original Score: C+

October 16, 2002
Dan Lybarger
Nitrate Online

It's a safe bet that the gutsy Lynyrd Skynyrd, particularly the outspoken and now deceased singer Ronnie Van Zant, would not have approved.

Full Review Source: Nitrate Online | Original Score: 1.5/4

October 14, 2002
Kamal 'The Diva' Larsuel
3BlackChicks Review

Predictable mediocrity.

Full Review Source: 3BlackChicks Review | Original Score: 3/5

October 9, 2002
Ross Anthony
Hollywood Report Card

I'm glad I saw it!

Full Review Source: Hollywood Report Card | Original Score: 3.5/4

October 8, 2002
Josh Gilchrist
Billings Outpost (Montana)

If this is Witherspoon's idea of a good career move, someone get this woman a career counselor, pronto.

October 8, 2002
Jason Clark
Matinee Magazine

Here is a movie that asks us to adore a miserable young woman who wrecks lives, treats people like discarded Biore strips and embodies the absolute worst side of metropolitan arrogance

Full Review Source: Matinee Magazine | Original Score: D-

October 8, 2002
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