• R, 1 hr. 31 min.
  • Comedy, Romance
  • Directed By:
    Roger Kumble
    In Theaters:
    Apr 12, 2002 Wide
    On DVD:
    Aug 20, 2002
  • Columbia Pictures


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The Sweetest Thing Reviews

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Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

...'forgettable' is one of the best things one could call this film.

Full Review | Original Score: C

July 31, 2002
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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It's deep-sixed by a compulsion to catalog every bodily fluids gag in There's Something About Mary and devise a parallel clone-gag.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 1.5/4

April 12, 2002
James Berardinelli
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Loses its sense of humor in a vat of failed jokes, twitchy acting, and general boorishness.

Full Review Source: ReelViews | Original Score: 1.5/4

April 16, 2002
Donald Munro
Fresno Bee

Derivative to the point of annoyance, it includes near copycat nods to Not Another Teen Movie, Scary Movie, American Pie -- anything in which yuk-'em-up sex jokes take center stage.

| Original Score: C

April 12, 2002
James Rocchi

Cameron Diaz "comedy" follows the Farrelly brothers' path with degrading, unfunny "jokes" that make you feel unclean just watching them.

Full Review Source: Netflix | Original Score: 1/5

November 7, 2002
Scott Weinberg

Thoroughly noxious offspring of 'There's Something About Mary' and 'Sex & the City'.

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

April 28, 2002
Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
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The Sweetest Thing has nothing insightful to say about relationships, and nothing funny to say about the singles scene.

Full Review Source: Ebert & Roeper

April 15, 2002
Eric D. Snider

It is a goulash made of leftovers that weren't good to begin with.

Full Review Source: EricDSnider.com | Original Score: D+

April 16, 2002
Victoria Alexander

[Screenwriter] Pimental took the Farrelly Brothers comedy and feminized it, but it is a rather poor imitation.

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April 10, 2002
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review

A coarse and stupid gross-out.

Full Review Source: Sacramento News & Review | Original Score: 1/5

April 15, 2002
Peter Howell
Toronto Star
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Essentially a collection of bits -- and they're all naughty.

Full Review Source: Toronto Star | Original Score: 2/5

April 12, 2002
Frank Ochieng
Movie Eye

For the most part, The Sweetest Thing left a sour taste.

Full Review Source: Movie Eye | Original Score: 1.5/4

April 14, 2002
Christopher Null

An overstimulated sex comedy with a stifling lack of humor.

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

April 12, 2002
Rob Blackwelder

In the process of trimming the movie to an expeditious 84 minutes, director Roger Kumble seems to have dumped a whole lot of plot in favor of...outrageous gags.

Full Review Source: SPLICEDWire | Original Score: 2.5/4

April 11, 2002
Laura Clifford
Reeling Reviews

Diaz wears out her welcome in her most charmless performance

Full Review Source: Reeling Reviews | Original Score: D

April 14, 2002
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher

Sewer rats could watch this movie and be so skeeved out that they'd need a shower.

Full Review Source: Flick Filosopher

April 15, 2002
Susan Granger

Full Review | Original Score: 2/10

April 15, 2002
Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press
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If you laugh at this badly made recycled trash dump ... it may be because you are amused at seeing women doing the same revolting stuff men do, and being forced to suffer the very same consequences.

Full Review Source: Detroit Free Press | Original Score: 1/4

April 11, 2002
Elvis Mitchell
New York Times
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For those who think that movies by the Farrelly brothers or Todd Solondz are the Mount Kilimanjaro of bad taste, it's time to grab your parka and goggles -- there's a new peak to climb.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 1/5

April 11, 2002
Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
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The Sweetest Thing wanders into such ironies and shoddily exploits them. The title is even a bad joke: This movie is to sweet as a dog is to a hydrant.

Full Review Source: Boston Globe | Original Score: 2.5/4

April 12, 2002
Steven Snyder
Zertinet Movies
March 5, 2003
Felix Vasquez Jr.
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
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February 9, 2006
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
August 29, 2002
Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News
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August 9, 2002
Robert Koehler
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Lynne Truss
Daily Mail [UK]
December 15, 2003
Jean Lowerison
San Diego Metropolitan
October 21, 2002
Kevin N. Laforest
Montreal Film Journal
September 10, 2002
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
August 17, 2002
Kim Linekin
April 15, 2002
Gary Brown
Houston Community Newspapers
April 13, 2002
Margaret A. McGurk
Cincinnati Enquirer
October 15, 2002
Neil Norman
This is London
December 15, 2003
David Ansen
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St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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Boston Phoenix
April 20, 2002
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