• 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

Robert Koehler
Variety
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July 23, 2008
David Ansen
Newsweek
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November 1, 2007
Geoff Andrew
Time Out
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February 9, 2006
Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News
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August 9, 2002
Mark Caro
Chicago Tribune
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Female characters should be allowed to engage in raunchy humor on the big screen; they already do on the small one with Sex and the City. But unlike that HBO series, The Sweetest Thing has no guts.

Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune | Original Score: 1.5/4

July 20, 2002
Charles Taylor
Salon.com
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This picture is one of the flattest, stupidest, unfunniest sex comedies -- as well as one of the worst all-round pictures -- I've ever seen.

Full Review Source: Salon.com

April 26, 2002
Dennis Lim
Village Voice
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Seems to have been assembled (at short notice, with blindfolds on) by people who have never seen any movies outside of Cameron Diaz vehicles.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

April 16, 2002
James Berardinelli
ReelViews
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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
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

St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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April 13, 2002

Atlanta Journal-Constitution
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April 13, 2002
Joel Siegel
ABCNEWS.COM
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Remember the movie critic Sony invented to give their films good reviews? Not even he would like this movie.

April 12, 2002
Desson Thomson
Washington Post
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Bound to appeal to women looking for a howlingly trashy time.

| Original Score: 4/5

April 12, 2002
Stephen Hunter
Washington Post
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Clever packaging of boy fantasy and girl fantasy.

| Original Score: 3/5

April 12, 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
Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
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Not so much a movie as an amiable collection of off-color vignettes. None of them soar, but some are well worth a giggle.

Full Review Source: Seattle Times | Original Score: 2.5/4

April 12, 2002
Bruce Newman
San Jose Mercury News
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A bunch of intermittently amusing sketches that collectively don't add up to much of a picture.

Full Review Source: San Jose Mercury News | Original Score: 2/4

April 12, 2002
Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
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At 87 minutes, The Sweetest Thing feels pumped up with air, with an extended end-credits sequence designed to stretch the movie to a respectable feature length.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 1/4

April 12, 2002
Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
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The ads for The Sweetest Thing promise that if you loved There's Something About Mary and My Best Friend's Wedding, then you can't miss this latest Cameron Diaz vehicle. Well, miss it.

| Original Score: 1.5/4

April 12, 2002
Jonathan Foreman
New York Post
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An awkward hybrid of genres that just doesn't work.

| Original Score: 1.5/4

April 12, 2002
Connie Ogle
Miami Herald
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A cheerfully twisted, energetic chick flick that simply does not waste time taking itself seriously.

Full Review Source: Miami Herald | Original Score: 3/5

April 12, 2002
Susan Stark
Detroit News
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It's a shallow movie, to be sure, but it has this much in its favor: It's a shallow movie that wholeheartedly, even joyfully embraces the point of view of the three, um, babe-a-licious women at its center.

Full Review Source: Detroit News | Original Score: 2/4

April 12, 2002
Steven Rosen
Denver Post
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Lacks original humor.

Full Review Source: Denver Post | Original Score: 0/4

April 12, 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
Scott Von Doviak
Fort Worth Star-Telegram/DFW.com
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If Diaz wants to keep panty-dancing in movie after movie, who am I to complain?

April 12, 2002
Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail
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Though Cameron Diaz is cute, gangly and kooky, her gung-ho energy isn't enough to lift The Sweetest Thing into anything resembling a coherent comedy.

Full Review Source: Globe and Mail | Original Score: 2/4

April 12, 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
Claudia Puig
USA Today
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Though many of its grossest moments draw groans rather than guffaws, and a few yawns, Sweetest is occasionally and audaciously funny.

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

April 12, 2002

Arizona Republic
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April 12, 2002
Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel
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The Sweetest Thing, a romantic comedy with outrageous tendencies, may be a mess in a lot of ways. But it does have one saving grace. A lot of its gags and observations reflect a woman's point-of-view.

| Original Score: 3/5

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
Eric Harrison
Houston Chronicle
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It's refreshing to see a girl-power movie that doesn't feel it has to prove anything.

Full Review Source: Houston Chronicle | Original Score: B-

April 11, 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
Chris Vognar
Dallas Morning News
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Not half-bad, thanks mostly to a cast that knows how to embrace juvenilia in the spirit of good, dirty fun.

Full Review Source: Dallas Morning News | Original Score: C+

April 11, 2002
Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
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A movie in which laughter and self-exploitation merge into jolly soft-porn 'empowerment.'

Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: C+

April 11, 2002
Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
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[Diaz] can blunder into the crudest situations with such sweet innocence as to inspire giggles rather than groans.

April 8, 2002
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