The Heartbreak Kid Reviews

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
May 15, 2010
A miserable pathetic mean spirited effort on the Farrelly brothers...
Fernando F. Croce
CinePassion
August 27, 2009
The dumbing down of the central joke just heightens its nastiness
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
December 15, 2008
...largely gross, mean-spirited, frustrating, and ugly.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
Top Critic
Richard Corliss
TIME Magazine
August 12, 2008
If The Heartbreak Kid doesn't go totally wrong, its big problem is that doesn't really go anywhere. It just sort of lies there, like dumb Lila on the beach, waiting to turn gold.
May 1, 2008
[The] 2007 remake delivers a lot of laughs despite the fact we're clearly supposed to root for and feel sorry for the cad ... no matter how squirmy or awful his actions.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Tricia Olszewski
Washington City Paper
March 6, 2008
Bobby and Peter Farrelly don't bring any fresh insight or relevance to their remake of The Heartbreak Kid. Mainly, they've taken a decent comedy and turned it into a...decent comedy.
JoBlo
JoBlo's Movie Emporium
February 1, 2008
If you watch this film, don't expect much and you may not be too disappointed. Now there's a ringing endorsement for ya!
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Top Critic
David Fear
Time Out
January 18, 2008
The original's premise has been stripped of anything to do with upward mobility, and except for one shot involving a Prince Albert, the Farrellys' signature shock humor is largely absent.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/6
Drew Turney
Dark Horizons
January 15, 2008
It's disappointing to see a comic talent like Ben Stiller slum it in these studio-grade romantic comedies.
Paul Byrnes
Sydney Morning Herald
December 1, 2007
It's like watching the younger brother of There's Something About Mary: it's brash and talks too loud, it's a bit snotty and it so wants to be as cool as its older sibling.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
November 17, 2007
Beyond its contagious, wacky humour, the film has a very sweet heart
Matt Kelemen
Las Vegas CityLife
November 15, 2007
The elements with which the Farrellys transcend mere gross-out -- pacing, inspired and quirky performances, good writing with an underlying heart -- are missing here, which exposes the underlying creepiness at the heart of the film.
Michael A. Smith
Nolan's Pop Culture Review
October 25, 2007
The cast is pitch perfect, with Stiller adding another notable character to his resumé.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
S. Jhoanna Robledo
Common Sense Media
October 22, 2007
Hard-R Farrelly bros. remake offers crude laughs.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Philip French
Observer [UK]
October 20, 2007
Fairly entertaining.
Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com
October 19, 2007
Most jokes land with a thud--particularly the gross-out gags, which nearly ten years after Mary now just feel played out.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Cynthia Fuchs
PopMatters
October 19, 2007
The "illegal alien" gag is a lazy joke, contingent on ridiculing otherness in the most insipid ways. Bitches, Mexicans, they all be crazy.
David N. Butterworth
rec.arts.movies.reviews
October 17, 2007
This sporadically funny Farrellys farce is worth watching (mostly) for Stiller (Ben) and the game Akerman (Malin) in the leads.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Dan Lybarger
eFilmCritic.com
October 14, 2007
Face it: If you've seen one deviated septum gag, you've seen them all.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Michael Black
ReviewExpress.com
October 14, 2007
Compared to past Farrelly movies, I found the jokes raunchy and cruel rather than funny.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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