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The Heartbreak Kid Reviews

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Josh Bell
Las Vegas Weekly
October 4, 2007
Neither as daringly vulgar as the Farrellys' most well-known work nor as melancholy and jaded as its source material, Heartbreak ends up in a dissatisfying middle ground.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
October 4, 2007
Like much of the Farrellys' work, there's no soul to what might very well be a Something About Mary sequel.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Tyler Hanley
Palo Alto Weekly
October 5, 2007
Although the edgy humor provides plenty of side-splitting moments, Heartbreak ultimately cracks beneath a lackluster storyline.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
October 5, 2007
A squirmy miscalculation of tone.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
October 5, 2007
The Heartbreak Kid, while not without its share of tiny, ephemeral pleasures, is a surprisingly flat and unamusing comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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
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Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
October 4, 2007
Monaghan's comic timing saves this go-nowhere affair from 100 percent lousiness, and I couldn't really tell you why; she doesn't earn any laughs, exactly; there are none, but she's charming and she makes tiny bits of a stuporous flop slightly less grim.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Fernando F. Croce
CinePassion
August 27, 2009
The dumbing down of the central joke just heightens its nastiness
James Rocchi
Cinematical
October 4, 2007
The Heartbreak Kid is a shabby, sleazy train wreck ... and anyone who backed it ... before its being made or rewards it with money or acclaim upon its release should feel, if they can feel at all, something like shame.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/4
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Amy Biancolli
Houston Chronicle
October 5, 2007
The Farrelly brothers blow all the good will accumulated in the first half of the movie by taking the humor deeper and deeper into Tedious Cad Land, where Stiller's self-obsessed, nattering guyishness turns pathological and strange.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
October 2, 2007
Farrelly brothers films are looking better and better, but aren't nearly as funny as their grungy early films that hit with the stealth and vigor of guerrilla commandos.
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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
October 8, 2007
It just falls flat, flat, flat.
Kam Williams
NewsBlaze
October 8, 2007
An unwatchable mess like this is exactly what you ought to expect from anybody with the unmitigated gall to overhaul Neil Simon.
Full Review | Original Score: .5/4
Eric D. Snider
EricDSnider.com
October 6, 2007
'Please be shocked into fits of laughter by our impish rudeness!' the Farrellys seem to say. 'Please forget the other, better R-rated comedies you've seen this year!'
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Jeff Otto
ReelzChannel.com
February 9, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 2/10
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium
October 5, 2007
The Heartbreak Kid represents less a return to form than a worn regurgitation of past success.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Bill Gibron
PopMatters
October 4, 2007
The Heartbreak Kid ... is a disaster, an unmitigated humorless horror that never once plays as raunchy or as outrageous as it thinks it is.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Kit Bowen
Hollywood.com
October 6, 2007
OK, just so long as you don't expect the old Farrelly magic.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
October 11, 2007
...the movie unravels when the Farrellys...begin grafting their own bright ideas onto the story...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Brian Gibson
Film School Rejects
October 18, 2008
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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Bob Mondello
NPR.org
October 18, 2008
Ken Fox
TV Guide's Movie Guide
October 5, 2007
There's just not enough of what we've come to expect from the Farrellys: gut-busting laughs, jaw-dropping gross-outs and heart-tugging sincerity.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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St. Louis Post-Dispatch
October 6, 2007
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Atlanta Journal-Constitution
October 18, 2008
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