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A Thin Line Between Love and Hate Reviews

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TV Guide's Movie Guide

A thin line? Not in this case.

Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide | Original Score: 2.5/4

August 12, 2009


Tiresome stuff, bearable only if you can overlook the questionable premise and find something to like in Lawrence's Eddie Murphy-lite turn.

Full Review Source: Film4

August 12, 2009
Brian Lowry
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Sluggishly paced and too seldom funny...

Full Review Source: Variety

March 26, 2009
Geoff Andrew
Time Out
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The script lacks wit and depth, while Lawrence's direction is meandering and undramatic, full of showy, over-elaborate camera movements.

Full Review Source: Time Out

February 9, 2006
Michael Dequina

A ponderous vanity project that is unfunny and, worst of all, just plain boring.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 1.5/4

January 12, 2004
Stephen Holden
New York Times
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Too serious to be a comedy, too flippant to be a thriller, it often feels like a backhanded act of penance for the misogynist humor in the star's comedy act.

Full Review Source: New York Times

May 20, 2003
Edward Guthmann
San Francisco Chronicle
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[Lawrence is] a charming, gifted comic with a killer smile, but he's way out of his depth in this Fatal Attraction knockoff, which he also co-wrote and stars in.

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

June 18, 2002
Dwayne E. Leslie
Boxoffice Magazine

In showing the importance of monogamy, the film is profound enough that it could lead couples to reevaluate themselves; women will look at their new men a bit more quizzically, and men will be less likely to say "I love you" unless they mean it.

Full Review Source: Boxoffice Magazine

June 5, 2002
Christopher Null

Any movie with a bar called Chocolate City can't be all bad, right?

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 3/5

May 28, 2002
Barbara Shulgasser
San Francisco Examiner

[Lawrence] doesn't seem to know that his protagonist is a deceptive, frivolous, fast-talking and surprisingly stupid womanizer.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Examiner

January 1, 2000
Andy Seiler
USA Today
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A Thin Line Between Love and Hate takes its name from the Persuaders 1971 hit that has been re-recorded by the Pretenders, Annie Lennox and H-Town. You could have just as much fun simply playing one of them and skipping the movie.

| Original Score: 2/4

January 1, 2000
Chris Hicks
Deseret News, Salt Lake City

Lawrence the director should have pulled the reigns in on Lawrence the star, as his constant mugging is both out of character and ridiculously exaggerated.

Full Review Source: Deseret News, Salt Lake City | Original Score: 1.5/4

January 1, 2000
Madeleine Williams

Martin Lawrence bites off a bit more than he can chew with his four roles in this haphazard comedy. As a result, nothing seems quite focused.

Full Review Source: Cinematter | Original Score: 1/4

January 1, 2000
Jack Garner
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle

Once it gets going, A Thin Line is moderately entertaining, but, oh my, that first hour...

Full Review Source: Rochester Democrat and Chronicle | Original Score: 4/10

January 1, 2000
James Berardinelli
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The screenplay is credited to four writers, and its unevenness argues that none of them were on the same wavelength.

Full Review Source: ReelViews | Original Score: 2/4

January 1, 2000
Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle

Sexual stereotyping provides the grist for much of Martin Lawrence's humor and, for the most part, it's on target.

Full Review Source: Austin Chronicle | Original Score: 2.5/5

January 1, 2000
Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
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Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: F

September 7, 2011
Michael Ferraro
Film Threat

| Original Score: 1/5

May 23, 2006
Chuck O'Leary
Fantastica Daily

| Original Score: 1/5

October 9, 2005
Emanuel Levy

| Original Score: 2/5

July 23, 2005
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