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Three to Tango (1999)

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28

Average Rating: 4.3/10
Reviews Counted: 65
Fresh: 18 | Rotten: 47

A mediocre episode of Friends has more humor and less offensive gay jokes.

35

Average Rating: 4.3/10
Critic Reviews: 20
Fresh: 7 | Rotten: 13

A mediocre episode of Friends has more humor and less offensive gay jokes.

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Average Rating: 2.7/5
User Ratings: 36,551

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Movie Info

In this romantic comedy of mistaken identity, Oscar Novak (Matthew Perry) and Peter Steinberg (Oliver Platt) are a pair of struggling but talented Chicago architects given the chance of a lifetime: Charles Newman (Dylan McDermott), an extremely wealthy business tycoon, is considering hiring them to design a multi-million dollar cultural center. However, Oscar and Peter aren't the only ones who've been asked to contribute ideas for the project; Decker and Strauss (John C. McGinley and Bob

Apr 11, 2000

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McDermott's natural earnestness serves him well as attorney Bobby Donnell on The Practice, but he shows zero flair for comedy.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly
Entertainment Weekly
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Three to Tango is too careful, too proper in its approach, to shift into high gear.

January 1, 2000
Film.com
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Three to Tango trips early and never gets up off the floor.

January 1, 2000
Boston Globe
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In Three to Tango Neve Campbell is mired in a plot of such stupidity that there is only one thing to do, and that is to look at her.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: At the Movies
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An essentially subversive comedy with a bubbly, immensely entertaining face.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Detroit News
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Although sometimes amusing, 'Three to Tango' relies on a one-joke emphasis that wears thin early on.

July 30, 2011 Full Review Source: ReelTalk Movie Reviews
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Perry and Campbell's natural rapport is put at the service of an idiot plot.

November 28, 2009 Full Review Source: TheMovieReport.com
TheMovieReport.com

If I had wanted a 90-minute episode of Friends, I would've asked for one.

February 8, 2003 Full Review Source: Film Quips Online
Film Quips Online

A whirlwind of bad gay jokes and mistaken motives.

May 1, 2001 Full Review Source: Matinee Magazine
Matinee Magazine

Trouble is, they're trying so hard and missing the mark by so much that they end up being more irritating than appealing.

January 1, 2000
MSNBC

Full of gay jokes that were tired back in the day of In and Out.

January 1, 2000
Charlotte Observer

Its humor seems forced, lame and dated.

January 1, 2000
South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Offensive.

January 1, 2000
Citysearch

The lack of film stars doesn't signify that Three To Tango lacks virtues; it's just that it doesn't stretch toward anything excellent.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Orlando Weekly
Orlando Weekly

Three to Tango is a poor locker room joke disguised as a sophisticated comedy.

January 1, 2000 Full Review
Citadel Broadcasting

Smarmy sitcom material.

January 1, 2000 Full Review
Flint Journal

Any moderately intelligent fourteen-year-old will be way ahead of the thoroughly predictable plot.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Compuserve
Compuserve

Any of the series Matthew Perry, Neve Campbell and Dylan McDermott are involved with is far superior to this trashy travesty, with its hopeless mixture of endlessly smutty dialogue, clumsy slapstick, and swishy stereoptypes.

January 1, 2000
One Guy's Opinion

Like a loaf of stale bread. From afar, it may look fresh and mildly engaging, but get closer, and its appeal sours.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: DustinPutman.com
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The journey is so arduous and lackluster you feel like Lawrence crossing Arabia.

January 1, 2000
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Audience Reviews for Three to Tango

I would call this film Kooky. Kooky is a little odd, a little different, a little unexpected but not particularly good. It wasn't predictable and it did hold my attention but overall it wasn't anything special, just refreshingly different. Basically not great but not awful either! Better than In & Out but that's not saying much eh!
May 24, 2010
SirPant

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I liked this one and I thought the cast was great. Oliver Platt was awesome in this role and he played off well with the others. It was a simple story but the actors made you care about what was going to happen.
October 4, 2007
superclerk25

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Three's a crowd! Rom com love triangle.
July 14, 2007
thmtsang
T Tsang

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A very funny and like-able rom-com
February 22, 2007
stuartb1234

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    1. Peter Steinberg: You do know there are other fish in the sea?
    2. Oscar Novak: But what if you found *the* fish?
    – Submitted by Hanna K (2 years ago)
    1. Oscar Novak: I'm not an object! What happened with getting to know each other first?
    – Submitted by Hanna K (2 years ago)
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