Two Can Play That Game - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Two Can Play That Game Reviews

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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
June 24, 2006
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Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News
August 9, 2002
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Atlanta Journal-Constitution
June 19, 2002
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Susan Stark
Detroit News
December 18, 2001
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
September 14, 2001
Fox and Chestnut, with their fine looks and fine wardrobes, are all dressed up for a party that most guests bailed on in the last days of the old millennium.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
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Robert Koehler
Variety
September 10, 2001
Few recent movies have conceived their central female character more contemptuously -- a fanatic for a lifestyle that appears to have come from the bestselling The Rules and someone who is obviously set up for a satiric fall.
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Cody Clark
Mr. Showbiz
September 10, 2001
A feature-length movie demands a story, and this one barely has the substance of an anecdote.
| Original Score: 2/5
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
September 7, 2001
Doesn't anyone get sick of this same old routine?
| Original Score: 1.5/5
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Norman Wilner
Toronto Star
September 7, 2001
The movie doesn't just hate women; it despises them.
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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
September 7, 2001
A pleasant enough entry in that category, if you like your romantic comedies short on love and long on battle-of-the-sexes gamesmanship.
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Edward Guthmann
San Francisco Chronicle
September 7, 2001
[Brown's] writing is often insightful, and he manages to split the viewpoint between men and women.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Stephanie Zacharek
Salon.com
September 7, 2001
At least Two Can Play That Game has some wriggle in it.
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Gene Seymour
Newsday
September 7, 2001
No one in this buppie fantasia, including its creative team, seems to have any interest in leaving the high school of the mind.
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A.O. Scott
New York Times
September 7, 2001
It does manage to be more fun than most romantic comedies these days.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
September 7, 2001
We've seen this all before, and better.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
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Kevin Courrier
Globe and Mail
September 7, 2001
Brown ... doesn't create satirical sex comedies so much as etiquette guides out of Dale Carnegie or Anthony Robbins.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
September 7, 2001
The movie does have charm and moments of humor.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Jonathan Perry
Boston Globe
September 7, 2001
Offers for most of its length a wickedly funny romp that takes witty aim at traditional gender roles and stereotypes.
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Eric Harrison
Houston Chronicle
September 6, 2001
The actors all have great charisma and play their parts with verve. The film goes down painlessly, and even the biggest curmudgeon is guaranteed to get at least a couple of laughs out of it.
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Gary Dowell
Dallas Morning News
September 6, 2001
An endearing romantic comedy that pokes fun at the ridiculous things people do for love.
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Claudia Puig
USA Today
September 6, 2001
Both sexes are portrayed as superficial and silly.
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John Monaghan
Detroit Free Press
September 6, 2001
Overly slick and packaged, complete with intrusive product placement for beer, soda and potato chips.
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Connie Ogle
Miami Herald
September 6, 2001
Overly obvious yet often funny.
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Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer
September 6, 2001
A snappily fun Mantrap Movie.
| Original Score: 3/4
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Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel
September 6, 2001
Despite its hip veneer, there's something agreeably old-fashioned about this film.
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Loren King
Chicago Tribune
September 6, 2001
A listless, witless battle-of-the-sexes movie that's nothing more than a canned sitcom with more sex and 'ho' references.
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Mark Holcomb
Village Voice
September 4, 2001
The only truth Brown reveals in this mean-spirited slag is what a world-class misogynist he is.
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Michael Rechtshaffen
Hollywood Reporter
August 31, 2001
A low-rent Waiting to Exhale that wages the battle of the sexes with precious little ingenuity and even less charm despite the efforts of an appealing ensemble led by Vivica A. Fox.