The Ugly Truth Reviews

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Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com
August 31, 2009
Formula can be fun, as it is here.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Jolene Mendez
Entertainment Spectrum
August 14, 2009
Daring and dirty, making it so delicious.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Toby Young
Times [UK]
August 7, 2009
By the end, you actually want these two cardboard cutouts to get together.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Lara Martin
Digital Spy
August 7, 2009
This fails to achieve anything special or spectacular and what we're left with is a rather run-of-the-mill, albeit more raunchy and definitely enjoyable, tale of opposites attracting.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Charles Gant
Heat Magazine
August 7, 2009
This is a romcom made very much in the ribald spirit of lad-centric comedies such as The Hangover, and it makes a refreshing change. Sappy, it ain't.
| Original Score: 4/5
Margaret Pomeranz
At the Movies (Australia)
August 7, 2009
Romantic comedies aren't meant to be believable, but this one really stretches it. Nevertheless there is some enjoyment to be found.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Rob Daniel
Sky Movies
August 7, 2009
Legally Blonde director Luketic keeps the film light and frothy, and the script (penned by three women) isn't afraid to flavour the romance with a little raunch.
Jane Crowther
Total Film
August 7, 2009
Surprisingly sharp and sassy, this romcom for grown-ups is like many a romantic dalliance - the thrill of the chase is more fun than the catch.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Louise Keller
Urban Cinefile
July 29, 2009
If you're expecting a sophisticated battle of the sexes comedy with smart, witty dialogue, you'll be disappointed, but there's genuine chemistry between Katherine Heigl and Gerard Butler, and in director Robert Luketic's hands, there's fun to be had
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures
July 24, 2009
Left to her own devices, Heigl drowns in the role, but Butler always steps in with a life preserver of comedic timing and saves most of the scenes.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Top Critic
Kara Nesvig
Minneapolis Star Tribune
July 24, 2009
Despite the fact that it swims in a veritable ocean of romantic comedy clichés, The Ugly Truth should manage to captivate and charm men and women alike.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Top Critic
Amy Biancolli
Houston Chronicle
July 24, 2009
The ugly truth about The Ugly Truth is the fact that -- funny though it is -- it could have been a whole lot funnier.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Ande Dagan
E! Online
July 24, 2009
As rom-coms go, this isn't the weakest you'll see this year or month, and the unusual R rating allows it to slip into moments of refreshing edginess.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
July 24, 2009
The Ugly Truth stands or falls on the farce skills of Heigl. I like her, and I liked her in this movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Kevin McCarthy
BDK Reviews
July 24, 2009
What appeared to be another cliché romantic comedy, The Ugly Truth adds the raunchy angle and delivers some very decent laughs with your expected ending.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Avi Offer
NYC Movie Guru
July 24, 2009
A crass, simple-minded and highly contrived R-rated comedy that's nonetheless outrageously funny and irresistibly entertaining.
Full Review | Original Score: 6.1/10
Keith Cohen
Entertainment Spectrum
July 23, 2009
This must-see date movie provides valuable insights into the mysteries of what makes men and women tick.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Victoria Alexander
FilmsInReview.com
July 23, 2009
Butler almost made me forget a naked Leonidas. Here is the benchmark for charisma and chemistry with a co-star.
Top Critic
Ruth McCann
Washington Post
July 23, 2009
Under the direction of Robert Luketic, The Ugly Truth is pleasingly glossy, refreshingly snarky and startlingly sexy.
Gary Thompson
Philadelphia Daily News
July 23, 2009
The script is crude and obvious, but there is a good idea here -- inverting the classic Cyrano de Bergerac story with a gender switch.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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