• R, 1 hr. 36 min.
  • Comedy, Romance
  • Directed By:
    Robert Luketic
    In Theaters:
    Jul 24, 2009 Wide
    On DVD:
    Nov 10, 2009
  • Sony/Columbia Pictures

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The Ugly Truth Reviews

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Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com

Formula can be fun, as it is here.

Full Review Source: TheMovieReport.com | Original Score: 3/4

August 31, 2009
Jolene Mendez
Entertainment Spectrum

Daring and dirty, making it so delicious.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Spectrum | Original Score: 3/5

August 14, 2009
Toby Young
Times [UK]

By the end, you actually want these two cardboard cutouts to get together.

Full Review Source: Times [UK] | Original Score: 3/5

August 7, 2009
Lara Martin
Digital Spy

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 Source: Digital Spy | Original Score: 3/5

August 7, 2009
Charles Gant
Heat Magazine

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

August 7, 2009
Margaret Pomeranz
At the Movies (Australia)

Romantic comedies aren't meant to be believable, but this one really stretches it. Nevertheless there is some enjoyment to be found.

Full Review Source: At the Movies (Australia) | Original Score: 3/5

August 7, 2009
Rob Daniel
Sky Movies

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.

Full Review Source: Sky Movies

August 7, 2009
Jane Crowther
Total Film

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 Source: Total Film | Original Score: 3/5

August 7, 2009
Louise Keller
Urban Cinefile

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

Full Review Source: Urban Cinefile

July 29, 2009
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures

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 Source: 7M Pictures | Original Score: 3/5

July 24, 2009
Kara Nesvig
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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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 Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune | Original Score: 3.5/4

July 24, 2009
Amy Biancolli
Houston Chronicle
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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 Source: Houston Chronicle | Original Score: 2.5/4

July 24, 2009
Ande Dagan
E! Online

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 Source: E! Online | Original Score: B-

July 24, 2009
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press

The Ugly Truth stands or falls on the farce skills of Heigl. I like her, and I liked her in this movie.

Full Review Source: St. Paul Pioneer Press | Original Score: 2.5/4

July 24, 2009
Kevin McCarthy
BDK Reviews

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 Source: BDK Reviews | Original Score: 3/5

July 24, 2009
Avi Offer
NYC Movie Guru

A crass, simple-minded and highly contrived R-rated comedy that's nonetheless outrageously funny and irresistibly entertaining.

Full Review Source: NYC Movie Guru | Original Score: 6.1/10

July 24, 2009
Keith Cohen
Entertainment Spectrum

This must-see date movie provides valuable insights into the mysteries of what makes men and women tick.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Spectrum | Original Score: 3/4

July 23, 2009
Victoria Alexander
FilmsInReview.com

Butler almost made me forget a naked Leonidas. Here is the benchmark for charisma and chemistry with a co-star.

Full Review

July 23, 2009
Ruth McCann
Washington Post
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Under the direction of Robert Luketic, The Ugly Truth is pleasingly glossy, refreshingly snarky and startlingly sexy.

Full Review Source: Washington Post

July 23, 2009
Gary Thompson
Philadelphia Daily News

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 Source: Philadelphia Daily News | Original Score: B

July 23, 2009
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