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Valentine's Day (2010)

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18

Average Rating: 3.8/10
Reviews Counted: 185
Fresh: 34 | Rotten: 151

Eager to please and stuffed with stars, Valentine's Day squanders its promise with a frantic, episodic plot and an abundance of rom-com cliches.

17

Average Rating: 4.1/10
Critic Reviews: 41
Fresh: 7 | Rotten: 34

Eager to please and stuffed with stars, Valentine's Day squanders its promise with a frantic, episodic plot and an abundance of rom-com cliches.

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Gary Marshall's ensemble romantic comedy Valentine's Day follows nearly two dozen people as they find and lose love in all its many forms over the course of the title holiday. The numerous characters include a very busy florist (Ashton Kutcher) and his schoolteacher best friend (Jennifer Garner). She's having an affair with a married doctor (Patrick Dempsey). Meanwhile, a businessman (Bradley Cooper) and a military captain (Julia Roberts) on leave share a long conversation during an

PG-13,

Comedy, Romance

Katherine Fugate, Abby Kohn, Marc Silverstein

May 18, 2010

$110.0M

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All Critics (187) | Top Critics (41) | Fresh (34) | Rotten (151) | DVD (11)

It's a very glib, shallow movie, but it keeps you moving around enough that you could actually have a good time.

February 16, 2010 Full Review Source: At the Movies
At the Movies
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It's got a cold, shiny cash register right where its heart should be.

February 16, 2010 Full Review Source: Time Out | Comments (3)
Time Out
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The film may be set in L.A., but no scene lasts longer than a New York minute.

February 12, 2010 Full Review Source: Globe and Mail
Globe and Mail
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Every skit is lame, every line of dialogue is stale, every joke falls flat, and every performance has been phoned in between text messages to agents blinking, ''SOS!''

February 12, 2010 Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly
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Valentine's Day is a passing nod to love, like a box of chocolates or flowers that soon wilt. It's star-studded amiable fluff with no real value, but it's kind of a tickle if you're in the mood.

February 12, 2010 Full Review Source: Detroit News
Detroit News
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Charmingly cast and phenomenally so-so.

February 12, 2010 Full Review Source: Denver Post
Denver Post
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Works where so many romantic comedies in general fail because it doesn't offer some idealized look at love, but shows the power of it - warts and all - from a variety of perspectives.

February 14, 2013 Full Review Source: Lyles' Movie Files
Lyles' Movie Files

It tries so hard to capture the magic of films like Love Actually but just stumbles.

July 30, 2012 Full Review Source: 7M Pictures
7M Pictures

A collection of intertwined romances with the fleeting "aww" factor of a candy sweetheart.

August 15, 2011 Full Review Source: Film Journal International
Film Journal International

It's not even worth it for the star worship. Go watch My Bloody Valentine instead.

April 4, 2011 Full Review Source: Movies.com
Movies.com

If you mainly watch movies in order to see actors you like alentine's Day is a bargain at twice the price. The minute per movie star average is off the chart here. If you watch movies for any other reason, there's no reason to see this.

March 10, 2011 Full Review Source: ComingSoon.net
ComingSoon.net

Despite the best efforts of the players, the script is just flat.

January 3, 2011 Full Review Source: Christian Science Monitor
Christian Science Monitor

the equivalent of taking your hooker to Taco Bell

August 11, 2010 Full Review Source: Film Freak Central
Film Freak Central

A melange of stories, some that work, some that don't. Entertaining for what it is, but for little more.

July 10, 2010 Full Review Source: Cinema Sight
Cinema Sight

Valentine's Day fulfils its purpose. It is a sweet film, suitably gooey in the ways of love, with a constant head shot of who's who celebrity actors.

July 7, 2010 Full Review Source: Matt's Movie Reviews
Matt's Movie Reviews

Watchable enough to make one occasionally forget just how stupid the whole enterprise is.

July 3, 2010 Full Review Source: Projection Booth
Projection Booth

A bonafide romantic comedy for the OMG generation...

June 28, 2010 Full Review Source: Cinema Crazed
Cinema Crazed

Now, don't get me wrong. Valentine's Day is bad. But it's difficult to hate a Garry Marshall movie. [Blu-ray]

May 30, 2010 Full Review Source: Groucho Reviews
Groucho Reviews

I was most interested in Taylor Swift. You can tell the girl can act, given half a chance--which she doesn't quite get here.

May 19, 2010 Full Review Source: Cinema Signals
Cinema Signals

With so many stars and so many subplots jammed into two hours, the film has all the emotional depth of an episode of "The Love Boat."

May 18, 2010 Full Review Source: Aisle Seat
Aisle Seat

The overstuffed, uninspiring results would definitely be enough to put an end to this curious sub-genre.

May 16, 2010 Full Review Source: TheMovieReport.com
TheMovieReport.com

There's so much terminal cuteness in the picture, I wanted to walk away after the first twenty minutes. Nevertheless, I stayed the course.

May 14, 2010 Full Review Source: Movie Metropolis
Movie Metropolis

No doubt the filmmaker's intentions were to serve up a tasty sampler platter while understanding that the cinematic equivalent of candy hearts could never make for a fully satisfying main course

March 31, 2010 Full Review Source: Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
Spectrum (St. George, Utah)

There are a lot of actors in Garry Marshall's Valentine's Day. Too many to reasonably fit on the poster. And too many, frankly, to fit in the film.

March 25, 2010 Full Review Source: Moving Pictures Magazine
Moving Pictures Magazine

...a breezy bit of escapist fare that's as watchable as it is romantic.

March 17, 2010 Full Review Source: Reel Film Reviews
Reel Film Reviews

The film goes through frolicky motions

March 11, 2010 Full Review Source: PopMatters
PopMatters

Audience Reviews for Valentine's Day

"Valentine's Day is a movie I actually enjoyed. I thought it was funny. Well mainly Anne Hathaway. She steals the show. Her accents and the things she says. It's really funny. The story lines are predictable with the exception of a couple that really surprised me. The older actors stand out more and do a better job in this film then the younger one's. But I do like how they tell the stories of love from grade school to old school. Most of the stories were good, but a few of them were just boring and not needed. But with so much going on the director does a good job at threading the stories together. They are all linked together in one way or another. Ended up being a pretty cute funny movie. It is worth a watch."
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Valentines Day is like the new "We Are The World 25" music video: Stupid, pointless and full of untalented celebrities.
April 16, 2012
Tyler Robertson

Super Reviewer

I like movies where storylines intertwine with one another, and Valentine's Day certainly has that - perhaps twenty A and B list actors figuring out their love lives on Valentine's Day. It is somewhat like "Love Actually", but never quite claws its way up to the point where you think the characters care about each other.
February 12, 2012
Redlats

Super Reviewer

Warning - there are spoilers! This movie has a great cast and similar to 'He's not that into you' it has lots of storylines that interweave with each other. It is also not your typical soppy romance. It is not a comedy although there are comical moments. It is Valentine's Day and Ashton proposes to Jessica Alba. She says yes and the movie follows most of his day. He is a florist and it is the busiest day of the year. There are young and old love stories including the two Taylors. Very sweet! Jessica Biel is anti Valentine's day and annually throws I hate Valentine's Day party with her single friends. But she is to meet a love interest - Jamie Foxx. In the meantime Bradley and Julia are stuck on a long haul flight. Typical Hollywood everything comes good in the end.
July 31, 2011
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    1. Reed Bennett: Why did I accept to act in this tripe?
    – Submitted by David K (20 months ago)
    1. Felicia: Hi, I'm Taylor.
    2. Willy: I'm Taylor.
    3. Felicia: Yeah, this is confusing. Yeah we know that.
    – Submitted by Cindy S (24 months ago)
    1. Reed Bennett: Love is the only shocking act left on the planet.
    – Submitted by rob g (3 years ago)
    1. Kara Monahan: My closest relationship is with my Blackberry, Thank God it vibrates !
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