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Valentine's Day Reviews

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Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out
November 17, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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A.O. Scott
At the Movies
February 16, 2010
It's a very glib, shallow movie, but it keeps you moving around enough that you could actually have a good time.
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Cath Clarke
Time Out
February 16, 2010
It's got a cold, shiny cash register right where its heart should be.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Rick Groen
Globe and Mail
February 12, 2010
The film may be set in L.A., but no scene lasts longer than a New York minute.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
February 12, 2010
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!''
Full Review | Original Score: F
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Tom Long
Detroit News
February 12, 2010
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.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post
February 12, 2010
Charmingly cast and phenomenally so-so.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Richard Roeper
Richard Roeper.com
February 12, 2010
More than a dozen familiar faces are wasted in this trite, groan-inducing mediocrity.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Jen Chaney
Washington Post
February 12, 2010
This feels less like a movie and more like a strategically programmed effort to turn as many demographic groups as possible into mooshy, gooshy, candy-heart-munching morons.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
February 12, 2010
Less funny or romantic than your average colonoscopy, this cringe-inducing bore provides dubious employment for four Oscar winners, two nominees and a raft of TV performers such as George Lopez, all of whom have been seen to better advantage elsewhere.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/4
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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
February 12, 2010
The running time is 125 minutes, a lot for a romantic comedy, but the minutes fly by.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Linda Barnard
Toronto Star
February 12, 2010
Like a tiny car that putters into the centre ring at the circus and starts disgorging clown after clown, Valentine's Day has crammed 19 stars into one vehicle. The difference? Clowns are entertaining.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Christopher Kelly
Dallas Morning News
February 12, 2010
High art? Maybe not. But Valentine's Day certainly goes down easy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
February 12, 2010
Sugary, sappy and totally predictable. It's also what a whole lot of women are likely to want.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
February 12, 2010
The film's main problems are script-related.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Laremy Legel
Film.com
February 12, 2010
Valentine's Day is clearly trying to play us for a rube, taking advantage of our kind hearts, but we won't get fooled again, will we?
Full Review | Original Score: C-
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Andrew O'Hehir
Salon.com
February 11, 2010
A Garry Marshall movie has to be funny in order to be anything at all, and this one is so deeply involved with its pseudo-meaningful roundelay of beautiful but inexplicably lovelorn people as to be teeth-grindingly, mind-warpingly boring.
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Claudia Puig
USA Today
February 11, 2010
Valentine's Day has all the awkward tedium of a bad first date, without the promise or excitement of a good one.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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John Anderson
Wall Street Journal
February 11, 2010
Valentine's Day deploys every rom-com cliché, minus the com-there's isn't a laugh in the movie, unless you count a fleeting sequence featuring comedian Larry Miller, who's also probably the least prominent member of the cast.
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Manohla Dargis
New York Times
February 11, 2010
The dire romantic comedy Valentine's Day is neither romantic nor remotely comedic.
| Original Score: 1/5
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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
February 11, 2010
Valentine's Day is a date movie from hell. How did director Garry Marshall persuade a big name cast to stuff themselves into this box of rancid heart-shaped chocolates?
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Betsy Sharkey
Los Angeles Times
February 11, 2010
The stars mostly shine, the story snippets mostly amuse and you'll barely notice all the empty spots where a plot used to be.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
February 11, 2010
The film seems like a package deal arranged by a talent agency that found half its stars were idle for a day or two over a three-week period.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
February 11, 2010
With so many people hanging around, you'd think Marshall and screenwriter Katherine Fugate could scare up an interesting plotline or two, but no such luck.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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James Rocchi
MSN Movies
February 11, 2010
The real St. Valentine was stoned and beheaded; would that the same fate fell on the people behind this shallow, shabby fraud.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/5
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Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer
February 11, 2010
As sweets go, it's not dense and complex like a truffle, rather, it's light and modest like a chocolate kiss. It's not art; it's a pick-me-up.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
February 11, 2010
Tiny, tangerine Alba seems interested only in beating Rosario Dawson's record for most bad movies in a career. Swift's film debut is more torturously abrasive than her Grammy performance.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Dana Stevens
Slate
February 11, 2010
Contemplating the romantic prospects of Ashton Kutcher and Jennifer Garner, it's hard to summon up a sentiment beyond the one muttered by my viewing companion: "Fine, mush your boring faces together already."
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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
February 11, 2010
For those who prefer their romantic comedy in bulk, this is a steal. But attention Costco shoppers: Quantity here runs a distant second to quality.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Nathan Rabin
AV Club
February 11, 2010
Valentine's Day explores love in all its myriad forms, from the sickeningly sappy to the cornball to the groaningly precious and obnoxiously cute.
Full Review | Original Score: D
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Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
February 11, 2010
What might have seemed like a lively idea -- an all-star roundelay about love in Los Angeles -- is as fossilized as the wooly mammoths in the La Brea Tar Pits.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Jake Coyle
Associated Press
February 11, 2010
Most successful is the chemistry between Grace and Hathaway, but with so many swings, that's a pretty low batting average.
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Cliff Doerksen
Chicago Reader
February 11, 2010
Valueless as entertainment, it's still useful as a disambiguation tool for those who confuse Jessica Alba and Jessica Biel, or Taylor Dayne and Taylor Swift.
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Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald
February 11, 2010
Valentine's Day isn't a chore to sit through, but it isn't much to watch, either.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
February 11, 2010
Is Valentine's Day good? Not really, though plenty of the actors are.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
February 11, 2010
Valentine's Day is so desperate to keep all the characters alive, it's like those Russian jugglers who run around, trying to keep all their plates spinning on poles.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic
February 10, 2010
Marshall, working from a script by Katherine Fugate, probably would have done better to pare some of the elements to concentrate more fully on... something. His golf game, maybe.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
February 10, 2010
It's an American Love Actually without the warmth that writer-director Richard Curtis stuffs into his all-star confections, without the wit, without much love, actually.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Rex Reed
New York Observer
February 10, 2010
It's a romantic piffle stuffed with so much candy that your skin could break out.
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Todd McCarthy
Variety
February 8, 2010
As gooey and lacking in protein as a chocolate holiday bonbon, Valentine's Day plays like a feature-length commercial produced by the Friends of the Valentine Promotional Society.
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Sheri Linden
Hollywood Reporter
February 8, 2010
Like a lot of Valentine's Day gifts, showy and easily forgotten.