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Woo Reviews

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Monica Eng
Chicago Tribune
July 26, 2014
Pinkett Smith, who was so good in her supporting role in The Nutty Professor, is here little more than a mannequin for skimpy clothes.
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/4
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Dave Kehr
New York Daily News
July 26, 2014
A romantic comedy that strains for the screwball heights of Bringing Up Baby but mainly seems unfunny and unpleasant.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Melanie McFarland
Seattle Times
July 26, 2014
Woo disappoints on so many levels, lacking in wit and intelligence, characters with any sense of dimension and a coherent story line.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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John Anderson
Los Angeles Times
July 26, 2014
A painfully graceless comedy that reworks After Midnight, Blind Date and Booty Call into something monstrous and untoward.
Matt Soergel
Florida Times-Union
July 26, 2014
Pinkett Smith does just fine. She's sexy, funny and ironic and carries Woo as it ambles all over a Brooklyn night that's one long party.
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Paul Tatara
July 26, 2014
The whole thing is rude and pathetic, more like a lengthy episode of a bad sitcom than a movie, chock full of the kind of sexual innuendoes that are guaranteed to please horny eighth-graders or people who laugh at those Playboy party jokes.
Ann Hornaday
Baltimore Sun
July 26, 2014
It would all be easier to take if the title character were presented with an ounce of charm. Woo is much too selfish, insensitive and narcissistic for audiences to want to buy her, and Smith is still much too self-conscious an actress to sell her.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Joanna Berry
Radio Times
July 26, 2014
[A] truly awful disaster.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Forrest Green III
Metro Times (Detroit, MI)
July 26, 2014
Initially, Woo seems every bit the fun dating film that's guaranteed to give urban 20-somethings their six bucks of fulfillment. Unsurprisingly, it's no more than that, although at times its tenuous jokes add up to a bit less.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Leah Rozen
People Magazine
July 26, 2014
A romantic comedy, it's such a sloppy mess that polishing it with all the Pledge in the world couldn't help brighten it up.
Laura Kelly
South Florida Sun-Sentinel
July 26, 2014
Woo is proof that you can take a tired retread of a plot -- a blind date from hell -- and infuse it with just the right amount of freshness, style and vivacity to make it new again.
Sandra Contreras
TV Guide's Movie Guide
February 8, 2012
As the film plods on, Woo's initial, slightly mysterious charm wilts from overexposure; the frantic antics fall flat and the whole contrived mess begins to feel increasingly obvious and boring.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
February 8, 2012
This Manhattan-based romantic comedy might be fun if it didn't hit you over the head with a sledgehammer every few minutes.
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Joe Leydon
July 22, 2008
A graceless and gratingly unfunny comedy that brings out the worst in just about everybody involved.
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January 26, 2006
Equally unengaging are hero Tim (Davidson), the wimpish buppie who loves her, and his male buddies, who provide the requisite quota of chauvinism.
Margaret A. McGurk
Cincinnati Enquirer
October 15, 2002
Thank goodness Jada Pinkett Smith and Tommy Davidson are so much fun to watch. Without them, Woo would be another half-baked comedy bound for the oblivion bin.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Dale Winogura
Boxoffice Magazine
June 5, 2002
What characterization there is consists of weak, stupid men empowered by dominant, predatory women, encased in witless, tasteless commercial rubbish.
Danny Lorber
Boston Phoenix
March 24, 2002
Woo offers endless slapstick gags that are lame and obvious. Boxer shorts catch on fire, characters fall down at the most inopportune times, arguments are spawned by chaste hugs of friendship that are misunderstood by witnesses.
Craig Marine
San Francisco Examiner
January 1, 2000
Some of it is funny, most of it is predictable and Smith's character is so annoying that it's just not realistic that Davidson would put up with all this hassle just for a possible roll in the hay.
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
January 1, 2000
An incoherent romantic comedy whose sexy title character (played by Ms. Smith) is an unbearable, unfunny pain in the neck.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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