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What Happens in Vegas Reviews

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Josh Bell
Las Vegas Weekly
May 8, 2008
The overall sour tone and worn-out feel of the movie overwhelm any positive aspects.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
May 9, 2008
Screenwriter Dana Fox (the dreadful Wedding Date was hers) and director Tom Vaughan can't find much fun or romance in this. What Happens in Vegas ... offers none of the surprises that screen comedy so desperately needs.
| Original Score: 2/5
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
May 7, 2008
Sadly, about the nicest thing I can say about What Happens in Vegas is that I didn't hate it -- although I suppose that's something.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post
May 9, 2008
Who knew the title wasn't simply clever (inviting the rejoiner 'stays in Vegas') but a dire warning of a bad movie ahead?
| Original Score: 1/4
Nell Minow
Beliefnet
May 11, 2008
What should have stayed in Vegas is this movie.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
February 18, 2012
Full Review | Original Score: C
May 7, 2008
While Diaz and Kutcher work through their stock repertoire of winsomeness, the second bananas steal the show.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
May 8, 2008
So many things, small and large, erode any sense of fun here. The movie looks like crud -- like it, too, stayed up and drank all night.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
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Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
May 9, 2008
What Happens in Vegas... should have stayed in development -- forever. This ramshackle -- and occasionally repulsive -- farce doesn't even deliver on the minimal promise of its title; most of it takes place in Manhattan.
Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star
May 27, 2008
Both Kutcher and Diaz are in full-on desperation mode, straining in each scene to prove they can still be relevant, showing flashes of the charm that made them famous in the first place.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Donald Munro
Fresno Bee
May 12, 2008
Middling and forgettable.
| Original Score: C
Scott Weinberg
Cinematical
May 9, 2008
I just don't know what to make of a scene in which a judge sentences two selfish jerks to "six months hard ... marriage," but I'm simply too old and too smart for material this insipid.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Jolene Mendez
Entertainment Spectrum
May 14, 2008
What Happens in Vegas is a sorrow attempt at a romantic comedy. So let the saying stand What happens in Vegas, should stay in Vegas.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
May 8, 2008
Full-contact marital warfare connects with every body part save the funny bone.
Edward Douglas
ComingSoon.net
May 7, 2008
Like Mr. and Mrs. Smith without the action or The Break-Up with less depth--if that's even possible...
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
May 12, 2008
The screenplay is awful, the direction is bland and the performances are beyond redemption.
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
May 9, 2008
What happens in Vegas is nobody has much fun.
| Original Score: 1/4
Christian Toto
Washington Times
May 9, 2008
The supporting players save What Happens in Vegas from rom-com infamy.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Katey Rich
Film Journal International
May 8, 2008
What Happens in Vegas is evidence that putting two attractive stars together onscreen is not enough to make a good, or even passable, 90 minutes of entertainment.
Garth Franklin
Dark Horizons
May 12, 2008
The formula is too contrived and the chemistry not enough for any genuine sparks to fly
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