Down to Earth Reviews

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
February 16, 2001
Dead in the water.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
February 17, 2001
Offers a strangely muted and largely unfunny Rock.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Ted Murphy
Baseline.Hollywood.com
December 4, 2001
"Down to Earth" crashes instead of alighting on angels' wings.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Donald Munro
Fresno Bee
February 16, 2001
Shoddy in concept, woefully plotted and so sluggish it suggests an arthritic dog crossing the street, the film settles for little more than tired gags and Rock's sweet smile.
Eric D. Snider
EricDSnider.com
February 16, 2001
For all his skill as a stand-up, Chris Rock is most assuredly not an actor just yet, and certainly not a leading man in a romantic comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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Todd McCarthy
Variety
February 16, 2001
A pretty sloppy comedy with a very light sprinkling of laughs or even chuckles.
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
February 20, 2001
The material is so far removed from what it originally was ... that the stretch has made it shapeless.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Peter Howell
Toronto Star
February 16, 2001
Bland and unfunny.
Joe Baltake
Sacramento Bee
February 16, 2001
A bad idea that has been made into an even worse movie.
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
June 13, 2002
Down to Earth" follows the plot of "Heaven Can Wait" the way a robot follows its programming.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
Bob Bloom
rec.arts.movies.reviews
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Laura Clifford
Reeling Reviews
February 15, 2001
Down to Earth is for Chris Rock fans only. All others should go rent Heaven Can Wait or truly be brought down to earth.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
October 8, 2001
Para Chris Rock, el estrellato que se pensaba podía adquirir con su primer estelar tendrá que esperar hasta una mejor oportunidad
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Eleanor Ringel Gillespie
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
February 15, 2001
Rock rocks. His movie doesn't.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
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Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press
February 15, 2001
Neither remotely romantic nor funny, but as a movie about a dead man, it is decidedly lacking life.
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Jan Stuart
Newsday
February 16, 2001
This medium-octane farce is neither as uproarious as its star and set-up promise nor as inept as every other studio picture released in recent weeks.
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Mike Clark
USA Today
February 16, 2001
Affable but forgettable.
February 16, 2001
Down to Earth is a ham-handed fantasy that manages the damn near impossible feat of making Chris Rock unfunny.
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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
February 16, 2001
A ham-handed fantasy that manages the damn near impossible feat of making Chris Rock unfunny.
| Original Score: 0.5/5
Robert Wilonsky
New Times
February 15, 2001
The filmmakers don't go far enough.
Emily Blunt
Blunt Review
February 19, 2001
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
December 10, 2001
Betty Jo Tucker
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
August 2, 2002
Susan Granger
rec.arts.movies.reviews
January 1, 2000
Lynne Truss
Daily Mail [UK]
December 15, 2003
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Urban Cinefile
August 6, 2001
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Peter Rainer
New York Magazine/Vulture
September 26, 2002
Neil Norman
This is London
December 15, 2003

News & Observer, Raleigh, NC
February 19, 2001
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Ebert & Roeper
February 22, 2001

Movieline
April 16, 2001

Irish Times
June 11, 2001

Guardian
August 10, 2001

Boxoffice Magazine
June 5, 2002

CinemaBlend.com
August 12, 2002
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Time Out
January 26, 2006
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