Critics Consensus

Though the actors pour a lot of energy into their roles, Heartbreakers is too drawn out, and the romantic subplot doesn't blend well. Also, the con women aren't particularly sympathetic.



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Out of Palm Beach, Florida a mother and daughter con-artist team are running a scheme with a seemingly foolproof plan. First Max, the temptress mother who happens to be a master-of-disguise, marries a rich man. Page, her scantily clad daughter, proceeds to seduce him in order to rake in the ensuing jackpot -- a fat divorce settlement. It's a plan that works every time, until Page develops a crush on a handsome bartender who's been set up as the perfect sucker....


Anne Bancroft
as Gloria/Barbara
Gene Hackman
as William B. Tensy
Nora Dunn
as Miss Madress
Carrie Fisher
as Mrs. Surpin
Jeffrey Jones
as Mr. Appel
Ricky Jay
as Dawson's Auctioneer
Harash Raval
as Man in Dawson's
Jacqueline Woolsey
as Woman in Dawson's
Jack Douglas Cooper
as Other Man in Dawson's
Peter Spellos
as Dawson's Workman
Elya Baskin
as Vladimir
Janni Brenn
as Davis' Mom
Denalda Williams
as Davis' Maid
Pierre Gonneau
as Priest at First Wedding
Shawn Colvin
as Minister at Second Wedding
Kevin Nealon
as Man at the Bar
Jack Shearer
as Mr. Gruber
Alan Blumenfeld
as Man in Gas Station
Steve Mellor
as Philip Tinker
Elya Baski
as Vladimir
Ken Magee
as Police Sergeant
Geremy Dingle
as Breaker's Waiter
Patricia Belcher
as Hotel Housekeeping Maid
Mone Walton
as Bank Teller
Bernadette Birkit
as Jack's Mother
David Mirkin
as Jack's Lawyer
Catherine Butterfield
as Bridal Shop Saleslady
Lawrence Sacco
as Man at Banquet
Michael Andrew
as Wedding Band Leader
Kenny Levine
as Wedding Band Musician
Zane Musa
as Wedding Band Musician
Andrew Schnurr
as Wedding Band Musician
Mark Tortorici
as Wedding Band Musician
Larry Williams
as Wedding Band Musician
Todd Wolfe
as Wedding Band Musician
Oleg Stefan
as Kremlin Band Leader
Richard Bernard
as Kremlin Band Musician
Arshag Chookorian
as Kremlin Band Musician
Leonid Galperin
as Kremlin Band Musician
Miamon Miller
as Kremlin Band Musician
Igor Serykh
as Kremlin Band Musician
Stuart Silverstein
as Kremlin Band Musician
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Critic Reviews for Heartbreakers

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Audience Reviews for Heartbreakers

  • Dec 21, 2015
    A better than average confidence game movie ably injected with oodles of charisma by the leads. Standouts: Gene Hackman's I'm-not-dying-I'm-really-livin' tobacco millionaire and Ellen Ripley's Russian songstress' Back In The USSR take. Anne Bancroft, Sarah Silverman and Zach Galani- whatever coulda been more in the mix, but I'm nitpicking.
    Kevin M. W Super Reviewer
  • Jul 16, 2011
    Caper-romantic comedy film directed by David Mirkin. It stars Sigourney Weaver, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Ray Liotta, Jason Lee, and Gene Hackman. Weaver was nominated for a Golden Satellite Award for her performance in the film. The plot revolves around an elaborate con set up by a mother-daughter team to swindle wealthy men out of their money, and what happens during their "last" con together.Extreme hilarious and fun, this comedy is a total surprise for me.In some moments reminds me the Billy Wilder comedies.
    Andre T Super Reviewer
  • May 29, 2011
    Dark comedy with some bite but not enough bark. Hackman has fun in his slimy role but Jason Lee bland as a bartender who puts up with waaaaay too much from J.L. Hewitt. Notable: wrings the most chuckles from a statue's broken penis in movie history.
    Doctor S Super Reviewer
  • Jan 22, 2011
    A mom and daughter team,(Signourney Weaver and Jennifer Love Hewitt), work together to con men into loving them, cheating on them and then paying them upon divorce.This has worked 13 times.... It works like this, Max seduces a lovestruck desperado, marries him and, with the aid of Page as "the other woman," scams him for a huge divorce settlement. But the tables turn when they go after William Tensy (Gene Hackman), a rich man with a smokers hack, and Page becomes smitten with bartender Jack (Jason Lee).
    ♥Robyn Super Reviewer

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