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A Guy Thing Reviews

March 11, 2003
Thanks to Chris Koch's slack direction, A Guy Thing never gathers real comic momentum.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
January 31, 2003
If you ever admired Julia Stiles, Selma Blair and Jason Lee -- and who didn't? -- don't watch them crush their careers in this laugh-free romantic comedy from the director of Snow Day.
Read More | Original Score: 1/4
January 21, 2003
The three move through a faded deck of clichés ... with a convincing impression of having fun, helped along by a snazzy '60s-'70s soundtrack and bit-part fillips.
January 18, 2003
Here's a rule of thumb: If the coincidences in your movie have longer odds than Carrot Top perfecting cold fusion, you might be straining the old believability factor.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
January 18, 2003
It takes a truly awful motion picture to nullify the considerable appeal of Lee, Stiles, and Blair, but A Guy Thing has what it takes.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
January 17, 2003
[Tries] desperately to lower the bar for scatological gags, rank sexual humor and cheap physical shots.
January 17, 2003
A bale of romantic fluff that is a lot funnier than it has any right to be.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
January 17, 2003
Gets bogged down by predictable supporting characters and some tasteless humor.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
January 17, 2003
What a childish, empty effort, and what a dispiriting thing to watch, or think back on watching.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
January 17, 2003
Stumbles along laboriously, its jokes following one after another in a sloppy, flat-footed walk.
January 17, 2003
It's one of those movies whose sole conviction is that no gag is so tired or gross or easily grasped the first time that it cannot be run into the ground.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
January 17, 2003
A better date movie than you might expect.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
January 17, 2003
With its heavy-handed approach to light material, it falls on its face as often as Lee's hapless character.
Read More | Original Score: C-
January 17, 2003
A laugh, several laughs, are not only expected but flat-out demanded. Try as I might, I couldn't produce any. Let's hope you have better luck.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
January 17, 2003
A romantic comedy that's as completely predictable as it is eminently forgettable.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
January 17, 2003
What should have been an entertaining take on screwball comedy conventions with a likable cast is undermined by cheap laughs.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
January 17, 2003
Some of the gags are solid, but this sort of thing lives or dies on the strength of its cast, and, unfortunately, the leads are playing against their own strengths.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
January 16, 2003
For about 10 minutes, it works.
January 16, 2003
Much of it plays like a confused, desperate rehash of [Meet the Parents].
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/5
January 16, 2003
Did it really take four Writers Guild members (Greg Glienna, Pete Schwaba, Matt Tarses and Bill Wrubel) to write a joke about some soiled underwear?
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
January 16, 2003
What in heaven's name is Julia Stiles doing in this mess?
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
January 16, 2003
A painful comedy of errors that wastes an agreeable cast.
Full Review | Original Score: D-
January 16, 2003
There's enough chemistry between the leads, a few ludicrous plot twists and a fair amount of laughs to entertain audiences.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
January 16, 2003
Manages more than a few laughs.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
January 16, 2003
It's just off enough to lumber along.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
January 16, 2003
The film itself is merely an outline, colored in with labored antics and shored up here and there by competent character bits.
January 16, 2003
A negligible thing at best and a determinedly unfunny thing at worst.
January 16, 2003
A classic case of a bad, bad movie happening to perfectly good actors.
January 16, 2003
Though A Guy Thing has a good cast and some funny moments, there's something forced and a little frowzy about the way it's put together.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
January 16, 2003
Abysmal, one of those dumbed-into-the-gutter farces in which the hero keeps having to do things like crawl out a second-story window and onto a tree branch.
Full Review | Original Score: D