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America's Sweethearts Reviews

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Top Critic
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
July 20, 2001
America's Sweethearts recycles Singin' in the Rain but lacks the sassy genius of that 1952 musical.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
July 23, 2001
Gives us television sitcom-like 'onesa' characters ... whose behavior seems prompted by whatever suits the scene rather than any kind of emotional truth.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 21, 2010
So-so sitcom-like story of estranged movie stars.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Ted Murphy
Murphy's Movie Reviews
December 4, 2001
Joe Roth steps back into the director's chair after nearly a decade and AMERICA'S SWEETHEARTS suffers the same diffused focus that his earlier efforts. After the tightly-paced opening, the film flounders until all the major players have been introduced.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Donald Munro
Fresno Bee
July 20, 2001
There's nothing wrong with broad and campy humor, but America's Sweethearts rarely gets the tone right.
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Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
July 16, 2001
Leaves you shaking your head over a lost opportunity to make a really great comedy.
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
July 19, 2001
It reminded me of a stand-up comedian who's not sure where his next joke is coming from.
Eric D. Snider
July 20, 2001
Just funny enough, just romantic enough and just satiric enough to be good.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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Manohla Dargis
L.A. Weekly
October 29, 2002
The film isn't just banal, it's aggressively, arrogantly banal.
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
July 23, 2001
A clunky ribbing of the movie industry.
Read More | Original Score: 1/4
Joe Baltake
Sacramento Bee
July 20, 2001
A film that manages the frustrating feat of being pleasant and misguided at the same time.
Christopher Null
July 16, 2001
Why would I want any of these jerks to be happy?
Full Review| Original Score: 2/5
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
June 21, 2002
Its potential as a spicy spoof of Hollywood's incestuous relation with the entertainment press has been Ephroned away in favor of bland romantic comedy.
Full Review| Original Score: 2/4
Emily Blunt
Blunt Review
August 6, 2001
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Brent Simon
Entertainment Today
January 16, 2003
A loose-limbed, occasionally funny movie of many madly spinning teacups sunk by uninvested-in characters and niggling, wrongheaded details.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Erik Childress
July 19, 2001
It's entertaining and funny enough, but like your average quote whore, shows you what you'd like to see, even if it's not entirely what is deserved.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Rob Blackwelder
July 19, 2001
Disappointingly pedestrian for a movie with such ripe and easy targets for much sharper satire.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Susan Granger
July 19, 2001
Full Review| Original Score: 4/10
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
July 20, 2001
Crystal and Co. shoot for the cheapest laughs they can find, and ignore the tougher, smarter ones they might have discovered in so potentially rich a vein as Hollywood's marketing practices.
Laura Clifford
Reeling Reviews
July 21, 2001
...while they [Crystal & Tolan] sprinkle the script with several brilliant bits, their story begins to deflate just when it should be reaching its comic climax.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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