Breakin' All the Rules - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Breakin' All the Rules Reviews

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Mark Halverson
Sacramento News & Review
August 7, 2008
| Original Score: 3/5
Uri Lessing
www.kcactive.com
July 25, 2005
...may be fluff, but it is patient, character-driven fluff.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Sean McBride
Sean the Movie Guy
June 1, 2004
it's all very silly and highly unbelievable, but the five main leads are all having a good time.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Christian Toto
Washington Times
May 17, 2004
Breakin' transcends cliches thanks to Jamie Foxx's irreverence and charm
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Beth Jones
Roanoke Times (Virginia)
May 17, 2004
Foxx , Union, Chestnut and MacNicol deserve to be A-list stars much more than any Tom (Cruise), Dick (Gere) or Halle (Berry).
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
May 17, 2004
A black-cast romantic comedy that derives its humor from character and plot development rather than from cliched notions of race-based uproariousness...
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Todd Gilchrist
FilmStew.com
May 14, 2004
Foxx's latest film lives up to its title by deconstructing sex comedies and bringing a much needed dose of intelligence to a typically slow-witted genre.
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Joe Leydon
Variety
May 14, 2004
A cleverly concocted hybrid of conventional romantic comedy and mistaken-identity farce.
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Mike Clark
USA Today
May 14, 2004
If the movie were 10 minutes longer, the mix-ups might grind viewers down, but director Daniel Taplitz knows how to juggle the subplots he's given.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Susan Walker
Toronto Star
May 14, 2004
In many ways a throwback to the era of Doris Day and Jack Lemmon movies.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Sarah Chauncey
Reel.com
May 14, 2004
This is a romantic comedy with heart (broken and otherwise), and in the end, that's all that matters.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Paul Sherman
Boston Herald
May 14, 2004
Despite what the title suggests, it's the good old-fashioned virtues that make Breakin' All the Rules better than most romantic comedies.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
M.E. Russell
Oregonian
May 14, 2004
It just keeps building on an extremely complicated sitcom plot ... and the gorgeous, charming cast just keeps hitting scene after scene out of the park.
| Original Score: B+
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Gene Seymour
Newsday
May 14, 2004
In their scenes together, Foxx and Chestnut trade sly one-liners like front-line horn players in an intimate jazz club, while Union is given her best showcase yet for her comedic timing.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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Lisa Rose
Newark Star-Ledger
May 14, 2004
For all the labyrinthine liaisons, the plot is as predictable as a rainforest weather forecast. There are, however, enough bright ideas and zippy lines to keep things on the fresh side.
Louis B. Hobson
Jam! Movies
May 14, 2004
An amiable little sex romp with a few real surprises when it comes to leaving everyone with a smile on their faces.
| Original Score: 3/5
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John Monaghan
Detroit Free Press
May 14, 2004
In romantic comedy, it's all about the chemistry. Jamie Foxx and Gabrielle Union have just enough to make Breakin' All the Rules worth seeing.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
May 14, 2004
The movie depends for its success on the likability of Jamie Foxx, Morris Chestnut and Gabrielle Union, and because they're funny and pleasant, we enjoy the ride even though the destination is preordained.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Ty Burr
Boston Globe
May 14, 2004
As date-night piffle goes ... it's thoroughly engaging.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
David Foucher
EDGE Boston
May 14, 2004
Jamie Foxx helms a warm-hearted comedy. It's entirely predictable, but it's a humorous good time.
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