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Breakin' All the Rules Reviews

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Top Critic
Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
May 14, 2004
Whatever might have been raunchy-cute has been edited out of it. It's a movie with a lot of very good-looking people trying to find something funny to say or do.
Read More | Original Score: 1/5
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
May 15, 2004
A leaden daisy-chain of mistaken identity that holds the interest of the characters much longer than it does the audience's in watching it or mine in explaining it.
Read More | Original Score: C
Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 22, 2010
Not much worth seeing in this mess of a movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star
May 14, 2004
While bland and generic, the title certainly is fitting.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
May 17, 2004
... this is basically just a sitcom.
Eric D. Snider
May 15, 2004
You wouldn't think a movie with this much plot could be this dull, but you'd be wrong.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
Brian Orndorf
June 5, 2004
Full Review | Original Score: D
Peter Sobczynski
Critic Doctor
May 12, 2004
The results are at once unfathomably complex and staggeringly uninteresting.
Willie Waffle
May 13, 2004
Breakin' All The Rules has moments when it is very good, but it doesn't maintain that high level throughout the movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Sean Axmaker
Seattle Post-Intelligencer
May 13, 2004
True love draws blood, or so the film's awkward metaphor goes. Breakin' All the Rules leaves little more than a hickey.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
May 14, 2004
The personable, good-looking cast helps things along somewhat but Daniel Taplitz's script falls short of success.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
May 18, 2004
If one movie could prove once and for all that dating is a blight on humanity, this dismal, depressing flick could be it.
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Mark Caro
Chicago Tribune
May 13, 2004
The best screwball comedies seem to breathe helium, but this one never gets airborne.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Glenn Lovell
San Jose Mercury News
May 13, 2004
The laughs are supposed to come from the mix-ups ... but this stuff is so attenuated and idiotic, it makes even less sense than is the norm for such flyweight workouts.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
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Philip Wuntch
Dallas Morning News
May 13, 2004
It follows all the rules of comedic plot convention, with only an occasional ripple of surprise.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News
May 14, 2004
Read More | Original Score: C-
Vince Koehler
Entertainment Spectrum
May 25, 2004
A good cast tries to rescue a bad script.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Mark Collette
Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)
September 16, 2004
Digresses into that hazy zone where we're not sure if we're watching overwrought drama or a joke that just isn't funny.
| Original Score: 2/4
Jackie K. Cooper
May 16, 2004
Foxx and friends are broken by this laughless comedy
Full ReviewRead More | Original Score: 3/10
Thomas Delapa
Boulder Weekly
May 27, 2004
With a little more polish, Daniel Taplitz's quick-witted romantic comedy might have lived happily ever after.
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