Can't Buy Me Love - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Can't Buy Me Love Reviews

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
It doesn't have a thought in its head and probably no notion of the corruption at its core.
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/4
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures
October 1, 2004
Standard '80s teen angst fodder.
| Original Score: 2/5
Chuck O'Leary
Fantastica Daily
October 5, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
Daniel M. Kimmel
Worcester Telegram & Gazette
July 16, 2004
Read More | Original Score: 1/5
Nicolas Lacroix
January 15, 2003
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
Cory Cheney
Urban Tulsa Weekly
July 26, 2002
| Original Score: 2/5
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Rita Kempley
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
As written by Michael Swerdlick and guided by Rash, the theme dissolves into a bland parody of pubescent pain.
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Caryn James
New York Times
May 20, 2003
The film thinks it wants to be sincere, when all it truly wants is to be popular, just like the other kids' movies, so it sells off its originality.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/5
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion
March 4, 2004
| Original Score: 2/5
Andy Klein
Los Angeles CityBeat
September 2, 2004
Read More | Original Score: 2/5

TV Guide
August 6, 2007
At times this is a funny, touching film, but more often it isn't.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Ellen Twadell
Common Sense Media
January 1, 2011
Teen comedy is dated but occasionally funny.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Scott Weinberg
July 26, 2002
Shouldn't work, but it does. For the most part, anyway.
| Original Score: 3/5
Clint Morris
September 5, 2008
One of my favourite guilty pleasures of the 80s!
| Original Score: 4/5
Jordan Hiller
December 30, 2010
The story of a nerd who pays a perky cheerleader to date him so he will become popular is almost pornographic in its uninhibited, primitive display of the confusion and insecurity that roils like a tempest in the developing mind of the American teenager
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Michelle Alexandria
Eclipse Magazine
December 12, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
Brian Mckay
March 19, 2003
Cute premise, cute leads, and Amanda Peterson? CUTE!
| Original Score: 3/5
Ryan Cracknell
Movie Views
March 28, 2004
| Original Score: 3/5
Brian J. Arthurs
Beach Reporter (Southern California)
March 24, 2003
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
February 2, 2003
Okay teen comedy. Nothing special.
| Original Score: 3/5
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