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The Heartbreak Kid Reviews

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Randy Shulman
Metro Weekly (Washington, DC)
September 4, 2004
| Original Score: 2/5

TV Guide
October 4, 2007
Heartbreak doesn't end; it just runs out of steam.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
January 29, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
October 23, 2004
Elaine May's The Heartbreak Kid was directed with a sure feeling for how comedy can edge over into satire and then tragedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Fernando F. Croce
February 12, 2010
A meticulous winnowing of the male ego for the clueless schmuck in it
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Richard Brody
New Yorker
February 1, 2016
[May] captures the implausibly boundless sense of wonder, possibility, and entitlement of a time when even a self-proclaimed schmuck like Len Cantrow, endowed with little but the gift of gab, attempted daring feats of self-liberation.
Charles Cassady
Common Sense Media
December 15, 2010
Discussion-worthy '70s anti-romantic comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Variety Staff
February 3, 2009
Elaine May's deft direction catches all the possibilities of young romance and its tribulations in light strokes and cleverly accents characterization of the various principals.
Christopher Null
January 27, 2004
Genuinely funny thanks to Grodin's prodigious comic talents, though Eddie Albert nearly steals the show.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
February 7, 2002
Snappy dialogue and director Elaine May's natural feel for comic moments make this film an urbane saga.
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
February 24, 2006
A poignant and witty marital comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: A
Alan Dale
June 25, 2006
Sometimes it seems that nobody ever has any idea what it is he's chasing after, and so the chase never ends.... It's a good day when you can laugh about it, which is what The Heartbreak Kid lets you do.
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
March 13, 2011
Grodin cria um personagem extremamente egoísta que, ainda assim, consegue despertar nossa pena, ao passo que Shepherd, lindíssima, surge mais complexa do que poderíamos imaginar. Mas é Berlin quem rouba o filme com sua Lila irritante e comovente.
| Original Score: 3/5
Thomas Delapa
Boulder Weekly
February 10, 2005
| Original Score: 5/5
Daniel M. Kimmel
Worcester Telegram & Gazette
May 19, 2004
| Original Score: 4/5
Josh Larsen
Sun Publications (Chicago, IL)
October 4, 2007
Bitter about marriage yet optimistic about infatuation...
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Josh Larsen
February 18, 2016
"...a war of the sexes comedy that leaves no side unscathed."
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Rob Nelson
City Pages, Minneapolis/St. Paul
September 1, 2009
Forget Fargo and A Simple Plan: In 1972, The Heartbreak Kid had Minnesota down cold.
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Vincent Canby
New York Times
May 20, 2003
A first-class American comedy, as startling in its way as was The Graduate.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette
January 11, 2004
Lots of fun, with a slightly bitter aftertaste
| Original Score: 4/5
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