Hitch

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Despite Hitch's predictability, Will Smith and Kevin James win praise for their solid, warmhearted performances.

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A dating doctor claims that with his services he can match anyone with their soulmate in just three dates. When a jaded tabloid journalist sets out to expose him as a scam artist, the two find themselves falling in love.

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Critic Reviews for Hitch

All Critics (185) | Top Critics (37) | Fresh (126) | Rotten (59)

  • It's a fantasy that will fill box-office coffers, but it makes for a movie that's a little too innocuous for its own good.

    November 1, 2007 | Full Review…

    David Ansen

    Newsweek
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  • Hitch isn't a memorable date.

    March 1, 2005 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

    Nev Pierce

    BBC.com
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  • I didn't expect much from Hitch and, not surprisingly, I didn't get much -- but I was entranced by the film nonetheless, from a historical perspective.

    February 24, 2005 | Full Review…

    Andrew Sarris

    Observer
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  • I did enjoy the buddy dynamic between Smith and James, who puts kind of a cocky spin on the clumsy fat guy cliches. And there were about a half-dozen jokes that had me laughing out loud.

    February 14, 2005
  • The movie's last two minutes, in which they all do goofy dances and have no dialogue or script to get in their way, is easily the highlight. It's the previous 113 minutes of plot that cause problems.

    February 12, 2005 | Rating: 2.5/4
  • Looks like another love TKO.

    February 12, 2005

Audience Reviews for Hitch

  • May 04, 2016
    I thoroughly enjoyed this film. Funny and entertaining, with a great story and excellent acting.
    Stephen S Super Reviewer
  • Oct 25, 2012
    Very funny and smart, it's shot like a comedy and suffers like most comedies do because of it.
    Jason 123 D Super Reviewer
  • Dec 02, 2011
    I have seen a lot of crappy romantic comedies, When in Rome or The Bounty Hunter. This was on TV and I laughed for once. Will Smith and Kevin James are genius. The concept is great, the story has a lot of rocky plot points, but it smooths right back, I really enjoyed Hitch.
    Bradley W Super Reviewer
  • Sep 20, 2011
    Despite great performances by Will Smith and Kevin James its far too predictable and barely memorable
    Directors C Super Reviewer

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