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The Hot Chick Reviews

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Stephen Hunter
Washington Post
December 23, 2002
The movie's devices are so feeble, I think it was written on a napkin in a Denny's the day before principal photography began.
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Laura Sinagra
Village Voice
December 17, 2002
Enough to make any woman or gay man wish they could beam themselves to planet Zoltron.
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Scott Brown
Entertainment Weekly
December 16, 2002
A surprisingly good-natured throwback to the '80s heyday of the body-switching genre.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
December 16, 2002
I will say this for the film -- it's in color. And, it was mostly in focus. And I really can't say anymore for it beyond that.
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Ty Burr
Boston Globe
December 13, 2002
By the standards of knucklehead swill, The Hot Chick is pretty damned funny.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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C.W. Nevius
San Francisco Chronicle
December 13, 2002
Instead of the easy laughs, Schneider and Brady are going for something a little deeper.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
December 13, 2002
This unabashedly stupid comedy is, well, unabashedly stupid.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
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Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News
December 13, 2002
The verdict: Two bodies and hardly a laugh between them.
| Original Score: D
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Mitchell Vantrease
Arizona Republic
December 13, 2002
Wallows in gender stereotypes, solidifying the impression that Schneider can't compete with the likes of Sandler and fellow SNL alumnus Mike Myers.
| Original Score: 2/5
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Geoff Pevere
Toronto Star
December 13, 2002
While the result is neither poetry nor politics, it does rather gleefully turn a few dumbass guy's-guy movie comedy conventions on their heads.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
December 13, 2002
It's all enough to make one ponder the question that always comes up when a new King of Lowbrow is crowned: Why haven't the French heard of this guy?
| Original Score: 2/5
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Gene Seymour
Newsday
December 13, 2002
Call it tastelessness with a message -- a dubious combination, like, for sure. Still, Schneider pulls off the masquerade pretty well.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
December 13, 2002
A crude teen-oriented variation on a theme that the playwright Craig Lucas explored with infinitely more grace and eloquence in his Prelude to a Kiss.
| Original Score: 2/5
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
December 13, 2002
I haven't laughed harder at anything this year, but I would have a hard time recommending this gender-bending gut-buster to anyone who doesn't have a high threshold for crude sexual humor and stereotypes.
| Original Score: 3/4
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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
December 13, 2002
On the surface The Hot Chick
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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John Patterson
L.A. Weekly
December 13, 2002
Marks no discernible improvement on its predecessors Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo and The Animal, though the sight of the deeply unprepossessing Schneider all dolled up for girlie business is good for a few shallow chuckles.
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Rick Groen
Globe and Mail
December 13, 2002
Loosely speaking, we're in All of Me territory again, and, strictly speaking, Schneider is no Steve Martin.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press
December 13, 2002
Does Revelations say anything that could be interpreted as 'The end is nigh when Rob Schneider turns into a woman in a movie that's funny, sweet and clever'? If so, prepare to meet your maker, because The Hot Chick is exactly that.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Charles Ealy
Dallas Morning News
December 13, 2002
If you think it's a riot to see Rob Schneider in a young woman's clothes, then you'll enjoy The Hot Chick.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
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Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune
December 13, 2002
The first half hour of Hot Chick, before the switch, plays like soft-core porno from the '60s. The rest plays like a bad Saturday Night Live sketch stretched to the breaking point.
| Original Score: 1/4
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
December 13, 2002
The movie resolutely avoids all the comic possibilities of its situation, and becomes one more dumb high school comedy about sex gags and prom dates.
Full Review | Original Score: .5/4
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Dennis Harvey
Variety
December 10, 2002
The slapstick is labored, and the bigger setpieces flat.
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
December 10, 2002
One of the most depressing movie-going experiences I can think of is to sit through about 90 minutes of a so-called 'comedy' and not laugh once.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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David Hunter
Hollywood Reporter
December 10, 2002
Several degrees shy of the gross-out contests one expects from current teen fare.