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The Hottie and the Nottie Reviews

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David Jenkins
Time Out
March 28, 2008
A stark yet comforting reminder that cold, hard cash is no substitute for cold, hard talent. 'The Hottie and the Nottie' is an execrable Z-grade eugenics parable moonlighting as a sexy, disposable date movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/6
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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
February 11, 2008
It is excruciatingly, painfully, horribly, terribly awful.
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Kyle Smith
New York Post
February 8, 2008
It looks like it was shot on middle school AV club equipment, and the jokes, aiming for gross-out value, are merely sad.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
February 8, 2008
[The film] regularly grinds to a halt just so Putnam can capture Hilton running, sunning or simply posing -- usually in slow motion.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Connie Ogle
Miami Herald
February 8, 2008
Imagine the worst movie you've ever seen. Got it? Now try to think of something worse. That something is this movie -- wretched, embarrassing and a waste of the time and energy of everyone involved.
| Original Score: 0/4
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Sam Adams
Los Angeles Times
February 8, 2008
Hottie goes from insufferable to downright intolerable. While it pays lip service to inner beauty, the movie winds up as a feature-length advertisement for cosmetic surgery.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/5
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Ty Burr
Boston Globe
February 8, 2008
With all her wealth and meaningless celebritude, Hilton is incapable of doing the one thing most of us desperately wish she would do: Go away.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Amy Nicholson
Boxoffice Magazine
February 8, 2008
Johann Urb cruises up as a dream date doctor and his utter blandness nearly bests Hilton's. If the two of them conjoined, every interesting book or film or album ever created would implode.
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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times
February 8, 2008
Custom designed for its smirking star (who is also an executive producer), this tasteless train wreck asks only that she preen and prance on cue.
| Original Score: 1/5
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Nell Minow
Chicago Sun-Times
February 7, 2008
This pea-brained vanity production does not have the energy to remember from one scene to the next what it is about or why it is on screen. It is attention-deficit film-making.
Full Review | Original Score: D
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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter
February 7, 2008
Hottie and the Nottie is ultimately best suited for the confines of late-night cable.
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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
February 7, 2008
That generous half star rating I tacked onto to this comedy abomination is all for Paris Hilton. Come on, it takes guts (or gross dim-wittedness) to appear on screen again after House of Wax.
| Original Score: .5/4
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Jessica Reaves
Chicago Tribune
February 7, 2008
Heidi Ferrer's screenplay...succeeds at just one thing: trumpeting one of the most anti-feminist messages in recent film history.
Full Review | Original Score: .5/4
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Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer
February 7, 2008
Hilton has the meticulously manicured appeal of a lawn where every blade of grass has been individually cut and polished. Head coyly tilted, hip out-thrust, she makes purring kitten, predatory lioness moves not often seen outside of beer ads.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
February 7, 2008
Like Nate, we are mere Notties. And we are supposed to feel oh-so privileged for getting to watch Paris through the glass.
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Dennis Harvey
Variety
February 7, 2008
A certain disappointment sets in when the consummate awfulness subsides after an hour, becoming slightly less painful. But then, dropping a hammer on your foot improves that way, too.
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Suzanne Condie Lambert
Arizona Republic
February 7, 2008
'This movie hates women' is written over and over in my notebook, but that's not quite fair. This movie hates unattractive women.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Keith Phipps
AV Club
February 7, 2008
A waste of 90 minutes.
| Original Score: F
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John Anderson
Newsday
February 7, 2008
Ultimately, The Hottie & the Nottie is no worse in many ways than a lot of teen-centric comedies, which generally appeal to their audience through cruelty and vulgarity.
| Original Score: 2/4
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Drew Toal
Time Out
February 7, 2008
Visionary director Tom Putnam injects new life into the stale romantic-comedy genre by introducing a hot girl and her ugly friend, only to pull the rug right out from under us by transposing their roles when you least expect it.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/6
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
February 6, 2008
For all its problems, though, The Hottie & the Nottie provides a valuable service. It reminds us that no matter how bad a one-star movie might be, it could always be worse. This is worse.
Full Review | Original Score: .5/4
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
February 6, 2008
The Farrelly brothers could burp out a movie funnier than The Hottie & the Nottie, a farce of corrupt stereotypes that's never more grotesque than when it pretends to be more than skin-deep.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
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Rex Reed
New York Observer
February 6, 2008
I would like to tell you this gross-out-on-camera is every bit as bad as its title implies, but that would not be entirely true. It is much, much worse.
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Christy Lemire
Associated Press
February 5, 2008
Working from Heidi Ferrer's wholly uninspired script, Putnam runs through all the gross-out gags you'd expect.
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Nathan Lee
Village Voice
February 5, 2008
Crass, shrill, disingenuous, tawdry, mean-spirited, vulgar, idiotic, boring, slapdash.