Jerry Maguire

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Anchored by dazzling performances from Tom Cruise, Cuba Gooding Jr., and Renée Zellweger, as well as Cameron Crowe's tender direction, Jerry Maguire meshes romance and sports with panache.

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When slick sports agent Jerry Maguire (Tom Cruise) has a crisis of conscience, he pens a heartfelt company-wide memo that promptly gets him fired. Desperate to hang on to the athletes that he represents, Jerry starts his own management firm, with only single mother Dorothy Boyd (Renee Zellweger) joining him in his new venture. Banking on their sole client, football player Rod Tidwell (Cuba Gooding Jr.), Jerry and Dorothy begin to fall in love as they struggle to make their business work.

Cast

Tom Cruise
as Jerry Maguire
Cuba Gooding Jr.
as Rod Tidwell
Renée Zellweger
as Dorothy Boyd
Kelly Preston
as Avery Bishop
Jerry O'Connell
as Frank Cushman
Jay Mohr
as Bob Sugar
Regina King
as Marcee Tidwell
Bonnie Hunt
as Laurel Boyd
Beau Bridges
as Matt Cushman [uncredited]
Todd Louiso
as Chad The Nanny
Mark Pellington
as Bill Dooler
Glenn Frey
as Dennis Wilburn
Eric Stoltz
as Ethan Valhere
Jeremy Suarez
as Tyson Tidwell
Jared Jussim
as Dicky Fox
Ingrid Beer
as Anne-Louise
Alexandra Wentworth
as Bobbi Fallon
Aries Spears
as Tee Pee
Larina Jean Adamson
as Women's Group Member
Winnie Holzman
as Women's Group Member
Diana Jordan
as Women's Group Member
Susan Norfleet
as Women's Group Member
Susan Pingleton
as Women's Group Member
Cha-Cha Sandoval
as Women's Group Member
Hynden Walch
as Women's Group Member
Donal Logue
as Rick, Junior Agent
Lisa Amsterdam
as Patricia Logan
Angela Goethals
as Kathy Sanders
Leslie Upson
as Flight Attendant
Rick Johnson
as John Swenson
Lightfield Lewis
as Room Service Waiter
Jerry Cantrell
as Jesus of CopyMat
Toby Huss
as Steve Remo
Drake Bell
as Jesse Remo
Lamont Johnson
as Weepy Athlete
Brent Barry
as Calvin Nack
Rod Tate
as `Baja' Brunard
Charlie Cronin
as Hootie Fan
Theo Greenly
as Hootie Fan
Danny Rimmer
as Sad Autograph Boy
Jordan Ross
as Art Stallings
Kirsten Krueger
as Draft Reporter
Shannon Thornton
as Pressbox Columnist
Luis Damián Sánchez
as Mariachi Band Member
Jesus Alberto Guzman
as Mariachi Band Member
Juan Arnoldo Morales
as Mariachi Band Member
Alberto Alfavo
as Mariachi Band Member
Andrea Ferrell
as Woman in Elevator
Anthony Natale
as Man in Elevator
David Ursin
as General Manager
Reagan Gomez-Preston
as Tidwell's Cousin
Jim Moffatt
as NFL Guest
Leo Zick
as NFL Guest
Klair Bybee
as NFL Guest
Stanley Sessoms
as Shower Man
Lee Zick
as NFL Guest
Gale Hilman
as Locker Room Athlete
Heather Cheney
as Idealized Kissing Wife
Dennis Fitzgerald
as Idealized Kissing Husband
Lucy Liu
as Former Girlfriend
Stephanie Furst
as Former Girlfriend
Justina Vail
as Former Girlfriend
Samantha Smith
as Former Girlfriend
Ivana Marina
as Former Girlfriend
Lisa Rotondi
as Former Girlfriend
Lisa Stahl
as Former Girlfriend
Emily Procter
as Former Girlfriend
Amaryllis Borrego
as Former Girlfriend
Stacey Williams
as Former Girlfriend
Lauren Parker
as Former Girlfriend
Lisa Ann Hadley
as Former Girlfriend
Kymberly Kalil
as Former Girlfriend
Alison Armitage
as Former Girlfriend
Rebecca Rigg
as Former Girlfriend
Golde Starger
as Former Girlfriend
Al Michaels
as Himself
Dan Dierdorf
as Himself
Mel Kiper
as Himself
Tim McDonald
as Himself
Mike Tirico
as Himself
Wayne Fontes
as Himself
Ivana Milicevic
as Ex Girlfriend
Mike White
as Himself
Rick Mirer
as Himself
Drew Bledsoe
as Himself
Rob Moore
as Himself
Herman Moore
as Himself
Art Monk
as Himself
Troy Aikman
as Himself
Warren Moon
as Himself
Erica Sorgi
as Herself
Tom Friend
as Himself
Jim Irsay
as Himself
Meg Irsay
as Herself
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Critic Reviews for Jerry Maguire

All Critics (84) | Top Critics (29) | Fresh (70) | Rotten (14)

  • On the jock front, Gooding is so believable in his role as Jerry's selfish, pea-brained, wide receiver client that the Dallas Cowboys might consider signing him to complement Michael Irvin.

    December 18, 2018 | Full Review…
  • Zellweger's rumpled, anti-star quality plays in perfect contrast to Preston's buff and polish. She redeems Jerry Maguire and Tom Cruise, too by making him human again.

    August 24, 2016 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…
  • I like Crowe's movies; I mostly enjoyed this one.

    August 24, 2016 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • Cruise is very good in small moments with Dorothy's son, played charmingly by Jonathan Lipnicki, but in some of the bigger scenes his performance is so wrong-headed you can't imagine what he was thinking.

    August 24, 2016 | Full Review…

    Paul Tatara

    CNN.com
    Top Critic
  • Cruise gives perhaps his most appealing performance ever in what is arguably his best movie.

    August 24, 2016 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…
  • Unlike Mission Impossible, Jerry Maguire gives Cruise something to work with... He takes to it with zest.

    August 24, 2016 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Jerry Maguire

  • Jan 30, 2014
    Centering a dramedy around a character's paradigm shift is nothing new (nor was it new in 1996), but "Jerry Maguire" succeeds in being somewhat more original in how it presents the near impossibility of that kind of change. The ending may be a little too optimistic, but just about everything else that precedes it has a maturity and thoughtfulness you don't often get in films of this kind.
    Alec B Super Reviewer
  • Nov 04, 2013
    It was so heart warming that it burnt out a fourth star on the rating. A good premise and early start but this film ultimately get mired in faux sentimentality. You can see why the Oscar voters loved it.
    John B Super Reviewer
  • Apr 26, 2013
    "Show me the money!" From writer/director Cameron Crowe comes the touching romantic comedy Jerry Maguire. When a crisis of conscience costs a sports agent his job, he's forced to start over again with a single client and a plucky assistant who believes in his cause. Tom Cruise, Renee Zellweger, and Cuba Gooding Jr. lead the cast and give solid performances. The writing is also pretty good, and stays away from the usual tropes of sports films and romantic comedies. Still, there are some extraneous elements and weaknesses in the plot. A sincere and entertaining film, Jerry Maguire is heartwarming and fun.
    Dann M Super Reviewer
  • Jan 29, 2013
    Cameron Crowe's films always seemed to have a certain, personal atmosphere that emphasizes on human emotion, and its characters. I find his work to be quite underrated, and manage to always make some great, entertaining movies that have great meaning. With Jerry Maguire is a great film that boasts a well crafted story, and has some great performances from its lead actors, Tom Cruise and Renee Zellwegger. The film has some effective comedy elements mixed in with its dramatic elements, and add to that some great performances and engaging story, and you have a film that memorable from start to finish, and is one of Cameron Crowe's best films. I was skeptical about seeing this film, and I never wanted to really give it a chance, but I'm glad I did. Tom Cruise does some great work, and makes the film what it is. This film surprised me, and definitely exceeded my expectations. If you enjoy Cameron Crowes work, then you're going to enjoy this film. The story is well crafted and highly engaging from start to finish. Every actor here delivers top notch performances that make the film what it is. Jerry Maguire successfully blends two genres into film, effective comic relief and great dramatic moments rounds out the film to make something very enjoyable and is a movie well worth your time if you' want something humorous , yet serious at the same time. This is a near perfect film, one that is directed by a director who knows how to make terrific drama films because he makes them in a way that is quite personal, and it succeeds on many levels.
    Alex r Super Reviewer

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