Jerry Maguire (1996) - Rotten Tomatoes

Jerry Maguire (1996)



Critic Consensus: 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.

Movie Info

Jerry Maguire is a man who knows the score. As a top agent at Sports Management International, Jerry is unquestionably a master of his universe. Trouble is -- Jerry's mind, mouth and soul are usually on automatic pilot. He's good at friendship, but (as his numerous ex-girlfriends testify) bad at intimacy. Still, there's absolutely nothing wrong with Jerry that a sudden dose of failure can't cure. A week after spontaneously writing a stirring, visionary mission statement for SMI entitled 'The Things We Think And Do Not Say: The Future of Our Business,' he's unceremoniously fired. Stripped of his job and a good measure of his identity, the tenacious but hanging-by-a-thread Jerry is forced to start from scratch. He's joined on his journey to redemption by two unlikely allies: Rod Tidwell, a second-tier wide receiver for the Arizona Cardinals; and Dorothy Boyd, a wistful 26-year-old single mother who departs her accountancy position with SMI for a very uncertain future with her new boss.more
Rating: R (for language and sexuality)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Cameron Crowe
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jun 24, 1997
TriStar Pictures


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 [uncred...
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 Wi...
Dennis Fitzgerald
as Idealized Kissing Hu...
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
Gale Hillman
as Locker Room Athlete
Kymberly Kaill
as Former Girlfriend
Erica Sergi
as Herself
Larina Adamson
as Women's Group Member
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Critic Reviews for Jerry Maguire

All Critics (60) | Top Critics (21)

Smartly written and boasting a sensational cast, Cameron Crowe's shrewdly observed third feature also gives Tom Cruise one of his very best roles...

Full Review… | July 31, 2008
Top Critic

There is a recognizable ordinariness about the way these people stumble in and out of trouble, in and out of grace -- an ambiguous note, at once tart and sweet, knowing and innocent, in their relationships.

Full Review… | July 31, 2008
TIME Magazine
Top Critic

Cruise seems to have grown as much as Jerry, for he brings gentleness, warmth and lightheartedness to this role, qualities that we haven't seen since he played air guitar in his underpants in Risky Business 13 years ago.

Full Review… | March 26, 2007
Washington Post
Top Critic

Lauded as a witty moral fable with a revelatory performance from its star, this romantic comedy is in fact meretricious, manipulative and reactionary.

Full Review… | February 9, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Disarming acting, colorful writing and true generosity of spirit keep it right on track.

May 20, 2003
New York Times
Top Critic

There's much to admire in Jerry Maguire, except Jerry Maguire.

Full Review… | April 12, 2002
Globe and Mail
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Jerry Maguire

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 roy

Super Reviewer

Having Humour, Romance, Drama and Sports all wrapped up into one breathtaking film, has never been established any better than the way that "Jerry Maguire" does it. Tom Cruise plays a business working in the sports industry. Once he finds himself in a rut, not sleeping and not gaining specific revenue, he quits his job to hold on to his last money-making opportunity, as the manager Rod Tidwell (Cuba Gooding Jr.). As he falls in love, meets new people, and falls apart many times over again, this film has many happy moments, along with many sentimental moments. There are powerhouse performances given by the entire cast, and a particular performance by Tom Cruise that I shall not easily forget! "Jerry Maguire" not only has heart, conviction, and it's own "stamina," but it tells a dry story as if it were the first time it had ever been told. This is one of the greatest films of all time in my book, and will be forever. This is a true classic!

KJ Proulx
KJ Proulx

Super Reviewer

Tom Cruise was great as always in this movie where he played a sports agent for the NFL. Safe to say,Tom Cruise never seizes to amaze me!!! This movie definetly deserves 5 stars!!! I loved Renee, Bonnie and Cuba as well!!! :) <3 :) I just love it!!!! :) :) :) :) :) :) :)

Cassie Hill

Super Reviewer

Jerry Maguire Quotes

Jerry Maguire: Towel?
Rod Tidwell: Nah, I air dry.
– Submitted by Dushyant K (2 years ago)
Rod Tidwell: Show me the money!
– Submitted by Dutch E (3 years ago)
Jerry Maguire: All right, I'll tell you why you don't have your ten million dollars. Right now, you are a paycheck player. You play with your head, not your heart. In your personal life, heart. But when you get on the field it's all about what you didn't get. Who's to blame. Who won through the pass. Who's got the contract you don't. Who's not giving you your love. You know what, that is not what inspires people. That is not what inspires people! Shut up! Play the game, play it from your heart. And you know what, I'll show you the kwan. And that's the truth, man! That's the truth. Can you handle it? It's just a question between friends, you know. Oh, and when they call you 'shrimp,' I'm the one who defends you!
– Submitted by Victor M (3 years ago)
Jerry Maguire: I am out here for you. You don't know what it's like to be ME out here for YOU. It is an up-at-dawn, pride-swallowing siege that I will never fully tell you about, okay? Help me... help you. Help me, help you.
– Submitted by Victor M (3 years ago)

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