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Jerry Maguire Reviews

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Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
August 24, 2016
It's hard to believe that this frantic, self-congratulatory affair was written and directed by Mr. Crowe, the man who did Say Anything and Singles, two films notable for their modesty and tact.
Stephen Hunter
Baltimore Sun
December 13, 1996
Everything about Jerry, about Dorothy, about her unbearably cute son and her unbearably overbearing sister, is unconvincing and formulaic.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
January 1, 2000
Cameron Crowe, Tom Cruise, and Cuba Gooding Jr. are salesmen, and we're consumers, buying emotional truth. That's a brave message for a commercial film to have. Too bad it's unintentional.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
February 9, 2006
Lauded as a witty moral fable with a revelatory performance from its star, this romantic comedy is in fact meretricious, manipulative and reactionary.
Bill Chambers
Film Freak Central
April 22, 2002
Disingenuous
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
David Sterritt
Christian Science Monitor
April 25, 2001
The movie takes a refreshing stance in favor of family life, but the repetitious story moves erratically and runs on much too long.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Marty Mapes
Movie Habit
January 1, 2000
I just couldn't buy into the redemption of Jerry Maguire.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Ted Prigge
rec.arts.movies.reviews
January 1, 2000
Jerry Maguire is, ultimately, a failed idealism.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Chris Hicks
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
January 1, 2000
It talks the talk but doesn't walk the walk. Or, in other words, it simply doesn't have heart.
G. Allen Johnson
San Francisco Examiner
January 1, 2000
Jerry Maguire is slick but not quite believable.
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Rick Groen
Globe and Mail
April 12, 2002
There's much to admire in Jerry Maguire, except Jerry Maguire.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Frank Lovece
TV Guide
March 26, 2007
A meandering and deeply shallow tale of spiritual redemption, built around the Teflon persona of Tom Cruise and driven by the conviction that all emotions worth expressing can be summed up in pop songs.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Michael Sragow
New Times
August 24, 2016
Some amusing stuff about sports agentry drowns in the emotional shallows of Jerry Maguire.
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Paul Tatara
CNN.com
August 24, 2016
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.
Dennis King
Tulsa World
August 24, 2016
The halting romance between Maguire and Dorothy -- he fearing intimacy, she admiring his budding humanity -- is one of the film's surpassing pleasures. The excellent supporting cast is another.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Joanna Berry
Radio Times
January 1, 2000
[Crowe] successfully balances one of the best performances of Tom Cruise's career with a clutch of superb supporting turns. Add a witty and tear-jerking script and the result is an unusual romantic comedy drama.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Stephen Carty
Eye for Film
August 24, 2016
It's Cameron Crowe's finest hour.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Tom Gliatto
People Magazine
August 24, 2016
This comedy has everything going for it, not least of which is Cruise's most appealing performance since Risky Business.
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
There are a couple of moments in Jerry Maguire when you want to hug yourself with delight.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
January 1, 2000
This is the kind of movie that reminds me why I started reviewing in the first place.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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