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Jerry Maguire Reviews

August 24, 2016
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
August 24, 2016
I like Crowe's movies; I mostly enjoyed this one.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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.
August 24, 2016
Cruise gives perhaps his most appealing performance ever in what is arguably his best movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
August 24, 2016
Unlike Mission Impossible, Jerry Maguire gives Cruise something to work with... He takes to it with zest.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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.
August 24, 2016
We've been down this path of self-discovery with Cruise before, but Crowe's movie is a lot less predictable than you'd expect.
August 24, 2016
[It] may be referred to as "the Tom Cruise sports agent movie," but really is an exciting romance and cautionary yuppie tale. And the actor who steals the movie is a name you have never heard of -- Renee Zellweger.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
September 7, 2011
Brashly engaging.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
July 31, 2008
Smartly written and boasting a sensational cast, Cameron Crowe's shrewdly observed third feature also gives Tom Cruise one of his very best roles...
July 31, 2008
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.
March 26, 2007
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.
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.
May 20, 2003
Disarming acting, colorful writing and true generosity of spirit keep it right on track.
April 12, 2002
There's much to admire in Jerry Maguire, except Jerry Maguire.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
February 14, 2001
This is a wholly unexpected film, as heady and surprising in its humor as in its emotional texture.
Top Critic
January 1, 2000
You could do far worse than the quest for a reasonable adult happiness.
January 1, 2000
Jerry Maguire is a lovely film, and an extremely fun film full of moment-to-moment observation.
January 1, 2000
Cruise has never been this open or this funny.
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
January 1, 2000
You may come away from Jerry Maguire feeling a little dizzy, but once the film settles into afterthought, it provides plenty to think about.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
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
January 1, 2000
Cameron Crowe's overstuffed but exuberantly humane Jerry Maguire is a Tom Cruise vehicle that gives equal time to brilliantly cast co-stars in elaborately conceived roles.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
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
January 1, 2000
Zellweger's sweetly intense performance is a star-making one, while Gooding shines in his fast-talking charm.
January 1, 2000
Gooding does his finest work since Boyz N the Hood, positively glowing with this character's mixture of engaging brassiness and (occasionally misdirected) energy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
January 1, 2000
Jerry Maguire is a savvy depiction of a punched-up egomaniac being mauled by the tender hands of love.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 1, 2000
Cruise is at the top of his form, and Gooding makes a brilliant opponent.