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Jerry Maguire Reviews

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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: A-
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Todd McCarthy
Variety
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...
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Richard Schickel
TIME Magazine
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.
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Rita Kempley
Washington Post
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.
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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.
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
May 20, 2003
Disarming acting, colorful writing and true generosity of spirit keep it right on track.
| Original Score: 4.5/5
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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
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Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
February 14, 2001
This is a wholly unexpected film, as heady and surprising in its humor as in its emotional texture.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
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Sarah Kerr
Slate
January 1, 2000
You could do far worse than the quest for a reasonable adult happiness.
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Tom Keogh
Film.com
January 1, 2000
Jerry Maguire is a lovely film, and an extremely fun film full of moment-to-moment observation.
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Robert Horton
Film.com
January 1, 2000
Cruise has never been this open or this funny.
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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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Susan Stark
Detroit News
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.
| Original Score: 3/4
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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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Mike Clark
USA Today
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.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
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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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Sean P. Means
Film.com
January 1, 2000
Zellweger's sweetly intense performance is a star-making one, while Gooding shines in his fast-talking charm.
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John Hartl
Film.com
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.
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Peter Stack
San Francisco Chronicle
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
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
Cruise is at the top of his form, and Gooding makes a brilliant opponent.
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Entertainment Weekly
December 13, 1996
Full Review | Original Score: A-