Jerry Maguire Reviews

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
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
Some amusing stuff about sports agentry drowns in the emotional shallows of Jerry Maguire.
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.
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.
April 22, 2002
Disingenuous
April 12, 2002
There's much to admire in Jerry Maguire, except Jerry Maguire.
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.
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.
January 1, 2000
I just couldn't buy into the redemption of Jerry Maguire.
January 1, 2000
It talks the talk but doesn't walk the walk. Or, in other words, it simply doesn't have heart.
January 1, 2000
Jerry Maguire is slick but not quite believable.
January 1, 2000
Jerry Maguire is, ultimately, a failed idealism.
December 13, 1996
Everything about Jerry, about Dorothy, about her unbearably cute son and her unbearably overbearing sister, is unconvincing and formulaic.