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Love Don't Cost a Thing Reviews

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Film Threat
December 6, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Kevin Carr
Film Threat
December 16, 2003
I found it cute. There are some rough spots, of course, but the movie has a lot of heart.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
December 13, 2003
It has better values than the original, a little more poignancy, some sweetness.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Stephen Hunter
Washington Post
December 12, 2003
This variation certainly makes its points effectively, in what must be a more superheated milieu.
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Lisa Rose
Newark Star-Ledger
December 12, 2003
Nothing more than a cynical attempt to dress a blah story in bling-bling fashion.
Josh Bell
Las Vegas Weekly
December 11, 2003
It's a sweet story with its heart in the right place, and that's saying something for a teen movie these days.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
December 11, 2003
One of those rare films about teenagers that tries to be both sassy and sweet -- and succeeds on both counts.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Erich Scholz
Citysearch
December 11, 2003
This breezy remake of the 1987 film Can't Buy Me Love is so lightweight it threatens to float off the screen, but likable performances from leads Cannon and Milian go far in helping anchor some of writer/director Troy Beyer's flimsy script.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Steve Rhodes
Internet Reviews
December 9, 2003
With jaw-dropping beauty, Christina Milian electrifies the screen.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 25, 2010
Missed opportunity full of dubious messages.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com
May 12, 2009
"Love Don't Cost A Thing" is loosely based on the 1987 teen comedy "Can't Buy Me Love," and fails to improve on that tepid movie by using a milieu of black high school students.
Full Review | Original Score: D
Mark Collette
Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)
September 20, 2004
High school films don't have to be dull or juvenile; this one suffers tremendously from the former.
| Original Score: 0.5/4
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
April 15, 2004
...the movie borders on cruelty to its audience.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
Mark Palermo
The Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
January 13, 2004
It isn't entertaining enough to get away with its minimal contributions to familiar material.
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Michael Szymanski
Zap2it.com
December 31, 2003
If you tried to be in the "in" crowd -- then this is going to be even more painful. In fact, even if you're in the "in" crowd, you'll find this painful.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Daniel M. Kimmel
Worcester Telegram & Gazette
December 31, 2003
[I]t's hard to see any crying need to remake a film that was tacky the last time around, or to make this the black teen - excuse me, "urban" - film of the season.
Full Review| Original Score: 2/5
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
December 25, 2003
If you remake a mediocre movie, you get another mediocre movie.
Full Review| Original Score: 2/4
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Robert Koehler
Variety
December 23, 2003
Stuffed with attitude but just as hackneyed as the original.
Tony Toscano
Talking Pictures (U.S.)
December 21, 2003
Rent the original instead.
Full Review| Original Score: 1/4
Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle
December 21, 2003
Another uninspired remake of a movie that was never crying out for revisitation in the first place.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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