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Love Don't Cost a Thing Reviews

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Top Critic
Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
December 12, 2003
A charmless, Afro-centric spin on Can't Buy Me Love.
Read More | Original Score: 1/5
Steven Snyder
Zertinet Movies
December 10, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Tyler Hanley
Palo Alto Weekly
December 19, 2003
The African-American film community deserves better than a mediocre comedy pulled from the cinematic icebox.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
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James Berardinelli
December 9, 2003
An atrociously unfunny, unromantic, and unpleasant product.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
December 11, 2003
Awkward and unpleasant, even smarmy, particularly offensive in a movie for this age group.
Read More | Original Score: D
Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 25, 2010
Missed opportunity full of dubious messages.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Michael Szymanski
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
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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
December 15, 2003
... dopey sit com stuff ...
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
December 12, 2003
This awkwardly directed version takes way too long to get where we knew it was going the whole time.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
Todd Gilchrist
December 15, 2003
As its $6.5 million take at the box office this weekend proves, even the equivalent of a bad TV movie can't keep teenagers away from movie theaters.
Nick Schager
Slant Magazine
December 9, 2003
It's unclear why a remake of 1987's Can't Buy Me Love was necessary.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Brian Orndorf
December 15, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: D-
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
December 19, 2003
This hip-hop flavored remake of 1987's Can't Buy Me Love is woefully botched on every level.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Cole Smithey
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
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
Bob Bloom
Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)
December 12, 2003
For the most part, the characters and situations are stock and cliched.
Full Review| Original Score: 2/4
Sean Axmaker
Seattle Post-Intelligencer
December 11, 2003
Clunky direction is spiced with distracting visual affectation and leering displays of the cleavage and bare midriffs and derrieres that remain barely within PG-13 boundaries.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
December 12, 2003
Shallow, fickle people doing stupid things... and those are the characters we're supposed to be rooting for.
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
April 15, 2004
...the movie borders on cruelty to its audience.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
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Gene Seymour
December 11, 2003
The direction is pedestrian and slipshod.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
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