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Love Don't Cost a Thing Reviews

December 23, 2003
Stuffed with attitude but just as hackneyed as the original.
December 18, 2003
Short on charm, purpose or laughs.
December 16, 2003
Since Cannon and Milian have to squash any frisson to avoid sinking into pure escort-service sleaze, there's not much rom in the rom-com.
December 15, 2003
... dopey sit com stuff ...
December 13, 2003
It has better values than the original, a little more poignancy, some sweetness.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
December 12, 2003
This variation certainly makes its points effectively, in what must be a more superheated milieu.
December 12, 2003
A movie as forgettable as the original.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
December 12, 2003
The blandly obvious story of high-school romance and the venal, materialistic, self-involved teens who inhabit its suburban California setting couldn't be less interesting.
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/4
December 12, 2003
Clocking in at 105 minutes, Love Don't Cost a Thing drags for stretches.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
December 12, 2003
A charmless, Afro-centric spin on Can't Buy Me Love.
Read More | Original Score: 1/5
December 12, 2003
Nothing more than a cynical attempt to dress a blah story in bling-bling fashion.
December 12, 2003
Where the original was slight but sweet, the remake is depressingly superficial and cynical.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
December 12, 2003
As a romantic comedy, the movie misses an important transition: When exactly, during Alvin's transformation from loser to fatuous blowhard, does Paris fall for him?
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
December 12, 2003
Most of us have seen this movie before, and seen it done better.
Read More | Original Score: C-
December 12, 2003
Generic but harmless comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
December 12, 2003
This teen ugly-duckling comedy can't rise above the level of your average TV sitcom.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
December 12, 2003
Flat and witless and moves at the speed of a mid-tempo ballad.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
December 12, 2003
The production is a haphazard rendering of the original Michael Swerdlick script that's incapable of sticking to any one tone or character motivation long enough to give the viewer any reason to care about the outcome.
December 11, 2003
A sexed-up Afterschool Special pretty much guaranteed to render audiences comatose.
Read More | Original Score: 0/4
December 11, 2003
There are unlearned lessons, too, including the one about the propriety of a teenage girl's entering into a relationship that, whether or not sex is required, amounts to soft-core prostitution.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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
December 11, 2003
In true Hollywood fashion, this remake conjures up only about 80 percent of the appeal of its source, leaving the viewer with the question: Was this film really necessary?
Full Review | Original Score: C
December 11, 2003
The direction is pedestrian and slipshod.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
December 11, 2003
Cannon is an uncomfortable presence on screen, both as the dorky Alvin and as his transformed self, stylin' Al.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
December 10, 2003
You realize you're watching a snuff film, where the victim isn't just teen innocence but teen romance.
Full Review | Original Score: D
December 9, 2003
An atrociously unfunny, unromantic, and unpleasant product.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4