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The Love Guru Reviews

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Nigel Andrews
Financial Times
August 1, 2008
Funny in fits and starts, though the fits are a little convulsive and the starts seldom come with a convincing ending or pay-off.

The Sun (UK)
August 1, 2008
The puerile levels to which it sinks make even Goldmember, the crudest of the Austin Powers movies, look like Brief Encounter.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5

Daily Mirror (UK)
August 1, 2008
When not finding new names for willies, Myers - who also wrote the script - devotes the rest of the time to pitiful one-liners revolving around farting, snot and diarrhoea.
Christopher Tookey
Daily Mail (UK)
August 1, 2008
No child under 12 should have to undergo it. The same, mind you, goes for anyone over 12. Verdict: You'll hate it.
Tony Horkins
Total Film
August 1, 2008
Beneath the disguise there lurks the spirit of Austin Powers, whose love of double entendres and fart gags remains present and politically incorrect. Which is exactly where and why The Love Guru falls down.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Tim Evans
Sky Movies
August 1, 2008
It seems the person in greatest need of a bit of self-help is Myers himself.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Laura Burrows
IGN Movies UK
August 1, 2008
This one may be best left to a trip to the video store.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Tim Robey
Daily Telegraph (UK)
August 1, 2008
To describe this holistic-healing comedy as anything other than terrible would be gross dereliction of duty, but I'll make one concession: it's kind of meant to be.
Peter Bradshaw
Guardian
August 1, 2008
Myers' shtick isn't for everyone, but I laughed. Looking around, however, I saw that my fellow critics were enjoying themselves as much as Gordon Brown on the beach at Southwold.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Kevin Maher
Times (UK)
August 1, 2008
Myers has created in Pitka a character that's sexually ambiguous, deeply neurotic and far more fascinating than the puerile script.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
July 31, 2008
If you truly love yourself, do yourself a favour and avoid this spiritless comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Dan Jolin
Empire Magazine
July 31, 2008
A film so numbingly unamusing that you seriously question whether you were mistaken to have ever found Myers funny.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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David Jenkins
Time Out
July 31, 2008
They say sarcasm is the lowest form of wit. Well 'they' obviously haven't seen 'The Love Guru', an overgrown dirt-patch of clunking juvenilia.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/6
Victor Olliver
Teletext
July 31, 2008
Its only merit is that it comes in at under 90 minutes - no movie comedy should exceed this. But in truth it ought not to have come in at all.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/5
Matthew Turner
ViewLondon
July 31, 2008
Dismal, laugh-free comedy that's actually painful to sit through, thanks to a badly conceived central character, a lazy script and Myers' incessant mugging.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Louise Keller
Urban Cinefile
July 21, 2008
Puerile and disappointing, what might have been a comical, irreverent look at Eastern guru wisdom a la Mike Myers is a load of balderdash, anchored by an elephantine bag of toilet humour, oversized penises and midget jokes
Margaret Pomeranz
At the Movies (Australia)
July 18, 2008
The satire of Bollywood musicals is obvious but about the closest thing to humour in what is undoubtedly the worst comedy of the year.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Paul Byrnes
Sydney Morning Herald
July 11, 2008
As the celebrity love guru of Los Angeles, Mike Meyers delivers jokes so poorly that they just clang to the floor like metal weights.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
July 7, 2008
Puerile and disappointing, what might have been a comical, irreverent look at Eastern guru wisdom a la Mike Myers is a load of balderdash, anchored by an elephantine bag of toilet humour, oversized penises and midget jokes
Michael Dance
The Cinema Source
July 1, 2008
Myers has a borderline-pathological need to mock Verne Troyer's height. It stops being funny quickly.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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