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Must Love Dogs Reviews

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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
July 29, 2005
It's OK to be retro with your screen romance, but retro shouldn't feel this inept.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
July 28, 2005
Must Love Dogs is like a puppy with big brown eyes and a wagging tail who weeps with eagerness to lick your hand, but you take a look around the pound and decide to adopt the sad-eyed beagle who looks as if she has seen a thing or two.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
July 26, 2005
Bland and forgettable -- a romantic comedy with affable characters and some funny lines, but where love never really takes flight. It fizzles when it should sizzle.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Scott Nash
Three Movie Buffs
September 30, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Donald Munro
Fresno Bee
August 19, 2005
The big, dumb movie of the summer for those who can remember Richard Nixon in the White House.
Read More | Original Score: C-
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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
August 1, 2005
John Cusack and Diane Lane need to put out personal ads saying, 'Must have screenplay.'
Kam Williams
Princeton Town Topics
May 7, 2007
An insult to the viewer's intelligence, which sticks to silly slapstick while failing to get around to making a mature statement about relationships.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Bob Grimm
Sacramento News & Review
July 28, 2005
The Partridge Family sing-along almost killed me.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium
July 28, 2005
Dragging your boyfriend/husband to this movie will give him the leverage to demand multiple screenings of Jerry Bruckheimer films as penance. Ladies, you have been warned.
Full Review | Original Score: D
Jeffrey Lyles
Gazette (MD)
August 1, 2005
The makers of "Must Love Dogs" clearly have an affection towards canines but they didn't seem to even like the audience.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
July 28, 2005
This may be the summer's only film not aimed at teenage boys, but it still feels unshaped and underdeveloped.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Mike Ward
Richmond.com
July 29, 2005
Someone needs to stage an intervention with John Cusack. Call sister Joan, Jeremy Piven and the rest of the gang. He's become a chick flick junkie.
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
August 1, 2005
Writer-director Gary David Goldberg relies so much on the predetermined beats of sitcom writing that Must Love Dogs is too stiff to qualify as lightweight.
Full Review| Original Score: 2/4
Brent Simon
Now Playing Magazine
July 29, 2005
A high-end Lifetime production.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Christopher Smith
Bangor Daily News (Maine)
September 1, 2005
This lazily conceived movie wouldn't be much without the strength of its cast, which saves it the string of cliches that might have buried it.
| Original Score: C+
Uri Lessing
eFilmCritic.com
July 29, 2005
...homosexual characters in romantic comedies serve the same role that Eunuchs did in the ancient Middle East:nonsexual good listeners who exist to assist hapless rich women.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Jeanne Aufmuth
Palo Alto Weekly
July 26, 2005
Its flaws are patently obvious and they aren't pretty.
| Original Score: '2.5/4'
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
July 28, 2005
[T]ries way too hard. Watching the movie is like being on a first date, it's trying so earnestly to be normal and nice and not freak you out...
Rob Blackwelder
SPLICEDWire
July 28, 2005
The film's curdled aftertaste is so frustrating that it may be hard to remember why Must Love Dogs ever seemed so endearing and entertaining in the first place.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
July 28, 2005
Must Love Dogs is the kind of film that benefits far too much from its very talented veteran cast.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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