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Rumor Has It Reviews

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January 11, 2006
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/4
January 3, 2006
Even as a holiday throwaway, this James L. Brooks-style blend of comedy and character is lumpy and artificial, failing to extract enough truth from its sordid situations.
December 21, 2005
The film's few high points are outweighed and outnumbered by sequences that don't work and cast choices that should have been re-thought.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
December 27, 2005
Nichols' satirically pungent ambitions are reduced to an epiphany about love and marriage -- and an unconvincing one at that.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
December 22, 2005
[The film] entails a less-than-shattering insight about love and marriage, of interest only in that it inadvertently reveals just how fearful and reactionary we've grown about both since Benjamin and Elaine first got on that bus.
December 23, 2005
One of the very worst ideas for a movie since they decided to try to make a horror movie about rabbits.
Read More | Original Score: D
December 16, 2005
The movie never gets enough comic traction to take off into what it apparently wants to be: a personal odyssey of self-discovery mixed in with an examination of a genuine American movie classic.
December 21, 2005
A rhythm-less, laugh-less mess that mixes the big-screen Bewitched's post-modern nonsense with shades of Spanking the Monkey's interfamily attractions.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
December 20, 2005
While there are high points here and there, in general the film moves ploddingly, with individual scenes that don't 'build,' and an overall story that doesn't, either.
Full Review | Original Score: C
December 23, 2005
True invention is crushed by Reiner's steamroller direction, and his abilities to capture whatever it was that made Ted Griffin want to write a screenplay like this are lost to cinema heavens.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
December 27, 2005
Here's a rumor for ya: this is pretty bland stuff, despite all the clever people involved and good intentions to pull off a hip dramedy. Ultimately, Rumor Has It doesn't know what it wants to be.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
December 19, 2005
This would have been a fairly fun movie had the focus been on the film's most entertaining character, played by the inimitable Shirley MacLaine, rather than Jennifer Aniston and the rest of the gang.
Full Review | Original Score: C
December 27, 2005
Seeing [Reiner] work now is like watching Willie Mays hobble around in a Mets uniform during that pathetic final year when he hit .211.
Read More | Original Score: 1/4
December 22, 2005
Jesus may love Mrs. Robinson more than she will know, but some filmmakers don't seem to, based on their insistence on reviving her for the pallid and plodding Rumor Has It.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
December 22, 2005
Lacks the sparkle that we once came to expect from Reiner.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
January 7, 2006
Profoundly half-baked and needlessly manipulative...feels as annoyingly fluffy as an oversized marshmallow drowning in a cup of hot chocolate.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
February 11, 2006
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
December 23, 2005
Reiner is guilty of either mishandling his material on a grand scale or of not recognizing that the script starts with a dynamite idea but runs dry on page two.
Full Review| Original Score: 2/4
October 8, 2010
A romantic comedy with all the excitement of an AARP magazine cover story and negligible chemistry between Aniston and Costner. Given talk of infertility, let it be said "Rumor" is a series of rocky places in which comedy?s seed can find no purchase.
Full Review | Original Score: .5/4
May 4, 2006
As glazed and cooked as a Christmas ham.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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