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TV Guide
August 12, 2009
Utterly devoid of subtlety and grace, Speechless is a desperate, thrown-together hodgepodge that tries to glide by on the supposedly surefire chemistry of the pairing of Davis and Keaton.

August 12, 2009
The rivalry never sparks, the pace flags and it seems pointless to enter donkeys in a race designed for thoroughbreds.
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Brian Lowry
March 26, 2009
Never achieves the madcap hilarity of the '40s romantic comedies it seeks to emulate, and some of the dramatic moments feel a bit forced.
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Derek Adams
Time Out
June 24, 2006
Mugging to an unfunny script, Keaton and Davis are no Tracy and Hepburn, and the funereal pace doesn't help.
Rob Thomas
Capital Times (Madison, WI)
September 2, 2004
Toothless as political satire and bland as romantic comedy.
| Original Score: 2/5
Scott Renshaw
November 6, 2003
A limp, poorly structured would-be romantic comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle
November 6, 2003
It comes down to the charms of Keaton and Davis in the end. You like these characters and root for them to score.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Chris Hicks
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
November 6, 2003
This is intelligent romantic comedy of the kind we get all too seldom these days, and the plot is something Cary Grant and Katharine Hepburn would have loved in their prime.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
May 20, 2003
Ron Underwood, the director of City Slickers, once again compromises appealing actors and an entertaining premise with a needless overlay of mush.
Clint Morris
September 20, 2002
Great Cast - pity nothing happens in it.
| Original Score: 2/5
Steve Rhodes
Internet Reviews
July 28, 2002
The movie starts slow but has two or three good laughs. After that it is downhill all the way.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Ian Waldron-Mantgani
Apollo Guide
April 27, 2002
There's no snappy exchange of one-liners, and certainly not the fire that would come onto the screen if the characters bothered to talk about their political convictions.
Read More | Original Score: 50/100
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
January 10, 2002
Director Ron Underwood keeps the film humming along with one surprise after another.
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James Berardinelli
January 1, 2000
Speechless is overplotted and underwritten. Every situation is straight out of stock, with no room for variation or originality.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
The level of humor is dialed safely down to the Sitcom setting, which limits what can happen, and how much we can care about it.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
The movie's a campaign disaster from the get-go, and no amount of damage control (including MGM's extensive publicity) can hide it.
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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
November 4, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
Chuck O'Leary
Fantastica Daily
October 9, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
Emanuel Levy
August 12, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
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