Sweet Home Alabama Reviews

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December 3, 2002
November 6, 2002
Would be an unendurable viewing experience for this ultra-provincial New Yorker if 26-year-old Reese Witherspoon were not on hand to inject her pure fantasy character, Melanie Carmichael, with a massive infusion of old-fashioned Hollywood magic.
Top Critic
October 2, 2002
It's as preposterous and phony as a Confederate C-note, but Reese Witherspoon has so much natural beauty, talent and charm she guarantees more fun than the day the hogs ate Willie.
October 1, 2002
Despite her relentless vim and winsome facial symmetry, Witherspoon is just too dialed-up to be America's Sweetheart.
September 30, 2002
It is definitely worth seeing.
September 27, 2002
If you're a fan of Witherspoon, this movie was produced, shot, edited and distributed entirely for you.
September 27, 2002
Physical charms are no match for the generic predictability of the story.
September 27, 2002
Sweet Home Alabama is the latest picture to give you the sense that Hollywood filmmakers simply plucked another old pop-tune title ripe for ripping off, then were shaken by the rude reality of coming up with a script to jerry-build around it.
September 27, 2002
Reese Witherspoon makes the proverbial silk purse out of a sow's ear in the romantic comedy Sweet Home Alabama, demonstrating how even the most mediocre of material can be redeemed by a convincing performance.
September 27, 2002
Pure formula, right down to Melanie's final choice, which will come as no surprise to anyone paying attention.
September 27, 2002
This is a feel-good movie that does just that.
September 27, 2002
If you can tolerate the redneck-versus-blueblood cliches that the film trades in, Sweet Home Alabama is diverting in the manner of Jeff Foxworthy's stand-up act.
September 27, 2002
I didn't mind when Reese Witherspoon dyed her career Legally Blonde, but I found it downright disappointing to watch it go south in Sweet Home Alabama.
September 27, 2002
A movie with a more sitcomic premise you are unlikely to find.
September 27, 2002
As predictable as a Florida election controversy, as wholly amusing as a cold plate of grits.
September 27, 2002
Witherspoon is such a delight -- her comic timing so good, and her pixie-ish good looks so fascinating -- that she manages to make Sweet Home Alabama seem charming and funny.
September 27, 2002
A romantic comedy so rote, dull and predictable that it makes You've Got Mail seem innovative and fresh.
September 27, 2002
It's leaden and predictable, and laughs are lacking.
September 27, 2002
Light to the point of disposability, Sweet Home Alabama is a small screwball comic idea that spins out far too long.
September 27, 2002
A banal, virulently unpleasant excuse for a romantic comedy.
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