The Sweetest Thing Reviews

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 29, 2010
Extremely lowbrow -- definitely not for kids.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Rob Gonsalves
eFilmCritic.com
September 23, 2007
It's not great or inspired by any means, but it's cute and amusing enough.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Judith Egerton
Courier-Journal (Louisville, KY)
June 25, 2004
Call it a younger, West Coast cousin to Sex and the City, or There's Something About Mary from the woman's point of view.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Andrew Manning
Radio Free Entertainment
January 13, 2003
Just when you think it's going to be a sappy chick flick, The Sweetest Thing surprises with a lewd joke or half-naked girl.
Full Review | Original Score: 7.5/10
Matthew Turner
ViewLondon
October 30, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
June 5, 2002
All right, so it's not a brilliant piece of filmmaking, but it is a funny (sometimes hilarious) comedy with a deft sense of humor about itself, a playful spirit and a game cast.
Michael Szymanski
Zap2it.com
May 20, 2002
What's most wonderful is that all the heartless, cruel cads are played by women, and the seemingly sensitive, prey being stalked are played by guys.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Mike McGranaghan
Aisle Seat
April 22, 2002
It made me laugh. And in a film like this, that is the only defense for liking it.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Jim Judy
Screen It!
April 16, 2002
A silly, sophomoric and often rather funny and cute tale.
Full Review | Original Score: 5.5/10
Doris Toumarkine
Film Journal International
April 16, 2002
A slick bit of often-entertaining vulgarity that just may click with its intended audience.
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
April 12, 2002
A fast, funny, highly enjoyable movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Dustin Putman
TheFilmFile.com
April 12, 2002
Has some valuable insights into the dating world to go with its outlandish comicality...one of the biggest delights of the spring season.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
April 12, 2002
Bound to appeal to women looking for a howlingly trashy time.
| Original Score: 4/5
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Stephen Hunter
Washington Post
April 12, 2002
Clever packaging of boy fantasy and girl fantasy.
| Original Score: 3/5
Jack Garner
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
April 12, 2002
Director Roger Kumble offers just enough sweet and traditional romantic comedy to counter the crudity. And there's the inimitable Diaz, holding it all together.
| Original Score: 7/10
Top Critic
Connie Ogle
Miami Herald
April 12, 2002
A cheerfully twisted, energetic chick flick that simply does not waste time taking itself seriously.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Top Critic
Scott Von Doviak
Fort Worth Star-Telegram/DFW.com
April 12, 2002
If Diaz wants to keep panty-dancing in movie after movie, who am I to complain?
Top Critic
Claudia Puig
USA Today
April 12, 2002
Though many of its grossest moments draw groans rather than guffaws, and a few yawns, Sweetest is occasionally and audaciously funny.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Brian Orndorf
Modamag.com
April 12, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Tor Thorsen
Reel.com
April 11, 2002
The film has has the trappings of your typical chick flick, with the requisite female bonding and pop-ditty soundtrack. But the unexceptional story is dotted with enough moments of sheer hilarity to set it just above its estrogen-oozing ilk.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
April 29, 2009
Top Critic
Robert Koehler
Variety
July 23, 2008
Top Critic
David Ansen
Newsweek
November 1, 2007
Top Critic
Geoff Andrew
Time Out
February 9, 2006
Neil Norman
This is London
December 15, 2003
Lynne Truss
Daily Mail [UK]
December 15, 2003
Steven Snyder
Zertinet Movies
March 5, 2003
Jean Lowerison
San Diego Metropolitan
October 21, 2002
Margaret A. McGurk
Cincinnati Enquirer
October 15, 2002

Guardian
October 2, 2002
Kevin N. Laforest
Montreal Film Journal
September 10, 2002

FilmFour.com
September 3, 2002
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
August 29, 2002
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
August 17, 2002

CinemaBlend.com
August 12, 2002
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Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News
August 9, 2002

Boston Phoenix
April 20, 2002
Kim Linekin
eye WEEKLY
April 15, 2002
Gary Brown
Houston Community Newspapers
April 13, 2002
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Atlanta Journal-Constitution
April 13, 2002
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