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The Heartbreak Kid Reviews

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Tricia Olszewski
Washington City Paper
March 6, 2008
Bobby and Peter Farrelly don't bring any fresh insight or relevance to their remake of The Heartbreak Kid. Mainly, they've taken a decent comedy and turned it into a...decent comedy.
Paul Byrnes
Sydney Morning Herald
December 1, 2007
It's like watching the younger brother of There's Something About Mary: it's brash and talks too loud, it's a bit snotty and it so wants to be as cool as its older sibling.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Urban Cinefile
November 17, 2007
Beyond its contagious, wacky humour, the film has a very sweet heart
Michael A. Smith
Nolan's Pop Culture Review
October 25, 2007
The cast is pitch perfect, with Stiller adding another notable character to his resumé.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
S. Jhoanna Robledo
Common Sense Media
October 22, 2007
Hard-R Farrelly bros. remake offers crude laughs.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Philip French
Observer (UK)
October 20, 2007
Fairly entertaining.
Brent Simon
Screen International
October 13, 2007
The performances are almost uniformly engaging, with Stiller cycling through a catalog of sputtering resistance ploys that still work, no matter their familiarity.
Brian Webster
Apollo Guide
October 11, 2007
There are enough really funny scenes to more than make up for the obnoxiousness and humourless stretches. Not exactly the ringing endorsement you'd hope for.
| Original Score: 72/100
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
October 10, 2007
[A] hit-or-miss, not-as-bad-as-you've-heard remake of the 1972 minor classic.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Mike McGranaghan
Aisle Seat
October 8, 2007
Despite some sizeable flaws, I still recommend the movie for what it is: a laugh machine.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Prairie Miller
Long Island Press
October 6, 2007
An insane role reversal that positions the gorgeous trophy bride as the unrequited ugly duckling to Ben Stiller's geeky womanizing newlywed stud.
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Claudia Puig
USA Today
October 5, 2007
Though not as engaging as Knocked Up, there is enough humor to keeps us entertained.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
October 5, 2007
It's still pretty funny to see Ben Stiller take one -- or eight -- for the team.
| Original Score: 3/4
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Tom Keogh
Seattle Times
October 5, 2007
[It] won't get any prizes for its nuanced examination of the human heart. But it is straightforward and honest about the absurd, if sometimes defensible, price of placing desire above reason. It is also, yes, extremely funny at times.
| Original Score: 3/4
James Hebert
San Diego Union-Tribune
October 5, 2007
In this remake of the 1972 film, the Farrellys -- proud perpetrators of Dumb and Dumber, There's Something About Mary and other jolly assaults on good taste -- turn Neil Simon's script inside out and flog it like a piñata.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Jack Mathews
New York Daily News
October 5, 2007
In some ways, the Farrelly brothers' remake of The Heartbreak Kid is better than Elaine May's 1972 comedy. In other ways, not so much.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald
October 5, 2007
There's nothing in The Heartbreak Kid that can compare to, say, the hair gel bit from Mary. But there's something to be said for a comedy that derives its laughs the old-fashioned way.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Bob Strauss
Los Angeles Daily News
October 5, 2007
This one's all about the big, unbelievable guffaws, of which the movie delivers about a dozen. Some may still call it heresy, but it's nothing to get heartbroken over.
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Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail
October 5, 2007
There are some good laughs to be found here, but you'll need patience to extract them from the filler.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Pete Hammond
Maxim
October 5, 2007
An outrageously hilarious and RAUNCHY comedy that creates so many huge - and we mean humungous - laughs you will probably have to see it more than once just to catch all the dialogue.
| Original Score: 4.5/5
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Bob Mondello
NPR.org
October 18, 2008
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Atlanta Journal-Constitution
October 18, 2008
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St. Louis Post-Dispatch
October 6, 2007
Ken Fox
TV Guide
October 5, 2007
There's just not enough of what we've come to expect from the Farrellys: gut-busting laughs, jaw-dropping gross-outs and heart-tugging sincerity.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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