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The Heartbreak Kid Reviews

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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.
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
November 17, 2007
Beyond its contagious, wacky humour, the film has a very sweet heart
October 25, 2007
The cast is pitch perfect, with Stiller adding another notable character to his resumé.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
October 22, 2007
Hard-R Farrelly bros. remake offers crude laughs.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
October 20, 2007
Fairly entertaining.
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.
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.
Read More | Original Score: 72/100
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-
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
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.
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
October 5, 2007
It's still pretty funny to see Ben Stiller take one -- or eight -- for the team.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
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.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
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
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
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.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
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.
October 5, 2007
There are some good laughs to be found here, but you'll need patience to extract them from the filler.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
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.
Read More | Original Score: 4.5/5
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