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The Heartbreak Kid Reviews

November 17, 2011
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
August 12, 2008
If The Heartbreak Kid doesn't go totally wrong, its big problem is that doesn't really go anywhere. It just sort of lies there, like dumb Lila on the beach, waiting to turn gold.
January 18, 2008
The original's premise has been stripped of anything to do with upward mobility, and except for one shot involving a Prince Albert, the Farrellys' signature shock humor is largely absent.
Read More | Original Score: 1/6
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
It just falls flat, flat, flat.
October 5, 2007
Gratingly unfunny, mean-spirited Farrelly brothers flick.
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
Strip away the appalling gross-out gags and you'd be left with a movie worth seeing.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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
It's funny in spots if you can tune out the Farrellys' ultra-crass jokes -- along with any memory of the first movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
October 5, 2007
The Heartbreak Kid, while not without its share of tiny, ephemeral pleasures, is a surprisingly flat and unamusing comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
October 5, 2007
While the film needs the put-upon Ben Stiller of Flirting With Disaster or There's Something About Mary, it instead gets the recently emerged, more manic version of Stiller, who immediately throws the humor out of balance.
Read More | Original Score: C
October 5, 2007
The new version doesn't have any of the ethnic nuance or black-comic nastiness of the earlier one, and the Farrellys miss the opportunity to add their own.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
October 5, 2007
The Farrelly Brothers have jumped the orifice.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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
The Farrelly brothers blow all the good will accumulated in the first half of the movie by taking the humor deeper and deeper into Tedious Cad Land, where Stiller's self-obsessed, nattering guyishness turns pathological and strange.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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
The Farrellys, who with There's Something About Mary helped lay the groundwork for the mixture of raunchiness and heart that Judd Apatow has perfected, seem painfully dated here.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
October 5, 2007
Peter and Bobby Farrelly make a half-hearted attempt to reclaim the arena of raunch with their remake of the 1972 comedy The Heartbreak Kid.
Read More | Original Score: 1/4
October 5, 2007
A squirmy miscalculation of tone.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
October 5, 2007
This remake is ultimately content to be repugnant.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
October 5, 2007
Supplies the laughs, but the heart is missing.
October 5, 2007
The film's best moment by far comes from Eddie's under-the-thumb buddy Mac (Rob Corddry), who advises that the key to a healthy marriage is to 'plaster on a smile and wait patiently for the sweet embrace of death'.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/6
October 5, 2007
This hit-and-miss attempt by the Farrelly brothers to up their own ante on crude smacks of comic desperation.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
October 5, 2007
[The Farrelly Brothers'] squeamish, childish fascination with bodily ickiness, when crossed with the iffy sexual politics of the original, yields a comic vision remarkable for its hysterical misogyny.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
October 4, 2007
If I were in movie hell, I'd rather see Good Luck Chuck again than return to this atrocity.
October 4, 2007
A grim, shrill, deluded and incredibly depressing movie, so bewilderingly mean-spirited that the trademark Farrelly Brothers gross-out scenes feel like the sweetest.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
October 4, 2007
Eddie comes off not as a beleaguered Everyman, but a heedless, dishonest knob.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
October 4, 2007
The Farrellys' un-PC blend of sex, obscenity, and slapstick comes across as cruel this time because the brothers reduce a very human situation to a series of gross gags.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
October 4, 2007
The Farrellys manage to have their cake and scarf it down, disgustingly, too.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
October 4, 2007
Consistently full of laugh-out-loud moments. The sight gags are outrageous, the story is genuinely involving and the whole movie has a bit of sweetness to it.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
October 4, 2007
[The Farrelly Brothers] have taken what was a minor classic and annihilated everything that was funny about it.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
October 4, 2007
Peter and Bobby Farrelly's take on the 1972 Neil Simon-Elaine May original is not nearly as funny as you'd like for a movie that reunites them with There's Something About Mary star Ben Stiller in another gross-out romance.
October 4, 2007
For the Farrelly brothers, topping the slapstick and gross-out comedy of their lowbrow hits such as Dumb & Dumber and There's Something About Mary was never going to be easy. But in The Heartbreak Kid, they have outdone themselves.
October 4, 2007
Monaghan's comic timing saves this go-nowhere affair from 100 percent lousiness, and I couldn't really tell you why; she doesn't earn any laughs, exactly; there are none, but she's charming and she makes tiny bits of a stuporous flop slightly less grim.
Read More | Original Score: 1/4
October 4, 2007
Like much of the Farrellys' work, there's no soul to what might very well be a Something About Mary sequel.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
October 4, 2007
For all its lapses in grace and pacing, The Heartbreak Kid somehow manages to wear away resistance with the simple charms exhibited by its cast, including Akerman, whose sportsmanship is above and beyond the call of duty.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
October 2, 2007
Farrelly brothers films are looking better and better, but aren't nearly as funny as their grungy early films that hit with the stealth and vigor of guerrilla commandos.
September 10, 2007
Uproarious romp, grounded in believable if gleefully implausible human behavior, is a model of comic timing.