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Two Can Play That Game Reviews

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Ted Murphy
December 21, 2001
"Two Can Play That Game" has some amusing moments, showcases a terrific cast, but falters in real matters of the heart.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Scott Weinberg
Apollo Guide
January 8, 2002
I shudder at the thought of a 14-year old girl watching this film.
| Original Score: 40/100
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
September 6, 2001
Don't trust directors who prefer punch lines to character development.
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Claudia Puig
USA Today
September 6, 2001
Both sexes are portrayed as superficial and silly.
Dan Lybarger
Lawrence Journal-World
September 5, 2001
"Two Can Play That Game" is one look at gender warfare that could use a little more ammunition.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Rob Blackwelder
September 6, 2001
Populated by pathetically shallow "players" of both sexes and very talented actors trapped by their skin color in a tired genre of self-perpetuating stereotypes.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Susan Granger
September 13, 2001
Full Review| Original Score: 4/10
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
September 7, 2001
We've seen this all before, and better.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
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Gene Seymour
September 7, 2001
No one in this buppie fantasia, including its creative team, seems to have any interest in leaving the high school of the mind.
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
September 7, 2001
Doesn't anyone get sick of this same old routine?
| Original Score: 1.5/5
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Robert Koehler
September 10, 2001
Few recent movies have conceived their central female character more contemptuously -- a fanatic for a lifestyle that appears to have come from the bestselling The Rules and someone who is obviously set up for a satiric fall.
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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
September 14, 2001
Fox and Chestnut, with their fine looks and fine wardrobes, are all dressed up for a party that most guests bailed on in the last days of the old millennium.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Jim Judy
Screen It!
September 7, 2001
We don't like the characters -- both because they have no redeeming qualities beyond their looks and due to them being one-dimensional creations.
Guylaine Cadorette
September 27, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Luke Y. Thompson
New Times
September 6, 2001
That's all this movie is, a string of would-be jokes that are hammered home by nonstop narration that shouldn't be necessary.
JoBlo's Movie Emporium
February 20, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
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Michael Rechtshaffen
Hollywood Reporter
August 31, 2001
A low-rent Waiting to Exhale that wages the battle of the sexes with precious little ingenuity and even less charm despite the efforts of an appealing ensemble led by Vivica A. Fox.
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Mark Holcomb
Village Voice
September 4, 2001
The only truth Brown reveals in this mean-spirited slag is what a world-class misogynist he is.
Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central
September 6, 2001
Little more than a naughty-talking, ninety-minute commercial for cool refreshments and prehistoric gender stereotypes.
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Loren King
Chicago Tribune
September 6, 2001
A listless, witless battle-of-the-sexes movie that's nothing more than a canned sitcom with more sex and 'ho' references.
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