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June 22, 2016
The only surprise here is that the misogynistic screenplay was written by three females.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
October 27, 2010
[It] attempts to be hip and edgy by featuring plenty of discussions about boy parts and girl parts and how they become friends with one another. However, the makers of this film clearly have no idea about how men and women actually interact.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
July 22, 2009
Butler has a funny way with a line and a natural comic virility, something Heigl's previous leads lacked. But they don't click as a couple, perhaps because they're kept apart by a wordy script overloaded with blue banter.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
July 26, 2009
...despite some execrable dialogue, the clocklike predictability of the jokes and a total lack of faith in the audience's powers of discernment, Heigl and Butler almost pull it off.
Full Review | Original Score: 76/100
July 24, 2009
Here's a romantic comedy where the female lead ends up in the arms of a sexual manipulator. You go, girl!
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
September 29, 2012
The screenplay is written by three females, who write women like they hate them and men like they've never met a real one.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
July 23, 2009
Katherine Heigl and Gerard Butler are so pleasant in The Ugly Truth that it's a shame to spoil their party. But toil and try as they do, the comedy bogs down in relentless predictability and the puzzling overuse of naughty words.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
July 23, 2009
Hollywood, it seems, has lost the knack of how to make a good romantic comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
July 24, 2009
With its set 'em up, knock 'em down series of cliches, The Ugly Truth marks off the romantic comedy checklist.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
July 23, 2009
There is little chemistry between co-stars Katherine Heigel and Gerard Butler in this charmless war of the sexes story, but there is even less between its two genres.
Full Review | Original Score: D
February 18, 2012
Full Review | Original Score: D
July 21, 2009
By the time they have their big showdown in a hot air balloon (a sequence, incidentally, featuring some of the fakiest green-screen work in recent memory), you'll be pleading for an 'Oh, the humanity!' ending to this cinematic Hindenberg.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
July 24, 2009
Aside from being relational science-fiction, The Ugly Truth feels about 150 years out of date -- or it would, if the script weren't so clinically dependent on the topics of masturbation and genitalia and raunch.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
August 9, 2010
If all you need is a fix of puerile smut and puddle-deep romantic giggles and can't wait for the next episode of Two and a Half Men, The Ugly Truth should do the trick.
July 23, 2009
This asinine romantic comedy doesn't have an original bone in it's body.
September 10, 2009
As a girls'-night-out movie for those in the right frame of mind, it gets some laughs, even a few big ones. But this opposites-attract comedy is wildly uneven: There are long stretches of down time, and some of the humor is so crude it backfires.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
August 7, 2009
A comedy so utterly mechanical that you can smell the grease lubricating the nuts and bolts.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
August 9, 2009
Grocery shopping is arguably a more novel experience than Robert Luketic's The Ugly Truth.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
August 11, 2009
The film is desperate to be edgy, but its attempts at adult humour are woefully misjudged.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
July 24, 2009
The ugly truth about the eager-to-please The Ugly Truth is that Katherine Heigl and Gerard Butler are all wrong for each other -- and all wrong for this disappointingly ordinary film.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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