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The Ugly Truth Reviews

November 17, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
August 7, 2009
We're left with a few giggles and the option to be offended by the gender stereotypes - if we can be bothered.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
July 28, 2009
I think it's safe to say that the concerns about sexism in cinema that Heigl voiced so ardently after her career-making turn in Knocked Up have ebbed in direct proportion to the increases in her subsequent paychecks.
July 27, 2009
It's just not believable.
July 27, 2009
The Ugly Truth has a nice moment here and there, but there is much more ugliness than truth.
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Aside from being relational science-fiction, The Ugly Truth feels about 150 years out of date -- or it would, if the script weren't so clinically dependent on the topics of masturbation and genitalia and raunch.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
July 24, 2009
Say no to Hollywood hackery and cynical, demographic-courting filmmaking. Say no to movies made by people who condescend and treat you like bleating sheep. Say no to The Ugly Truth.
Read More | Original Score: 0/4
July 24, 2009
Despite the fact that it swims in a veritable ocean of romantic comedy clichés, The Ugly Truth should manage to captivate and charm men and women alike.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
July 24, 2009
Ugly is, indeed, the word for any comedy that manages to insult both its cast and audience with nearly every scene.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
July 24, 2009
The ugly truth about The Ugly Truth is the fact that -- funny though it is -- it could have been a whole lot funnier.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
July 24, 2009
Romantic comedies are an increasingly debased genre, but few recent Hollywood products have been anywhere near as crass and contrived as The Ugly Truth.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/4
July 24, 2009
Until that final, inevitable kiss, we have to listen to them, and the clatter of their crude, brainless exchanges is unbearable.
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 24, 2009
The truth is this movie is ugly, in spirit and execution.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
July 24, 2009
Opposites attract, but you'll really wish they hadn't by the time The Ugly Truth is through.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
July 24, 2009
The film is so predictable that it might as well have been written as a test classroom exercise in RomCom 101.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
July 24, 2009
The Ugly Truth wants to have it both ways, reveling in a misogyny it claims to deplore.
July 24, 2009
Contrived as a crossover between a female-friendly romantic comedy and a male-targeted, anti-political correctness jab, The Ugly Truth veers between crude and cloying.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
July 24, 2009
A cynical, clumsy, aptly titled attempt to cross the female-oriented romantic comedy with the male-oriented gross-out comedy.
Read More | Original Score: 1/5
July 23, 2009
"Beats the @%$# out of me," says Butler when asked why he secretly loves her. Us too, but it's grating to when every scene is about her being wrong and him being right
Full Review | Original Score: D+
July 23, 2009
A blandly raunchy star vehicle that does its stars few favors.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
July 23, 2009
In its wan attempt to be raunchy, the picture fails where Judd Apatow has usually succeeded; written by three women, this is a girl's mistaken idea of an R-rated comedy.
July 23, 2009
If you like things that are predictable, I can predict you'll love "The Ugly Truth," a new romantic comedy starring Katherine Heigl and Gerard Butler. I sincerely doubt anyone else will respond to its labored scenes and smutty, tittering, unfunny jokes.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
July 23, 2009
Under the direction of Robert Luketic, The Ugly Truth is pleasingly glossy, refreshingly snarky and startlingly sexy.
July 23, 2009
Toss this ugly crap to the curb, along with the other multiplex garbage, and see a romance that gets it right. I'm talking (500) Days of Summer.
Read More | Original Score: .5/4
July 23, 2009
Do I really have to go through it? Can't we all just rewatch Woman of the Year instead?
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
July 23, 2009
Here's hoping that this unfunny comedy doesn't set both sexes back by 50 years.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
July 23, 2009
The people responsible for The Ugly Truth were also responsible for Legally Blonde. That must have been a once-in-a-lifetime thing since this new movie is only half as entertaining as the other one.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
July 23, 2009
Heigl and Butler have real chemistry together, but The Ugly Truth is the sort of rom-com apparatus that no relationship can overcome.
Full Review | Original Score: D
July 23, 2009
Slow and odorous, The Ugly Truth is mired in phoniness up to its neck. And above that, there's nothing.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
July 23, 2009
The film's central romance flips and flops like a dying fish.
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 22, 2009
The Ugly Truth isn't fizzy and fun -- it's vacuously snappy.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
July 22, 2009
The Ugly Truth? That's half right.
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 21, 2009
Butler's regular-guyness makes the character more likable than he should be; but Heigl, for all her screen presence, looks great but seems stiff, as if she's uncomfortable with the wilder physical comedy of the character.
July 20, 2009
Hit-and-miss comedy delivers the unsurprising news that opposites attract.
July 20, 2009
It's an odd, far-fetched twist on the Pygmalion story, with the modern angle of poking holes in political correctness, one that might have been made marginally convincing by a dollop of backstory or psychology.