Waking Up in Reno - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Waking Up in Reno Reviews

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J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader
May 15, 2009
Like Pabst Blue Ribbon, which the characters drink by the case, this bubba comedy about cheating spouses is good for a cheap buzz.
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John Patterson
L.A. Weekly
October 31, 2002
Brady achieves the remarkable feat of squandering a topnotch foursome of actors ... by shoving them into every clichéd white-trash situation imaginable.
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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
October 29, 2002
I like all four of the lead actors a lot and they manage to squeeze a few laughs out of the material, but they're treading water at best in this forgettable effort.
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Todd McCarthy
October 25, 2002
A hillbilly romantic comedy in which the hillbillies show up but the romance and comedy never do.
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Tom Keogh
Seattle Times
October 25, 2002
There's nothing remotely topical or sexy here.
| Original Score: 2/4
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
October 25, 2002
Nothing in Waking Up in Reno ever inspired me to think of its inhabitants as anything more than markers in a screenplay.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Michael Rechtshaffen
Hollywood Reporter
October 24, 2002
Finally coming down off of Miramax's deep shelves after a couple of aborted attempts, Waking Up in Reno makes a strong case for letting sleeping dogs lie.
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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
October 24, 2002
Every note rings false.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Philip Wuntch
Dallas Morning News
October 24, 2002
Oozes condescension from every pore.
Full Review | Original Score: D
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Mark Caro
Chicago Tribune
October 24, 2002
A feature-length, R-rated, road-trip version of Mama's Family.
| Original Score: 1/4
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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
February 3, 2002
Offers big, fat, dumb laughs that may make you hate yourself for giving in. Ah, what the hell.
| Original Score: 3.5/5