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Win a Date With Tad Hamilton! Reviews

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Beth Jones
Roanoke Times (Virginia)
January 27, 2004
Duhamel certainly passes as a fox - a fact I only mention because the folks at DreamWorks clearly use his looks as a marketing tool.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Brent Simon
Entertainment Today
January 26, 2004
Personality and affability can sustain a picture in this genre when story flaws might otherwise sabotage it. Long live Topher Grace and Gary Cole!
Full Review | Original Score: C+
John P. McCarthy
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
January 26, 2004
This breezy romantic comedy, like the winning date it depicts, may not be a deep experience -- but it's an entertaining one.
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
January 26, 2004
In a jaw-dropping moment of product placement, the characters actually discuss the merits of the brand of potato chip they're eating...
| Original Score: 2/4
Collin Souter
eFilmCritic.com
January 24, 2004
While the cast has its charm, they are nevertheless stuck in a by-the-numbers script that the main character would probably hate.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Frank Ochieng
Movie Eye
January 24, 2004
...innocuously breezy, witty, and acceptably charming in its saccharine-induced appeal...giddy gals will find Tad Hamilton refreshingly spry and spunky in hokey spirit
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Eric D. Snider
EricDSnider.com
January 24, 2004
What separates this film from its teen romantic-comedy brethren is that it entertains without pandering to its audience.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Robert Wilonsky
Dallas Observer
January 24, 2004
It buries a talented cast beneath jokes that have been canned and stored in bomb shelters since the Cold War.
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Stephanie Zacharek
Salon.com
January 24, 2004
Suffers from a lack of conviction.
Marshall Fine
Journal News (Westchester, NY)
January 24, 2004
Basic, sweet and, most important, funny.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Eric Lurio
Greenwich Village Gazette
January 24, 2004
This film is made especially for teenaged girls, and if you're not one of them, avoid this like the plague.
| Original Score: 1/5
David Noh
Film Journal International
January 24, 2004
Victor Levin's script, apart from the occasional bright line, is sappy to the max, and Robert Luketic's direction might please the 12-year-old girls who will surely form the movie's core audience.
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
January 23, 2004
The film's overall arc eventually gets precisely where it appears to be going, but refreshingly, the road it takes is not entirely familiar.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal
January 23, 2004
Exactly the kind of movie Tad Hamilton himself would make: cute 'n' cutesy 'n' contrived, with plenty of chances for audiences to alternate between 'ha!' and 'awww ...'
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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Mark Jenkins
Washington Post
January 23, 2004
It's hard to care whether it's Tad or Pete who wins Rosalee's heart, and Luketic's direction is merely functional. Yet the film is not a chore, mostly because its leading lady makes the not-quite-plausible Rosalee consistently appealing company.
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
January 23, 2004
There is no reason on God's good Earth to see this movie.

TV Guide
January 23, 2004
If not an affair to remember, this light-hearted romance's combination of fairy-tale plot elements and an attractive cast adds up to a generally pleasant, if ultimately forgettable, diversion.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Susan Walker
Toronto Star
January 23, 2004
Win A Date With Tad Hamilton might be as nauseating as its assumptions of wholesomeness, but for some smart dialogue and acting.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
January 23, 2004
It's all predictable stuff, but played with a nice lightness.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Carla Meyer
San Francisco Chronicle
January 23, 2004
Veering from throwback innocence to modern cynicism, the movie is neither a compelling underdog story nor an especially funny romantic comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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