Win a Date With Tad Hamilton! - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Win a Date With Tad Hamilton! Reviews

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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
January 20, 2004
For those who are looking for a mediocre teen date movie with a love story that it more obligatory than heartfelt, Win a Date will do the job.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Larry Carroll
FilmStew.com
January 23, 2004
It's no contest. The supporting performances of Gary Cole and Ginnifer Goodwin easily outshine the tepid romantic chemistry of this film's young leads.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star
January 23, 2004
West Virginia is Hollywood's piņata. Whenever there's the need for a) inbred cannibals, or b) backwoods yokels, producers take a swing at the poor, defenseless state.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
January 6, 2004
Exposition is poorly executed, genuine laughs come infrequently and you quickly lose confidence that the filmmakers even understand what their basic joke is.
Chris Barsanti
Film Threat
January 18, 2004
Straining for the aw-factor, "Win a Date with Tad Hamilton!" piles it all on poor Bosworth shoulders; it's just not fair, you see how narrow they are.
Full Review| Original Score: 2/5
Nick Schager
Lessons of Darkness
May 4, 2005
Fails to produce one single convincingly realistic moment.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
Garth Franklin
Dark Horizons
March 14, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Peter Sobczynski
Critic Doctor
January 22, 2004
Nearly everyone comes off like a sitcom character and the various plot twists seem more like plot contrivances than possible occurrences.
Joe Baltake
Sacramento Bee
January 23, 2004
The film is charming and likable but also seriously lackluster.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
January 23, 2004
Win a Date With Tad Hamilton! strives to be the movie equivalent of a milk shake, but the flavor is so bland it makes vanilla seem exotic.
Full Review| Original Score: 2/4
Nick Davis
Nick's Flick Picks
July 24, 2004
Grace isn't a confident or resourceful enough actor to withstand the film's lopsided focus on Tad, or Duhamel's unexpectedly warm and cheerful presence.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Sean Axmaker
Seattle Post-Intelligencer
January 22, 2004
... resembles a romantic comedy the same way freeze-dried rations resemble food. It has the same ingredients, but lacks the taste and texture of the real thing.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
January 23, 2004
[P]opulated with people that you can't figure out what the hell they see in each other.
Dan Lybarger
Nitrate Online
February 1, 2004
Win a Date with Tad Hamilton! isn't as lame as most January releases, but it's hardly a dream date.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Kevin Carr
Fat Guys at the Movies
January 17, 2016
It requires more than just setting reality aside for a while. It mocks reality.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Robert Koehler
Variety
January 8, 2004
A nice but inconsequential romancer.
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Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune
January 22, 2004
Win should please its core audience, which includes anyone who might actually want to win a date with Tad Hamilton. Others may opt to wait for another date with Kate Bosworth -- or Nathan Lane.
| Original Score: 2/4
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Gene Seymour
Newsday
January 22, 2004
The enterprise seems cobbled together by someone who reads nothing but back issues of People magazine.
| Original Score: 2/4
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Ty Burr
Boston Globe
January 23, 2004
Fourteen- year-old girls will find the movie enchanting. Your own response may depend on your tolerance for confectioner's sugar.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
January 23, 2004
There is no reason on God's good Earth to see this movie.
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