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Win a Date With Tad Hamilton! Reviews

January 29, 2004
The actors, especially Grace, fight hard against a schizoid script (the kids are rubes one sec, hipsters the next) and cotton-candy direction from Robert Luketic.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
January 27, 2004
It must be admitted that the final 10 minutes of Win A Date With Tad Hamilton! are likable: one cliche following another, but with charming restraint. Or it might just have been that the movie's simple-mindedness wore me down.
January 24, 2004
Read More | Original Score: B-
January 24, 2004
Suffers from a lack of conviction.
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.
January 23, 2004
There is no reason on God's good Earth to see this movie.
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
January 23, 2004
It's all predictable stuff, but played with a nice lightness.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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
January 23, 2004
Too overbearing to be funny.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
January 23, 2004
The film may not break the romantic comedy mold, but at least it offers some engaging chiseling.
January 23, 2004
There is nothing special about this half-hearted satire of Hollywood and small-town life, and Bosworth is not particularly memorable in it.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
January 23, 2004
Date is precisely a date movie, nothing to be ashamed of but nothing to get all that excited about either.
Read More | Original Score: C+
January 23, 2004
What it lacks in clever writing and direction it nearly makes up for through its likable cast.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 23, 2004
A light yet deftly paced date movie.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
January 23, 2004
Here is a movie for people who haunt the aisles of the video stores searching for 1950s romances.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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
January 23, 2004
Sweet but clumsy, Win a Date with Tad Hamilton is a youth film with an appealing cast and not much idea what to do with it.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
January 22, 2004
A cast of sparkly young actors and the odd blip of genuine sweetness help sugarcoat tonal inconsistencies, the bluntness of the satire and the utter implausibility of the plot.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
January 22, 2004
Win a Date With Tad Hamilton! starts out as fresh as your popcorn, but turns stale before you finish it.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
January 22, 2004
Formulaic, predictable and skimpy on characters, it succeeds, thanks to a lively, fresh cast and a director who sidesteps cornball sweetness.
Read More | Original Score: B
January 22, 2004
Thanks to the good cast, there are worse ways to spend your time.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/5
January 22, 2004
The movie's got enough genuine wit to keep it a notch above most contemporary comedies.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
January 22, 2004
For a good time, make a date with Tad Hamilton.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 22, 2004
A sweet little nothing of a romantic comedy that has all the edge of an overstuffed cream puff.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
January 22, 2004
A sweet-natured romantic comedy that's easy viewing but could have used a little more energy and a little less unalloyed niceness to put it over with more punch.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
January 22, 2004
Win a Date is easy to like, and easy to forget.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
January 22, 2004
The enterprise seems cobbled together by someone who reads nothing but back issues of People magazine.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
January 22, 2004
The film feels terribly dated, flat and inbred, as if it was created by people who acquired all their knowledge of human nature from old movies.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
January 22, 2004
[A] refreshingly laid-back romantic comedy.
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.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
January 22, 2004
A fluffy, forgettable bit of froth that has little to do with reality as we know it.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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
January 20, 2004
An oddity, unsure of its tone and even of what period it's set in.
January 14, 2004
I found it to be a leftover John Hughes triangle.
Full Review | Original Score: C
January 8, 2004
A nice but inconsequential romancer.
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.