Metascore
17

Overwhelming dislike - based on 9 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 9
  2. Negative: 7 out of 9
  1. Reviewed by: Robert Abele
    Oct 27, 2011
    60
    While there's regrettably nothing terribly witty or surprising about any of this as either love story or laugh machine, director Scott Marshall does manage a breezy, good-natured tone toward this oft-mocked cultural phenomenon that allows for eye-rolling and smiling in equal measure.
  2. Reviewed by: Neil Genzlinger
    Oct 27, 2011
    40
    The script, by Mr. Marshall and R. A. White, doesn't contain enough that's genuinely funny, which leaves everybody trying too hard. Only Ann-Margret, as the fair's reigning queen, retains her dignity.
  3. Reviewed by: Roger Moore
    Oct 26, 2011
    38
    Give it points on setting and a couple of the performances, but the joke-starved All's Faire in Love only rarely rises to the level of fair to middling.
  4. Reviewed by: Joe Neumaier
    Oct 28, 2011
    20
    Finding a fresh setting for a comedy is difficult, but a Renaissance fair is too broad a target.
  5. Reviewed by: John Anderson
    Oct 26, 2011
    20
    Verily, this Scott Marshall-helmed production has several nutjob supporting performances that almost rescue its hackneyed plot, but there's not enough consistent madness to keep the film from what will be a fleeting theatrical career, followed by entombment on homevid.
  6. Reviewed by: Nick Schager
    Oct 25, 2011
    12
    All's Faire in Love's lackluster compositions and absence of rhythm are a perfect match for writer-director Scott Marshall's script (co-written with R.A. White and Jeffrey Ray Wine), which operates according to a Revenge of the Nerds-style us-versus-them template almost as stagnant as Ricci's phoned-in turn.
  7. Reviewed by: John DeFore
    Oct 28, 2011
    0
    From the opening credits -- an animated sequence so crude a junior-high art student would be ashamed of it -- to a climax in which Kate's dog is taken hostage with a crossbow, there's not an ounce of mirth in this parade of ghastly accents, tin-eared romantic montages and dime-store knavery.
  8. Reviewed by: Lou Lumenick
    Oct 28, 2011
    0
    Putting it as kindly as possible, this pitiful romantic comedy directed by Scott Marshall (dad Garry did "Pretty Woman'') peaks with its animated opening credits.
  9. Reviewed by: Marc Savlov
    Oct 26, 2011
    0
    There's punishment and then there's prolonged, squirm-inducing psychological torture, which is a more accurate description of All's Faire in Love, a romantic comedy that will only be "romantic" to audience members under the age of 14 and utterly devoid of genuine yuks and the necessary rom-com spark.

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