America's Sweethearts

Metascore
44

Mixed or average reviews - based on 32 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 32
  2. Negative: 9 out of 32

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Critic Reviews

  1. Baltimore Sun
    Reviewed by: Michael Sragow
    88
    Turns the kleig lights around to produce a wry and dead-on commentary on the film industry and the journalists who cover it.
  2. Terrifically funny romantic comedy, is a slam-dunk for Julia Roberts, the Michael Jordan of cuteness.
  3. 75
    Surprisingly funny and sweet, despite some missed comic opportunities and curious casting choices.
  4. The result is a back-lot studio tour that's not exactly good-natured, but terrific fun and it gives the ensemble cast plenty of clowning opportunities.
  5. Though an uneven, often confused, mixed bag -- the movie gradually comes together to be a fairly hilarious inside-Hollywood farce.
  6. 67
    At its heart the film wants nothing more than to make you giggle, and at that it succeeds admirably.
  7. 63
    For the farce it so desperately wants to be, the film often feels slack and too reliant on so-so punch lines for laughs.
  8. All these good actors and all Crystal's sass and witty candor can't bring back the heyday of Billy Wilder and Preston Sturges. Or even, most of the time, their off-days.
  9. Philadelphia Inquirer
    Reviewed by: Steven Rea
    63
    Christopher Walken has the best moments in the whole thing, portraying the wacked-out auteur of the Gwen-and-Eddie vehicle. Sadly, he's only in America's Sweethearts a few hilarious minutes.
  10. Reviewed by: Jay Carr
    63
    You keep waiting for it to go into orbit, to be really fizzy and outrageous, like the screwball farce it wants to be. Instead, the film settles for the merely serviceable.
  11. 63
    This movie is a cookie. A slightly stale generic-brand cookie.
User Score
5.6

Mixed or average reviews- based on 42 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 19
  2. Negative: 8 out of 19
  1. JenniferL.
    Feb 20, 2006
    2
    One of my all-time top 20 worst movies, right up there with Batman and Robin, and VI Warshawski
  2. Dec 29, 2013
    0
    Definitely on of the worst movies I've ever seen. The plot was all over the place, you didn't know who they were trying to focus on or what itDefinitely on of the worst movies I've ever seen. The plot was all over the place, you didn't know who they were trying to focus on or what it was even about. This movie left me dumbfounded at how bad it was. Full Review »