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  • Summary: Graced with a velvet voice, 21-year-old Violet Sanford (Perabo) heads to New York to pursue her dream of becoming a songwriter only to find her aspirations sidelined by the accolades and notoriety she receives at her "day" job as a barmaid at Coyote Ugly. (Touchstone Pictures)
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 29
  2. Negative: 17 out of 29
  1. 75
    As shallow as a shot glass.
  2. Reviewed by: Tom Keogh
    50
    An authentically spirited popcorn movie.
  3. Welcome to the brave new world of slut-chic cosmetic feminism.
  4. Reviewed by: Jay Carr
    38
    Such an utter piece of fluff so conceptually barren it might as well be a music video.
  5. A bad movie for connoisseurs of the genre.
  6. 20
    Miss Piper single-handedly destroys what could have been a competent little movie about chicks being naughty and getting ahead.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 21
  2. Negative: 8 out of 21
  1. NatalieB.
    Dec 19, 2005
    10
    This film is ace!!!!
  2. ChrisK.
    May 31, 2006
    5
    The film's interesting. The story behind the bar with musicians who manage to make a living one way or another. Half of the movie is The film's interesting. The story behind the bar with musicians who manage to make a living one way or another. Half of the movie is probably covered in booze and bras, but that's how most people see it. There are some lessons to be learned, I take that back... a few lessons here. It's worth a rent, just not a buy. Expand
  3. AP
    Jul 10, 2007
    0
    I had the misfortune of believing the movie would improve as it neared the end. I was wrong.
  4. Jan 9, 2012
    0
    Coyote Ugly is one of those movies that hides behind its feel good ending. The fact that everyone ends up happy at the end doesn't mean thatCoyote Ugly is one of those movies that hides behind its feel good ending. The fact that everyone ends up happy at the end doesn't mean that the film isn't a sexist, overly long, overly shmaltzy piece of terrible cinema. Sure there may be some who consider the film a piece of female empowerment cinema (Zack Snyder probably) but in the real world its just a story about a girl who gets pushed into a corner and uses her 'feminine' ways to get herself out. The romance between Perabo and Garcia is empty as the two have no chemistry and the scripting is terrible. Its beginning to end a terrible film that I advise you to avoid. Unlike Sucker Punch this piece of female empowerment doesn't have some visually stunning fight scenes to fall back on, just a tepid love story and some uninspired music choices. Expand

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