Metascore
11

Overwhelming dislike - based on 18 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 18
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 18
  3. Negative: 17 out of 18

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Critic Reviews

  1. In Date Movie, the hormones, anxiety, and princess jealousy that fuel the majority of Hollywood love stories are made so excessive that the romance itself is revealed to be...every bit as big a crock as it usually is.
  2. 38
    Date Movie has enough laughs to make rambunctious dudes hoot and holler, but not nearly enough to ensure the happy ending it promises.
  3. Aaron Seltzer and Jason Friedberg, who wrote the screenplay, have crammed dozens of movie parodies into this deliberately juvenile spoof of romantic comedies. Mr. Seltzer, who directed, has made very few of them funny.
  4. 30
    This anemic genre parody from two of the six writers of "Scary Movie" strives for the goofball precision of the brothers Zucker and, long before it reaches the end of its 70-odd minutes, gives you newfound respect for the comic genius of the brothers Wayans (two of the other writers of "Scary Movie").
  5. Date Movie, alas, is here to remind us that slapstick can be just plain bad. These are sight gags best appreciated with a blindfold.
  6. A lame pastiche of Hollywood romances.
  7. 25
    The choice is yours: Shell out 10 bucks for this dire spoof of recent romantic comedies a la "Scary Movie" and "Not Another Teen Movie", or toss your 12-year-old nephew a quarter and get him to act out scenes from his favorite movies for 80 minutes: The entertainment value will be about the same.
  8. Reviewed by: Joe Leydon
    20
    Arguably the lamest of all the free-wheeling genre parodies that have taken flight since "Airplane!," Date Movie is stupefyingly unfunny in its attempts to mock romantic comedies, celebrities, reality TV shows and anything else that pops into the heads of its creators.
  9. The only thing remotely resembling parody in this depressing waste of time and money is Jennifer Coolidge's sendup of Barbra Streisand as an over-the-top string of Jewish mother clich├ęs.
  10. Reviewed by: Anna Smith
    20
    A lowest common denominator spoof.
  11. This crass drag of a dud at best manages to elicit just a couple of half-hearted chuckles over the course of its 80-minute allotment.
  12. "Comedy is hard," said Steve Martin. For the writers of Date Movie, it's apparently impossible.
  13. 0
    A collection of throwaway gags from other movies, a big blue recycling barrel of comedy waiting for the trash collector. It's rated PG-13 because 13 is the maximum age of those who might find it funny.
  14. 0
    Elapsed time before I walked out: 29 minutes Total laughs (in that period): 0
  15. Date Movie is a good date movie in one sense: If you're still speaking to the person who brought you to see this, you just might have a future together.
  16. 0
    Pre- credits, Date Movie runs a mere 70 minutes, which increasingly seems like seven minutes, repeated 10 times.
  17. 0
    It's kind of amazing that a joke-a-second comedy like Date Movie doesn't contain a single laugh.
  18. 0
    Boasting that your film features "two of the six writers of Scary Movie," as this film's marketing campaign does, is like bragging that you came in second in the annual Bulwer-Lytton Bad Fiction Contest.
User Score
2.9

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 220 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 80
  2. Negative: 55 out of 80
  1. DavidK
    Jul 16, 2007
    5
    Absolutely Hilarious. Laugh Out loud comedy. yet it deserves no more than 5/10 Why? well for comedy it gets 10/10 For story and how good the Absolutely Hilarious. Laugh Out loud comedy. yet it deserves no more than 5/10 Why? well for comedy it gets 10/10 For story and how good the film is it gets 1/10 thats 5.5/10 so i rounded down as story is more important the humor Full Review »
  2. Mar 3, 2013
    2
    Oh my gosh this was terrible. The story is so downright unfunny and boring. I laughed like 3 times during the whole thing. If you want toOh my gosh this was terrible. The story is so downright unfunny and boring. I laughed like 3 times during the whole thing. If you want to laugh, watch Scary Movie. Full Review »
  3. Apr 21, 2011
    4
    I find it somewhat amusing and I didn't hate it. Gave me a chuckle here and there but a lot of it was just flat out lame. Better than DisasterI find it somewhat amusing and I didn't hate it. Gave me a chuckle here and there but a lot of it was just flat out lame. Better than Disaster Movie and Epic Movie at least. Full Review »