|Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) | Release Date: March 23, 2001||CRITIC SCORE DISTRIBUTION|
Heartbreakers itself is something of a con game: an expensive imitation of older, better films from older, often better times.
Crudely entertaining comedy.
To its credit, Heartbreakers lives up to expectations. Almost.
When the youngsters are out of the way and old pros Hackman and Weaver work, it's hard to really dislike Heartbreakers. Sometimes, it's even a little bit of harmless fun.
Cries out for the brisk pacing of a Sturges or a Wilder. As is, it's too lumpish, languid, and lukewarm to hit even the guilty pleasure zone.
Folks who are desperate to ogle Hewitt and Weaver probably can't be warned off this turkey.
Despite its talented and/or attractive cast, Heartbreakers is an ugly movie: The kind that makes you feel slightly soiled afterwards.
A limp and annoying picture.
There's nothing wrong with the structure of Heartbreakers, but David Mirkin's direction is woefully clumsy -- and the movie's tone is nasty.
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