Hitch

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  • Summary: In this sophisticated romantic comedy, Alex "Hitch" Hitchens (Smith) is a legendary - and deliberately anonymous - New York City "date doctor" who, for a fee, has helped countless men woo the women of their dreams. While coaching Albert (James), a meek accountant who is smitten with aIn this sophisticated romantic comedy, Alex "Hitch" Hitchens (Smith) is a legendary - and deliberately anonymous - New York City "date doctor" who, for a fee, has helped countless men woo the women of their dreams. While coaching Albert (James), a meek accountant who is smitten with a glamorous celebrity (Valletta), Hitch finally meets his match in the person of the gorgeous, whip-smart Sara (Mendes), a gossip columnist who is on to him. (Sony) Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 36
  2. Negative: 0 out of 36
  1. Immensely likable, and allows Mr. Smith to fulfill his manifest destiny -- as an urbane comedian who is also, shades of Cary Grant, a romantic hero.
  2. Smith turns it on with co-star Eva Mendes in a manner that will have George Clooney taking notes.
  3. 70
    While far from perfect, Hitch is a rare studio product that earns the goodwill it smugly demands.
  4. Reviewed by: Ty Burr
    63
    James has the forward drive of a trash-compacted Ralph Kramden with some of Ed Norton's random gentility and, here at least, he has a knack for fine-tuned physical comedy that gets you laughing even when the script's not there.
  5. Reviewed by: Pete Vonder Haar
    60
    The movie slides into slapstick at times, but it never overpowers the story.
  6. 50
    Will Smith has an easy charm, and this labored romantic farce works it hard. Too hard.
  7. 40
    In the end, while both of these performers look great together, they really don't seem to belong together. And that's the biggest hitch in Hitch.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 34 out of 54
  2. Negative: 7 out of 54
  1. JaredB.
    Jun 18, 2007
    10
    First of all, I'll just say that, except for the truly awful "Wild, Wild West," I have absolutely loved everything Will Smith has been First of all, I'll just say that, except for the truly awful "Wild, Wild West," I have absolutely loved everything Will Smith has been in. "Hitch" was no exception. This was a refreshing, funny and sweet film. Will was perfectly cast as the "Date Doctor." Watching Kevin James totally screw everything up with Allegra was absolutely gut-bustingly funny. Eva Mendes is delightful as the woman who finally tames Hitch. Altogether a terrific movie. Expand
  2. NickS.
    Feb 21, 2005
    9
    Is this the ultimate date movie?? That's what most people I've talked to are saying. And that's exactly where this film Is this the ultimate date movie?? That's what most people I've talked to are saying. And that's exactly where this film delivers! There are no special effects, no crazy actions scenes, and no over-the-top romantic moments. It's a very real, relationship film with witty dialogue and captivating performances from Smith and the gang. It's perfect for a 2nd or 3rd date or anything after. Do not see it on a 1st date!! It'll make the end of the night way too awkward. If you want to have fun at the movies with a significant other, this is the movie to see. It could also substitue for Dating 101. And make sure you don't miss a hysterical cameo by Maulik Pancholy of 'Diwali' fame as Will Smith's doorman, Raoul. [Ed: Diwali...By all means! Great flick...] Expand
  3. Feb 26, 2015
    8
    With any other lead Hitch would be just a slightly above average romantic comedy, but because of Will Smith's smooth and clever acting, HitchWith any other lead Hitch would be just a slightly above average romantic comedy, but because of Will Smith's smooth and clever acting, Hitch is elevated from just another rom-com to a much more memorable and funny movie. Expand
  4. JaredC.
    Dec 4, 2007
    7
    Hitch is an amiable if rote romantic comedy that maximizes the charms of its quartet of leads. Unfortunately, the film mines most of its Hitch is an amiable if rote romantic comedy that maximizes the charms of its quartet of leads. Unfortunately, the film mines most of its narrative ore from the tiresome notion that modern-day males are complete idiots, as mystified by the female gender as a coyote is by the moon. Will Smith did a marvelous job as the Expand
  5. Sep 1, 2014
    7
    I keep going back to it--even after all this time. There's something about it that shines uncontrollably. I'm not sure if it's theI keep going back to it--even after all this time. There's something about it that shines uncontrollably. I'm not sure if it's the performances or the story or a combination, but it certainly does work. Expand
  6. Jul 10, 2013
    7
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Hitch is a nice "romance" movie. Will Smith is the perfect matchmaker, doing amazing acting the whole time. Allegra, the hooked-upped women didn't really seem too "good" for her boyfriend (her boyfriend is being aided by Smith). Smith's girlfriend turns out to be totally unlikable in the end. Why did Smith ever try to get her back? She ruined his career and didn't even care. The plot was overall pretty solid. How can the Ellis Island scene get any more awkward? Good movie, but it wasn't very funny and I was expecting it to be. 7/10 Expand
  7. Mar 5, 2015
    1
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Great little dancing scene in there thats hard not to like....but other than that I feel like i could have had kevin james do funnier things just off the top of my head,,,,but still they captured him dancing nicely and that might be the only funny scene in the movie...I don't think food allergies are funny....ellis island being sad for someone isn't funny....I feel like i'm missing a funny scene in the third act but idk... Expand

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