Overwhelming dislike - based on 13 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 13
  2. Negative: 10 out of 13
  1. 38
    The movie is set up as a valentine to Vardalos. She should try sending herself flowers.
  2. 30
    I Hate Valentine's Day is a horror show masquerading as a romantic comedy. Maybe Vardalos is just in the wrong line of work.
  3. Reviewed by: Ella Taylor
    Vardalos calls her film "the ultimate indie experiment," and if that's what is meant by ham-fisted pacing, writing, and acting, this is as ultimate and as indie as it gets.
  4. Reviewed by: Robert Abele
    This is a film with a mission: Get to the grand-gesture climax without disturbing any clichés in its path.
  5. You might blame Nora Ephron, whose screenplay for “When Harry Met Sally” established the formula that I Hate Valentine’s Day runs into the ground. Compared with this, Ms. Ephron is Chekhov.
  6. Reviewed by: Claudia Puig
    This is probably the year's worst romantic comedy -- and that's saying something in a year that includes "Ghosts of Girlfriends Past" and "Whatever Works."
  7. Unfortunately, Vardalos has no one else to blame for a shockingly amateurish effort that goes from bad (her oddly insincere performance) to worse (consistently sloppy camera work) to make-it-stop (it would be an insult to television to call the script sitcomish).
  8. 0
    Stick a fork in Nia Vardalos. I've been to funerals that were a lot more fun than I Hate Valentine's Day, her second alleged romantic comedy in less than a month.
  9. 0
    A nauseating, stridently phony rom-com.
  10. 0
    An unspeakable nadir in the career of its writer-director-star.
User Score

Mixed or average reviews- based on 18 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 1 out of 3
  1. Sep 3, 2010
    I Hate Valentine's Day is a great movie-the sexuality is a little borderline,however. Otherwise,it's a great movie. Nia Vardalos and John Corbett are great once again. Don't miss it. Full Review »
  2. Feb 24, 2013
    This review contains spoilers, click full review link to view. I Hate Valentine's Day is a rom-com about a florist (Vardalos) who doesn't believe in relationships; she follows a strict 5 date where the relationship ends following the 5th date. When she meets a restaurant owner (Corbett) from the neighborhood, she realizes she wants more. Corbett is likable, but Vardalos plays a completely unrealistic and annoying character. The script tries to be humorous, charming, touching, original, but completely falls short. Overall, this is a very boring and dull film. It's honestly one of the most forgettable films I've ever seen. A totally flat movie. Full Review »
  3. Jul 14, 2011
    I Hate Valentine's Day may not have gotten the best reviews by the critics but I personally found the movie to be great!! The romance and accuracy of 'dating' portrade in the movie was excellent. I not only found great humor in it but also was very touched by the hardening emotions. The long lasting grudge that Nia's character had for something her father had done. I found to be very real and pyschologically possible. 10/10 from me. And I am a straight male! Full Review »