Metascore
17

Overwhelming dislike - based on 13 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 13
  2. Negative: 10 out of 13
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  1. 38
    The movie is set up as a valentine to Vardalos. She should try sending herself flowers.
  2. 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.
  3. 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).
  4. 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.
  5. Reviewed by: Claudia Puig
    25
    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."
  6. 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.
  7. 0
    A nauseating, stridently phony rom-com.
  8. 0
    An unspeakable nadir in the career of its writer-director-star.
  9. Reviewed by: Stephen Farber
    50
    Although the movie was clearly made on the cheap, cinematography, sets and costumes belie the modest budget. No one will be thunderstruck by the insights buried in "Valentine's Day," but couples seeking romantic fluff probably will find just enough humor and heart to satisfy them.
  10. Reviewed by: Andrew Barker
    40
    A plodding mediocrity with an almost mercenary adherence to formula.
  11. Reviewed by: Ella Taylor
    30
    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.
  12. Reviewed by: Robert Abele
    30
    This is a film with a mission: Get to the grand-gesture climax without disturbing any clichés in its path.
User Score
4.3

Mixed or average reviews- based on 20 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
    10
    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 JohnI 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
    2
    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
    10
    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 andI 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 »