Love Don't Cost a Thing

Metascore
37

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 23 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 23
  2. Negative: 9 out of 23

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Critic Reviews

  1. About as sharp an updated version of the original as is Jennifer Lopez's song of the same name a modern, Latina version of the Beatles classic.
  2. You realize you're watching a snuff film, where the victim isn't just teen innocence but teen romance.
  3. But where the original was slight but sweet, the remake is depressingly superficial and cynical.
  4. 0
    A sexed-up Afterschool Special pretty much guaranteed to render audiences comatose.
  5. 25
    The result is an atrociously unfunny, unromantic, and unpleasant product.
  6. 30
    This is teen product at its most generic.
  7. 30
    All the money in the world couldn't have saved actress-turned-filmmaker Troy Beyer's lewd, obnoxious, product placement-laden remake of the sweet and simple romantic comedy "Can't Buy Me Love."
  8. Reviewed by: Robert Koehler
    30
    Stuffed with attitude but just as hackneyed as the original, Love Don't Cost a Thing brings a year of exceptionally lame youth comedies to a fitting conclusion.
  9. 20
    Even in the teen-flick "Sweet Valley" of 1987, there were few places outside John Hughes's brain where paying somebody to be your girl didn't look like prostitution. Yet somebody made the Slow-Times-at-Clueless-High stinker Can't Buy Me Love.
User Score
8.2

Universal acclaim- based on 42 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 21
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 21
  3. Negative: 4 out of 21
  1. StAcEyC.
    Dec 15, 2005
    10
    Of course a ten im mean nick cannon wats FINE!!!! hell yeah i watched it like a million times! i like the parts wen nick got his new hair and Of course a ten im mean nick cannon wats FINE!!!! hell yeah i watched it like a million times! i like the parts wen nick got his new hair and cloths plus wen they were at the beach and finally the last part actully ill rate it a 1000000000 lol! Full Review »
  2. D.W.
    May 29, 2004
    1
    I love this movie.