Metascore
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Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 23 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 23
  2. Negative: 18 out of 23
  1. Reviewed by: Phoebe Flowers
    63
    A sporadically hilarious, acid-tongued romp through the darker sides of romance that refuses to back down.
  2. Reviewed by: Rod Dreher
    50
    A lame TV sitcom with big-screen ambition that's almost touching in its hopelessness.
  3. A mean-spirited comedy...that steals the rampaging-psycho-chick formula from ``Fatal Attraction'' and tries to make it funny.
  4. 50
    There's more than a hint of self-pitying male-castration fantasy in writer-director Jeff Franklin's portrayal.
  5. Reviewed by: Anita Gates
    40
    A one-dimensional comedy that mostly falls flat.
  6. Not just unromantic, it's unfunny, too.
  7. Love Stinks is what bad network TV comedy would be like if there were no censorship and less talent.
  8. Reviewed by: Cate McQuaid
    38
    It would have done better to go straight to video, where it belongs.
  9. 30
    Another frivolous product of whiny male anxiety that's as funny as a sitcom but longer and more expensive.
  10. Reviewed by: Robert Horton
    30
    A gyno-phobic fantasy about the date who won't go away.
  11. Low comedy doesn't get any lower than Love Stinks.
  12. 30
    Exploits all the cliches about shrewish women and pussy-whipped men without achieving satire.
  13. 29
    A drearily over-cynical farce.
  14. There's gangsta rap with funnier insights into the opposite sex.
  15. 25
    Lowbrow humor is one thing...but Love Stinks sinks the bar beyond comprehension.
  16. Reviewed by: Other (Specify)
    25
    Whatever stinks in this theater, it isn't love.
  17. 20
    Has a sour undertone that strangles its cheap laughs.
  18. Reviewed by: Tom Keogh
    20
    A painfully unfunny movie.
  19. Reviewed by: Robert Koehler
    20
    Lacks the comic style or abandon to make its cynical turn on male-female relationships anything more than a short-lived stunt.
  20. An awful, misanthropic, deadly unfunny and badly acted war-of-the-sexes travesty.
  21. This movie reeks, stinks, smells and destroys life as we know it with one olfactory destructive blast.
  22. Stewart's insistently ironic delivery of every line becomes an irritant in a movie that is already monstrously irritating.

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