Metascore
34

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 25 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 25
  2. Negative: 10 out of 25
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  1. 38
    Rarely has a film centered on a character so superficial and unconvincing, played with such unrelenting sameness. I didn't hate it so much as feel sorry for it.
  2. Reviewed by: Claudia Puig
    38
    Cloying and dated movie.
  3. 38
    Sheila Bernette, as an aged pickpocket, is less a stereotype than an escapee from some provincial British comedy of the early 1950s. But she steals necklaces and knickknacks with such finesse and gusto that she also steals the movie.
  4. For movie-goers who like a little cleverness with their comedy, however, one word: N-opa.
  5. Reviewed by: Scott Foundas
    30
    A strangely self-loathing affair that paints Vardalos's tour group as a uniformly ill-mannered, culturally illiterate bunch, while rendering Greece itself as a badly plumbed third-world hellhole run by lazy, Zorba-dancing louts.
  6. Reviewed by: Jan Stuart
    30
    Fittingly, My Life in Ruins goes downhill after its title.
  7. Reviewed by: Amy Binacolli
    25
    A cliché movie about love, orneriness and several maddening tourists.
  8. 25
    Just to give you a taste of the movie's sophisticated idea of wit, it also makes fun of gay men.
  9. All ends happily for everyone in the movie, but for those in the audience, the experience is so hackneyed that they'll come out feeling like they're wearing shirts that say, "I went to the Acropolis, but all I got was this lousy T-shirt."
  10. Reviewed by: Cliff Doerksen
    0
    Mike Reiss's witless, maudlin screenplay is like rancid leachate trickling from a Dumpster full of rotting sitcom scripts, Mary Kay sales manuals, and romance novels.
User Score
6.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 29 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 17
  2. Negative: 6 out of 17
  1. Sep 3, 2010
    10
    This is one of Richard Dreyfuss' and Nia Vardalos' best movies. It's a great movie for those of you who love Greek food or of all the placesThis is one of Richard Dreyfuss' and Nia Vardalos' best movies. It's a great movie for those of you who love Greek food or of all the places you've been in the world,you've never made it to Greece. Full Review »
  2. MichaelC
    Jun 25, 2010
    1
    Quite frankly the worst movie I've seen in a long, time... like watching a bad 70s movie.
  3. JohnD
    May 30, 2010
    0
    This was the worst movie i've ever seen. i feel bad for richard dreyfuss being a part of it.