One Night at McCool's


Mixed or average reviews - based on 32 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 32
  2. Negative: 9 out of 32

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  1. While this production from Michael Douglas is being touted as a sexy romantic comedy, it's more precise to think of it as big loud fun for when you're feelin' dumb.
  2. Miami Herald
    Reviewed by: Rene Rodriguez
    It might have all seemed hip and edgy 10 years ago, but today, it just feels tired.
  3. 50
    The drawback is Tyler, who lacks the vigor and energy her part requires in order to transcend charges of misogyny.
  4. Never fully rises to the occasion, maintaining a goofily even keel throughout but rarely tipping over into all-out froth and nuttiness.
  5. Goodman exudes doltish kindness, Dillon a hapless gentleness, Reiser a vulgar buoyancy. Douglas turns in the best performance.
  6. 50
    Should have been a quick and dirty pulp tall tale. But it pokes along instead of accelerating, and though it isn't exactly smug it's rather too pleased with its own manufactured outrageousness.
  7. 50
    Packs a lot into one night, but it's wearying. It's like a kid determined to show you every toy in his room, and there's nowhere to escape.
  8. Philadelphia Inquirer
    Reviewed by: Carrie Rickey
    A curious screwball "noir," doesn't so much bend established genres as blend them into an unappetizing cocktail, where they curdle before pouring.
  9. Zwart never gets the tone right in this very American comedy.
  10. Maybe such cloddish sight gags as dipsomaniac priest chug-a-lugging from the communion chalice or an apparently straight-laced yuppie in full S&M drag just aren't very funny.
  11. 40
    Tyler, a true beauty, gives the role a valiant try, but her range is too limited to play this amalgam of female perfection.
  12. Reviewed by: Cody Clark
    As its plot is entirely negligible, whether or not you enjoy One Night at McCool's probably depends on how funny you think the performances are.

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