Metascore
35

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 29 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 29
  2. Negative: 11 out of 29
  1. A lump of coal, sculpted from the kind of high-concept idea screenwriters find scribbled on bar napkins after nights of heavy drinking.
  2. A mess -- all high concept, stranded performances, and no laughs.
  3. I suppose Rumor Has It could be worse, though at the moment I'm at a loss to say just how.
  4. A jarring amalgam of sitcom goofiness and uncomfortable ooginess.
  5. 25
    An embarrassing romantic comedy from Rob Reiner.
  6. 25
    If only someone had recognized the inherent vileness of the premise, we might not have been subjected to this hideous Rumor at all.
  7. Reviewed by: Kyle Smith
    25
    Reiner, who came in to rescue this picture after the original director was fired, once gave us "When Harry Met Sally," but seeing him work now is like watching Willie Mays hobble around in a Mets uniform during that pathetic final year when he hit .211.
  8. 25
    Following "Derailed," this comic turd makes it two strikes for Jennifer Aniston. She looks great, but her acting is board-stiff.
  9. 20
    Maybe it's the terrible lighting, but Friend-out-of-water Aniston spends most of this flick looking like she needs Dustin Hoffman to bang on the glass and get her out of this mess.
  10. Stay away: Everything about the movie is rinky-dink, from its phony, lifeless dialogue to its drab, shabby sitcom look to its choppy editing, all of which can wear on you after 95 minutes that come to feel like an eternity.
  11. Fans of "The Graduate" should skip this strange comedy.
User Score
4.2

Mixed or average reviews- based on 65 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 25
  2. Negative: 16 out of 25
  1. Jun 3, 2012
    0
    This is the worst movie I have ever seen...insestuous and creepy hiding itself behind a 'chick flick'!!! eeeeugh...I need to wash myself withThis is the worst movie I have ever seen...insestuous and creepy hiding itself behind a 'chick flick'!!! eeeeugh...I need to wash myself with detergent after watching this stinker!!! Full Review »
  2. [Anonymous]
    Oct 9, 2006
    2
    I've never seen The Graduate but my instincts tell me that this movie is a lackluster spin-off and should in no way represent the original.
  3. LarryT.
    Apr 17, 2006
    1
    A real dud. They took a decent premise and turned into a sitcom that lasted an hour and a half.