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  • Summary: The battle of the sexes heats up in Columbia Pictures’ comedy The Ugly Truth. Abby Richter is a romantically challenged morning show producer whose search for Mr. Perfect has left her hopelessly single. She's in for a rude awakening when her bosses team her with Mike Chadway, a hardcore TVThe battle of the sexes heats up in Columbia Pictures’ comedy The Ugly Truth. Abby Richter is a romantically challenged morning show producer whose search for Mr. Perfect has left her hopelessly single. She's in for a rude awakening when her bosses team her with Mike Chadway, a hardcore TV personality who promises to spill the ugly truth on what makes men and women tick. (Sony Pictures) Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 31
  2. Negative: 17 out of 31
  1. Reviewed by: Ruth McCann
    70
    Pleasingly glossy, refreshingly snarky and startlingly sexy.
  2. Reviewed by: Todd McCarthy
    60
    The Ugly Truth is an arch, contrived, entirely predictable romantic comedy assembled with sufficient audience-friendly elements to put it over as both a good girls' night attraction and a date-night lure raunchy enough to leave couples in the right mood afterward.
  3. 50
    The comedy bogs down in relentless predictability and the puzzling overuse of naughty words.
  4. Screenwriters Nicole Eastman and the "Blonde" team of Karen McCullah Lutz and Kirsten Smith provide dialogue that has the propriety of the locker room.
  5. Reviewed by: Cliff Doerksen
    30
    Director Robert Luketic telegraphs every dismal comic beat from Venus and Mars, then reinforces them with a twinkling, leering score.
  6. 25
    The sort of rom-com apparatus that no relationship can overcome.
  7. 0
    This is the sort of comedy that requires you not only to suspend disbelief, but your sanity as well.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 52
  2. Negative: 25 out of 52
  1. RayC.
    Aug 10, 2009
    10
    It was hilarious. And true.
  2. Dominick
    Jul 26, 2009
    9
    For me this movie was very funny and seemingly good romantic comedy.
  3. MichaelS
    Jul 29, 2009
    8
    We enjoyed this movie. Saw it in a packed room, and there was LOTS of laughter throughout the movie. Very funny movie.
  4. Cat
    Jul 26, 2009
    4
    Tiresome and formulaic. So bored of this stuff.
  5. Aug 9, 2011
    2
    Perhaps the worst movie I've ever seen. Katherine Heigl puts on a dreadfully self-conscious performance but of course it's difficult to actPerhaps the worst movie I've ever seen. Katherine Heigl puts on a dreadfully self-conscious performance but of course it's difficult to act with a script that tries so hard to out-do superior comedies in raunch and humor. Expand
  6. DeborahQ
    Aug 6, 2009
    1
    This movie was annoying at best - it had one or two funny moments but those were lost to the over use of crass language - enough - I was This movie was annoying at best - it had one or two funny moments but those were lost to the over use of crass language - enough - I was disappointed. Expand
  7. GabbyB.
    Jul 25, 2009
    0
    I'm sick of romantic comedies that talk down to us women. Sick of it. Hated "He's Just Not That Into You", "Confessions of a I'm sick of romantic comedies that talk down to us women. Sick of it. Hated "He's Just Not That Into You", "Confessions of a Shopaholic", and now this ("The Proposal" is the only one I've seen lately that was SOMEWHAT decent). There's like some sort of feminist backlash recently in romantic comedies in terms of how women are portrayed as either humorless prudes, delusional romantics, or incompetent, frivolous ditzes. I'm going to stop going to them from now on, no matter how many of my friends are going, in favor of less patronizing takes on the genre like "(500) days of Summer." Seriously, I'm done. Expand

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