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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 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: 22 out of 49
  2. Negative: 23 out of 49
  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. Doc
    Jul 28, 2009
    8
    Well more like 7.5. The movie obviously is not a summer box office blockbuster, but doesn't pretend to be. It's a fun little movie that, underlying all the humor, (and it is funny), lies some simple truths about how men and women relate to each other. Women are looking for the white knight of their dreams, and even the men that appear to be, aren't. So where do these women go from there? Reality and men are indeed very simple, but as long as either sex insists on the other thinking the way they do, there will always be lots of conflicts and hurt feelings. Expand
  4. DavidC
    Aug 1, 2009
    4
    It is weird to watch the female of the species feed upon themselves like cannibalistic savages from an era long departed. I can only assume that these writers (all women), knew exactly what they were doing and did so either for $$$ or because they actually believe that women have regressed to pre ice age mentality. Many of the lines are funny, and thus the 4 rating, but the concept is so chauvanistic and misogynistic that I am amazed so many women like the movie. Maybe the writers have seen a trend amongst yonger women back to the hormonal, look how beautiful I am, look how dumb I am and how my "man" can control me era of previous centuries. If, so, this movie will not help as the concept will rise light years above the heads of those individuals who will revel in the mundane, insipid and demeaning ideas of this movie. Expand
  5. Aug 24, 2010
    2
    I fell asleep at the cinema despite people roaring in laughter. I kept asking myself what was so funny. The movie was predictable from the beggining as I tried to enjoy it I failed and left Kathrine Heigl at a hotel room. Expand
  6. jessief
    Jul 30, 2009
    1
    I got suckered into seeing this as a friend had free passes. I would have paid not to see it. I can't even imagine this as a straight to video project. An absolute waste of time. Everyone associated with this should be embarrassed. 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 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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