Paramount Pictures | Release Date: December 14, 2001 CRITIC SCORE DISTRIBUTION
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Mixed or average reviews based on 33 Critics
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12
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38
May not emerge as the biggest disaster of the holiday movie season, if only because we haven't yet seen all the other year-end films. But it is a huge high-energy misfire, bringing Tom Cruise, Penelope Cruz, and Cameron Crowe to earth with a thud.
30
Its tone is unquenchably pretentious, and its scale is overblown.
20
Every ambitious picturemaker should be allowed one wild misfire at no lasting cost to his reputation. Crowe (Jerry Maguire, Almost Famous) can now put this aside and go back to making good films.