Breakin' All the Rules Synopsis
A man (Foxx) pens a "how to" book on breaking up and becomes a best-selling author on the subject.
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Not a comic masterpiece, but it's entertaining and efficient, and provides a showcase for its stars. It's on the level of a good sitcom.
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63

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
Plays strictly to formula, the only real surprise is its apparently ironic title.
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63

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
Has something many movies don't these days: interesting and attractive people talking to each other.
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63

Chicago Tribune

By Mark Caro
Isn't exactly a good movie, but it turns out not to be bad, either. It's a romantic comedy that strains to be screwball but at least is...
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63

USA Today

By Mike Clark
Designed to be a date movie, Rules could have stronger male appeal than many comedies of its ilk.
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58

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
The rules of good screenwriting are mostly broken, though Jamie Foxx's smash-and-grab charisma remains intact.
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50

Miami Herald

By Connie Ogle
The film's failure to adhere to one of the most important rules of humor -- never give extensive screen time to someone who is not the...
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50

The Hollywood Reporter

By Michael Rechtshaffen
Jamie Foxx finds his funny bone is firmly intact in the effervescent, urban-flavored romantic comedy Breakin' all the Rules.
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50

Philadelphia Inquirer

The cast, headed by the divine Jamie Foxx, is better than the material. Director Daniel Taplitz is better than the material.
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25

San Francisco Chronicle

By Carla Meyer
The freshest thing about Breakin' All the Rules is its dropped "g.''
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Rated PG-13 | For sexual material/humor and language
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Common Sense Media says Not for kids 14 & under Not much worth seeing in this mess of a movie.
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