75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
It's about as close to French farce as romantic comedies get, and the closer the better.
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75

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
Kate Hudson and Matthew McConaughey don't simply star in this movie; they tag-team it out of the Freddie Prinze Jr. --Julia Stiles puppy-love ghetto.
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75

Baltimore Sun

By Chris Kaltenbach
McConaughey and (especially) Hudson manage to make it all work, maintaining their likability even in situations where they inevitably end up acting like jerks.
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63

Miami Herald

By Connie Ogle
Eventually loses its cheerful goofiness and its momentum, climaxing with a lengthy and embarrassing showdown scene at a big party. But it gets worse.
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58

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
With its ungainly double-deception premise, How to Lose a Guy feels like it was made out of two connect-the-dots drawings laid haphazardly on top of one another.
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50

New York Daily News

By Jami Bernard
Some of the scenarios are funny. But they're uniformly overplayed.
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50

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
There is no shape or pacing to Daniel Petrie's movie. It's like a bottle of soda left uncapped. So thus a story that promised effervescence ends up being flat.
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50

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
How to lose an audience in 10 minutes: Cobble together a predictable and forced romantic comedy that should have been funnier.
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40

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
The movie isn't all bad, and it's sure to succeed with its target audience.
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25

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
When a chick flick goes wrong -- and this one hits a dead end in hell -- it's a wipeout.
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45 out of 100
Mixed or average reviews
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