I Hate Valentine's Day Synopsis
A florist and a commitment-shy restaurateur try dating with no strings attached.
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The Hollywood Reporter

Although the movie was clearly made on the cheap, cinematography, sets and costumes belie the modest budget. No one will be thunderstruck...
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42

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
A charmless rom-com.
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40

Variety

A plodding mediocrity with an almost mercenary adherence to formula.
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38

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
The movie is set up as a valentine to Vardalos. She should try sending herself flowers.
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30

Salon.com

By Stephanie Zacharek
I Hate Valentine's Day is a horror show masquerading as a romantic comedy. Maybe Vardalos is just in the wrong line of work.
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30

Los Angeles Times

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This is a film with a mission: Get to the grand-gesture climax without disturbing any clichés in its path.
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30

Village Voice

Vardalos calls her film "the ultimate indie experiment," and if that's what is meant by ham-fisted pacing, writing, and acting, this is as...
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25

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
This is probably the year's worst romantic comedy -- and that's saying something in a year that includes "Ghosts of Girlfriends Past" and...
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20

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
Unfortunately, Vardalos has no one else to blame for a shockingly amateurish effort that goes from bad (her oddly insincere performance) to...
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New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
Stick a fork in Nia Vardalos. I've been to funerals that were a lot more fun than I Hate Valentine's Day, her second alleged romantic...
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Interesting

By Airboy10
I might go see this movie. seems intersting....

Horribly Written and poorly acted!

By uglychicano
This was Nia Vardalos attempt at seeing how cute she can look in a movie with no substance. Disgustingly predictable plot, Vardalos would not wipe that creepy smile off her face, the dialog was worse...

Charming duo

By flixwatchergal
This movie was slammed by the critics but I found it had the same charm that My Big Fat Greek Wedding had. This actor duo play very well off of each other. A humorous look at a real issue of dating...

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Rated PG-13 | For some sexual content
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 12+ Uninspired romcom is no My Big Fat Greek Wedding.
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