91

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Brashly engaging.
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88

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
Working from his own original screenplay, Crowe builds a story line full of unexpected twists and digressions.
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88

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
Magic on celluloid -- fresh, funny, romantic, and upbeat. You'll leave the theater with a smile on your face and perhaps a tear in your eye.
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88

USA Today

By Mike Clark
Overstuffed but exuberantly humane.
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87

Mr. Showbiz

By Michael Atkinson
Lusts for a feel-good ending the material doesn't comfortably provide. One can't help wondering how dismal Jerry and Dorothy's life together will be after the credits roll.
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75

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Wilmington
A hip, funny, knowing romantic sports comedy that gets a little strained when it tries to expose its heart. [13 December 1996, Friday, p.A]
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Peter Stack
Zellweger has the most interesting new face in film, and she knows how to use silences to say what the heart wants to get across.
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
There are a couple of moments in Jerry Maguire when you want to hug yourself with delight. Both of those moments involve the actress Renee Zellweger, whose lovability is one of the key elements in a movie that starts out looking cynical and quickly becomes a heartwarmer.
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63

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Rick Groen
Crowe is too much the good employee to spin the yarn properly, to give the picture the very integrity it endorses. He might have made a more convincing movie had he first convinced himself.
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63

San Francisco Examiner

By G. Allen Johnson
Now "Rod Tidwell," with Jerry Maguire as a supporting character, would be a movie to pay to see.
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77 out of 100
Generally favorable reviews
Metascore® based on all critic reviews. Scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.