75

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
It's Lopez who's the proper focus of this dream. So intent has she been on becoming a superstar in the past few years that many people have forgotten that, given decent material, she can act.
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75

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
Not only is there no magnetism between Fiennes and Lopez, he's a lead balloon and she's helium-filled. Happily, their odd chemistry doesn't sink this fairy tale.
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
There won't be a person in the audience who can't guess exactly how it will turn out. Yet it goes through its paces with such skill and charm that, yes, I enjoyed it.
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63

New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
As an actress, Lopez is a bit stiff, as she has been in all of her movies save "Out of Sight." It really doesn't matter much here, given the sparks between her and Fiennes and the fact that the role is pretty much form-fitted to her public persona.
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63

USA Today

By Mike Clark
Were the material not so thin, it would be even more fun than it is seeing Fiennes get to be loose on screen for once. He's pleasant, but we never feel this guy could get elected. Whenever he smiles, Fiennes brings to mind the title of Disney's deluxe new DVD: "The Complete Goofy."
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50

Chicago Tribune

By Mark Caro
The comedy part of the equation is awfully mild, however. This is a movie that aims for warm smiles rather than belly laughs.
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50

New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
Ralph Fiennes has faced a lot of acting challenges in his career, but playing a New York Republican who could win an endorsement from Susan Sarandon might be the toughest. Mostly, he handles the task by simply smiling warmly throughout, and gets away with it.
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50

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
No maid, and no fancy lady either, would swoon for a fellow as damp as the hero so grudgingly coughed up by Fiennes. In the words of Cinderellas everywhere, no effin' way.
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
A Cinderella story with star appeal going for it and everything else against it.
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20

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
J.Lo should sue her handlers for damages.
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45 out of 100
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