75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Jonathan Curiel
There's a certain formulaic and familiar quality about Sweet Home Alabama, but it doesn't matter.
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
It is a fantasy, a sweet, light-hearted fairy tale with Reese Witherspoon at its center. She is as lovable as Doris Day would have been in this role (in fact, Doris Day was in this role, in "Please Don't Eat the Daisies").
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63

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
If you can tolerate the redneck-versus-blueblood cliches that the film trades in, Sweet Home Alabama is diverting in the manner of Jeff Foxworthy's stand-up act.
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63

New York Post

By Jonathan Foreman
It's only when you're leaving the theater that her spell wears off and you realize just how bad the movie, directed by Andy Tennant, really is.
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50

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Witherspoon has the class, the sass and the full-out talent to sustain a major career. Who else could turn the wimpy Sweet Home Alabama into a date-movie winner? She's one of that select group who is worth watching in anything. Even in this less-than-magic kingdom, Reese rules.
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50

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
The whole dumb movie is a baloney cake, but the enticing icing on it is Reese Witherspoon, who manages to have a few moments of spontaneous fun in this half-baked store-bought comedy.
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50

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
Isn't just lame; it's neutered.
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50

USA Today

By Mike Clark
The latest picture to give you the sense that Hollywood filmmakers simply plucked another old pop-tune title ripe for ripping off, then were shaken by the rude reality of coming up with a script to jerry-build around it.
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50

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Unbearable were Witherspoon not such a genuinely attractive performer.
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50

New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
Trying to resist Reese is like trying to resist Reese's Pieces: They're always the same but you can't help yourself.
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45 out of 100
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