The Heartbreak Kid Synopsis
A man (Ben Stiller) meets his true soulmate after marrying a beautiful shrew.
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
The Farrellys manage to have their cake and scarf it down, disgustingly, too.
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New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
Though the sitcom humor of this is much broader and funnier than in May's film, it is also the part most faithful in spirit to the original.
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
Farrelly brothers films are looking better and better, but aren't nearly as funny as their grungy early films that hit with the stealth and...
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Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Grodin always seems like a real guy, whereas Stiller, even working it, is just the designated loser-clown of the megaplex era. He's too...
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TV Guide

By Ken Fox
The results feel slack – sometimes funny, but slack.
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The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Liam Lacey
This remake is distinctly a Farrelly brothers' flick -- sentimental, rambling and raunchy.
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USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Though not as engaging as "Knocked Up," there is enough humor to keeps us entertained.
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Miami Herald

By Rene Rodriguez
The movie earns its R-rating with some graphic (and hilarious) sex scenes and a torrent of four-letter words, but this is a much more...
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Walter Addiego
It's funny in spots if you can tune out the Farrellys' ultra-crass jokes - along with any memory of the first movie.
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Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
This remake is ultimately content to be repugnant.
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What a disaster! Ben Stiller how could you?!

By moviefanwith3kids
I have never felt the need to write a review on a movie before but this movie was horrible. I am not anywhere near a prude but this movie made even me uncomfortable. It might as well have been soft...

Heartbreak Kid.

By Daydream
This movie had its ups and downs. Ben and Jerry (haha) are laugh out loud funny with their awkward relationship. Jerry plays a 77 year old father who acts like a typical party college student with his...

A Must

By movie_shannie
This movie is a wonderful escape that provides numerous laughs. I had the opportunity to see this movie before it came out and will absolutely go see it again once it comes out. It has a great...


By artg54
I strongly suggest you go back to school and do some major homework....You should learn to READ again and UNDERSTAND why they put the rating system for us to understand. "R” - STRONG SEXUAL...

Love Ben Stiller, but this is just bad.....

By motownmoviefan
I love a somewhat raunch-humor movie from time to time- but this one is just too crude to be funny. An eight year old snorting cocaine? A woman having sex with a donkey? Looks like the writers didn't...

One of Worst Ever

By mscarton
Just saw it this evening, and it was one of the worst movies that I've seen in years. Raunchy sex that was mutually demeaning, meaninglessly destructive behavior, little plot, and less that nothing in...

The Heartbreak Kid

By pandreason
What a stinker. If the director's goal was to create a male protagonist that you worked hard (very hard) to like and then when he was about to finally find happiness, disappoint you by betraying...

Don't perpetuate Farrellys' bad portrayal of women!

By hansolo1977
No Farrelly movie has ever portayed women in a good light. "There's Something About Mary" was basically the story of no less than three men stalking the same leggy blonde. Blech. The woman in this...

Hysterical - Great Mindless Entertainment!!!

By amscherm
I was able to get to see this movie as a preview this week before it was released... it is hysterical... Ben and Jerry Stiller are great together. Jerry Stiller has some great, funny lines in this...

great movie

By dannyd1234
one of the funniest movies I have seen in a long time.....really good movie....

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Rated R | For strong sexual content, crude humor, language and a scene of drug use involving a minor
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