83

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
The chemical energy between Bullock and Reynolds is fresh and irresistible.
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80

The Hollywood Reporter

The situations might be formulaic, but the teamwork of the two leads brings them to sparkling life.
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75

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
Hilarious fun.
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Recycles a plot that was already old when Tracy and Hepburn were trying it out. You see it coming from a great distance away. As it draws closer, you don't duck out of the way, because it is so cheerfully done, you don't mind being hit by it.
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63

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
A serviceable and intermittently funny romance.
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

The premise of The Proposal is one big cliche.
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40

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
It's impossible to guess why Bullock was ever attracted to this insulting role, and the eternally confident Reynolds is miscast as a young, bullied underling.
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38

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
Neither (Bullock/Reynolds) brings out anything good in the other, and watching them try hurts the eyes, the tummy, and the libido.
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30

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Why is she (Bullock) demeaning herself with such shoddy goods? She’s a talented woman with a faithful following. She has made formula films of varying quality before, and her fans may well swallow this one, but it’s a formula for disappointment laced with dismay.
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25

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
A romantic comedy so numbing it feels like Novocaine.
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48 out of 100
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