58

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
The Ugly Truth isn't fizzy and fun -- it's vacuously snappy.
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50

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
The movie has embarrassingly limited ideas about both the sexes and sex. Like Sandra Bullock’s career woman in “The Proposal,’’ Abby appears to have never heard of intercourse, much less experienced it.
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50

The Hollywood Reporter

A romantic comedy depends, of course, on the chemistry between the leads, and here the film is more successful. Both Heigl and Butler find the appeal in very flawed characters.
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

Funny though it is - is it could have been a whole lot funnier.
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38

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
Screenwriters Nicole Eastman and the "Blonde" team of Karen McCullah Lutz and Kirsten Smith provide dialogue that has the propriety of the locker room.
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35

NPR

By Ella Taylor
The Ugly Truth serves up yet another tightly wound career woman, ripe for chopping up, tenderizing and ravishing by an alpha male who knows what's good for her.
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25

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Despite its appealing stars, The Ugly Truth is a charmless romantic comedy.
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20

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
A movie without a moment of truth to be found.
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20

Wall Street Journal

If the movie had even a moment of freshness or wit, one honest laugh. It doesn't--and that's the ugly truth.
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12

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Toss this ugly-ass crap to the curb, along with the other multiplex garbage, and see a romance that gets it right. I'm talking "(500) Days of Summer."
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28 out of 100
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