My Super Ex-Girlfriend Reviews

  • ...A movie that would rather tweak male paranoia than liberate a nerdette terrified of her powers.

    Owen Gleiberman — Entertainment Weekly

  • Uma Thurman does double duty as a New York neurotic, Jenny Johnson, and a secret superhero, G-Girl, in a shaky comedy directed by Ivan Reitman.

    Manohla Dargis — New York Times

  • (My Super Ex-Girlfriend movie review at Guardian [UK])

    Peter Bradshaw — Guardian [UK]

  • Girlfriend skewers both superhero films and romantic comedies. And it does so with surprising deftness; Girlfriend is not only the funniest film of summer; it may be the best superhero film since Spider-Man.

    Scott Bowles — USA Today

  • The two starring performances are spot on. Wilson gets the tone that screenwriter Don Payne so expertly evokes. Thurman is beautiful, fearless and perfectly believable as a superhero.

    Stephen Hunter — Washington Post

  • The movie is a dude's one-way fantasy tinged with an element of fear. It's unfortunate that the premise falls so comfortably along trite gender lines.

    Wesley Morris — Boston Globe

  • My Super Ex, directed by comedy veteran Ivan Reitman (the Ghostbuster movies) from a clever high-concept script by Don Payne (The Simpsons), is as cool a summer lark as you'll find.

    Jack Mathews — New York Daily News

  • There's a funny idea here, but you might not know it from Don Payne's script, or, for that matter, from Ms. Thurman's performance.

    Joe Morgenstern — Wall Street Journal

  • Director Ivan Reitman, who's been busting our guts since Ghost Busters, stirs a high-concept stew of Fatal Attraction meets The Incredibles.

    Bruce Westbrook — Houston Chronicle

  • Two lessons learned: Dump a superheroine at your own risk. And animatronic sharks sure have come a long way since the days of Jaws.

    Chris Vognar — Dallas Morning News

  • Hiding in My Super Ex-Girlfriend is a clever conceit that never gets to reveal itself fully.

    Lisa Kennedy — Denver Post

  • My Super Ex-Girlfriend sets the cause of psychotic superheroines back about 30 years. The movie roils with more unexamined hostility towards women than a roomful of Taliban clerics.

    Michael Phillips — Chicago Tribune

  • The movie's too slapdash to keep its characters consistent, but this has its moments.

    Jonathan Rosenbaum — Chicago Reader

  • This sophomoric mix of the supernatural and screwball from Ivan Reitman is diverting, cheesy fun, with Thurman's G-Girl as a droll combination of Superwoman and Uber Shrew.

    Carrie Rickey — Philadelphia Inquirer

  • My Super Ex-Girlfriend lampoons conventional comic book movies and relationship films by nudging its needy title character into the Manhattan singles market. It's a silly premise, and it works beautifully.

    Colin Covert — Minneapolis Star Tribune

  • Directed by Ivan Reitman with the same loopy amiability he brought to hits like Ghostbusters, Junior and Dave in decades past, it is a solid summer confection with no pretensions.

    Tom Long — Detroit News

  • If anything, it's too airy and tends to be forgotten as soon as the lights go up. But it's certainly pleasant enough while it's on.

    Randy Cordova — Arizona Republic

  • The fusion of effects-fueled action fantasy with comedy worked well for director Ivan Reitman 22 years ago in Ghostbusters and, less so, five years ago in Evolution. But, it fails to save his latest, My Super Ex-Girlfriend.

    Robert Koehler — Variety

  • There are about 20 minutes worth of decent sketch comedy here, which means this one beats the summer's other Wilson brother comedy, You, Me and Dupree.

    Kyle Smith — New York Post

  • For all its many shortcomings, this old-school laugher is a pleasure to sit through.

    Roger Moore — Orlando Sentinel

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