The Ugly Truth Reviews

  • The Ugly Truth isn't fizzy and fun -- it's vacuously snappy.

    Owen Gleiberman — Entertainment Weekly

  • A cynical, clumsy, aptly titled attempt to cross the female-oriented romantic comedy with the male-oriented gross-out comedy.

    Manohla Dargis — New York Times

  • There is, in fact, a spark of chemistry between Heigl and Butler: it's testimony to the ineptitude that the film itself acts as such a wet blanket.

    Catherine Shoard — Guardian [UK]

  • The film is so predictable that it might as well have been written as a test classroom exercise in RomCom 101.

    Claudia Puig — USA Today

  • Under the direction of Robert Luketic, The Ugly Truth is pleasingly glossy, refreshingly snarky and startlingly sexy.

    Ruth McCann — Washington Post

  • The people responsible for The Ugly Truth were also responsible for Legally Blonde. That must have been a once-in-a-lifetime thing since this new movie is only half as entertaining as the other one.

    Wesley Morris — Boston Globe

  • Ugly is, indeed, the word for any comedy that manages to insult both its cast and audience with nearly every scene.

    Elizabeth Weitzman — New York Daily News

  • The Ugly Truth wants to have it both ways, reveling in a misogyny it claims to deplore.

    Joanne Kaufman — Wall Street Journal

  • The ugly truth about The Ugly Truth is the fact that -- funny though it is -- it could have been a whole lot funnier.

    Amy Biancolli — Houston Chronicle

  • The truth is this movie is ugly, in spirit and execution.

    Tom Maurstad — Dallas Morning News

  • With its set 'em up, knock 'em down series of cliches, The Ugly Truth marks off the romantic comedy checklist.

    Lisa Kennedy — Denver Post

  • If you like things that are predictable, I can predict you'll love "The Ugly Truth," a new romantic comedy starring Katherine Heigl and Gerard Butler. I sincerely doubt anyone else will respond to its labored scenes and smutty, tittering, unfunny jokes.

    James Rocchi — MSN Movies

  • Katherine Heigl and Gerard Butler are so pleasant in The Ugly Truth that it's a shame to spoil their party. But toil and try as they do, the comedy bogs down in relentless predictability and the puzzling overuse of naughty words.

    Roger Ebert — Chicago Sun-Times

  • Aside from being relational science-fiction, The Ugly Truth feels about 150 years out of date -- or it would, if the script weren't so clinically dependent on the topics of masturbation and genitalia and raunch.

    Michael Phillips — Chicago Tribune

  • Here's hoping that this unfunny comedy doesn't set both sexes back by 50 years.

    Carrie Rickey — Philadelphia Inquirer

  • Despite the fact that it swims in a veritable ocean of romantic comedy cliches, The Ugly Truth should manage to captivate and charm men and women alike.

    Kara Nesvig — Minneapolis Star Tribune

  • The Ugly Truth? That's half right.

    Bill Goodykoontz — Arizona Republic

  • It's an odd, far-fetched twist on the Pygmalion story, with the modern angle of poking holes in political correctness, one that might have been made marginally convincing by a dollop of backstory or psychology.

    Todd McCarthy — Variety

  • Romantic comedies are an increasingly debased genre, but few recent Hollywood products have been anywhere near as crass and contrived as The Ugly Truth.

    Lou Lumenick — New York Post

  • Butler has a funny way with a line and a natural comic virility, something Heigl's previous leads lacked. But they don't click as a couple, perhaps because they're kept apart by a wordy script overloaded with blue banter.

    Roger Moore — Orlando Sentinel

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