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New In Town (2009)
Legally Blonde meets Sweet Home Alabama.
 The ghastly first half of this romantic comedy - is as close to unwatchable as any moment in Bride Wars. The fact that it stars Renée Zellweger just makes it harder to bear.
 (Connie Ogle, Miami Herald)
 To say that New in Town is the worst movie of this fledgling year is to damn it with faint praise. It may be one of the worst movies of any year. Not content to be merely inane and predictable, it is downright insulting, humorlessly deriding those who choose to live in rural America, labor in factories or have a strong Christian faith.
 (Claudia Puig, USA Today)
 As a comic fable for hard times, New in Town is irredeemably moronic.
 (Michael Sragow, Baltimore Sun)
 A romantic comedy that's neither romantic nor funny.
 (Joe Neumaier, New York Daily News)
The Bounty Hunter (2010)
Aniston and Butler are an explosive, charming and hilarious combination
  It reeks of being manufactured and lacks wit, subtlety or imagination.
 (Louise Keller, Urban Cinefile, Australia)
 Lazy, trite, smug, irritating and a colossal waste of time, talent and money. There’ll be worse films released in 2010 - but not many.
 (Tom Huddleston, Time Out)
 So formulary, so flat, so non-deviant a comedy that press-show critics were reduced to gibbering despair.
 (Nigel Andrews, Financial Times)
 Anyone looking for evidence of the alleged romance between Jennifer Aniston and Gerard Butler will find little here to support it. The much vaunted chemistry between them is about as effective as my pre-teen experiments in alchemy.
 (Henry Fitzherbert, Sunday Express)
 Death, taxes, Gerard Butler. Wish them away all you like: still they befall us. Actually, Butler, like a mutant virus that neither modern medicine nor fervent prayer can eradicate, is worse than taxation; I’d happily pay an annual tithe banning him from being allowed anywhere near a cinema.
 (Sukhdev Sandhu, Daily Telegraph)
 Whatever they’ve been up to offscreen, onscreen Gerard and Jen have less sexual chemistry than Ant and Dec.
 (Chris Tookey, Daily Mail)
Due Date (2010)
Hilarious and irreverent. The laugh-out-loud comedy of the year!
 As in the most useless sitcoms, the laffs depend entirely on someone behaving as ridiculously as possible, in uninteresting ways devised by the dullest minds.
 (Kyle Smith, New York Post)
 A painful comedy in the lowest-common-denominator mold.
 (Matt Brunson, Creative Loafing)
 A relentlessly-offensive bottom-feeder of no redeeming social value which I learned in law school is the Supreme Court's definition of obscene.
 (Kam Williams,
 Simply unfunny, obnoxious and mean-spirited. I might also add that it's thinly plotted and annoying, but there's no point in kicking the movie while it's down.
 (Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress)
 Due Date joins Furry Vengeance and I'm Still Here on the list of the year's worst movies.
 (Daniel M. Kimmel, New England Movies Weekly)
 Not so much a road movie as a cultural car-crash… The comedy climax of Due Date involves one of the characters shooting the other, then vomiting over him. Tragically, that is what passes for humour these days.
 (Chris Tookey, Daily Mail)
Hall Pass (2011)
A must see. A laugh out loud hilarious comedy. Crazy.
 Noxious in the extreme, growing into an endurance test the longer one has to spend with these two louts posing as protagonists.
 (Dustin Putman,
 It's crude, for sure, relentlessly so, but it's also just dumb and, when it tries to get something close to serious, kind of depressing.
 (Bill Goodykoontz, Arizona Republic)
 Garbage waiting for the dump truck. The latest assault on public decency from the pathetic oeuvre of the Farrelly brothers is the same old swill, wrapped in odor-resistant disposable trash bags.
 (Rex Reed, New York Observer)
 Hall Pass is outright hideous and also embarrassing, like a creepy uncle sporting a backwards baseball cap and cracking bad, lewd jokes for the under-thirties. At a funeral... The scenario, from page one, is sexist manure. Nothing anyone does makes sense, is watchable, or advances beyond astonishingly dated stereotypes: you can count the laughs on the fingers of your clenched fists.
 (Tim Robey, Daily Telegraph)
 Terrible... an orgy of crudity that could only appeal to adolescents too young to be admitted.
 (Philip French, Observer)
Conspiracy Theory (1997)
Suspense, romance and nonstop action! Full of twists and turns, Conspiracy Theory will keep you guessing until the very end!
The Pacifier (2005)
Vin Diesel gets an A+.
Nacho Libre (2006)
Hilarious. The perfect summer movie!
Fast & Furious (2009)
The best of the Fast & Furious movies.
The Time Traveler's Wife (2009)
A rare gem.
My Sister's Keeper (2009)
Grab your girlfriends and go see this summer’s most heartwarming film!
Did You Hear About The Morgans? (2009)
The perfect holiday couple.
The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (2010)
Epic! More action, more romance, more suspense.
Life As We Know It (2010)
You'll fall in love with Life As We Know It. Heartwarming.
Letters to Juliet (2010)
A romantic, enchanting and beautiful love story. Letters is the perfect date movie.
The Rite (2010)
The Losers (2010)
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