Breakin' All the Rules
Breakin' All the Rules (2004)

Directed by Daniel Taplitz, Breakin' All the Rules follows the victim (Jamie Foxx) of a decidedly unceremonious breakup and his methods of coping. Rather than succumbing to depression, the L.A. veteran decides to pen a handbook for the… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: October 12, 2004
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31%
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User Score
57%



Critic Score: 31% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: This formulaic screwball comedy is weighed down by a contrived, overly complicated plot.

Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper

... this is basically just a sitcom.

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Joe Leydon
Variety

A cleverly concocted hybrid of conventional romantic comedy and mistaken-identity farce.

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

Not much worth seeing in this mess of a movie.

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Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post

No movie this stupid should need a plot synopsis this complicated.

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Mike Clark
USA Today

If the movie were 10 minutes longer, the mix-ups might grind viewers down, but director Daniel Taplitz knows how to juggle the subplots he's given.

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Uri Lessing
www.kcactive.com

...may be fluff, but it is patient, character-driven fluff.

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Ann Hornaday
Washington Post

A movie that sags and drags under the weight of poor pacing, execrable writing and largely unlikable characters, including a leading man viewers can never really warm up to.

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Susan Walker
Toronto Star

In many ways a throwback to the era of Doris Day and Jack Lemmon movies.

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Mark Collette
Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)

Digresses into that hazy zone where we're not sure if we're watching overwrought drama or a joke that just isn't funny.

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Flixster Audience Score: 57% Flixster User Reviews
Alexander Wilson
The story is half decent, although I think a lot of these films, waste time on film which is just modelling shots. So they found it tough to fit the rest of the… More
Al S
Jamie Foxx is hilarious.
George Kiriyama
Jamie Foxx and Gabrielle Union headline a very funny romantic company. The chemistry between these two is genuine. "Breakin' All The Rules" is a… More

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