Coyote Ugly
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An aspiring musician becomes one of the most famous bartenders in New York in this high-spirited comedy-drama. Small-town girl Violet Sanford (Piper Perabo) dreams of making a name for herself as a singer and songwriter, so she moves to New York City in hopes of landing her big break. Needing to support herself until stardom rolls around, she takes a job as a barmaid at a new nightspot called Coyote Ugly, where the owner Lil (Maria Bello) and the staff of attractive young women dance on the bar, flirt with the mostly male clientele, sing along with the jukebox, and goad the customers into… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 22%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Coyote Ugly is profoundly stupid, earnestly inept at conveying a story and hellbent on wallowing in its shallow emotional manipulations."
‑ Steve Murray, Atlanta Journal-Constitution
"Does Jerry Bruckheimer have the same nagging feeling of deja vu as he compares each new screenplay to those that have gone before?"
‑ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"As slick and mindless as one might expect..."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"What an amazingly bad movie this is."
‑ Scott Weinberg,
"Gina Wendkos' screenplay manages to make "Flashdance" seem plot-heavy by comparison. ...we see the lovely faces of Perabo, Miko and Moynahan and the swinging hips and stomping feet of three anonymous dance doubles."
‑ James Sanford, James Sanford on Film
"It goes down easy, like a wine-cooler shot with a chaser of Yoo-Hoo."
‑ Mark Caro, Chicago Tribune
"Sexist, shallow and silly. Teens+."
‑ Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
"There were certain aspects that I loved.... It had to do with hot, sexy women dancing on a bar in a wet T-shirt contest."
‑ Kevin Carr, 7M Pictures
"A movie about a bunch of effortlessly attractive, empty-headed people who manage to constantly have fun at even the most menial of jobs . . . give me some reason to care!"
‑ Brian Mckay,
"Solamente es recomendable ver en uno de esos días en los que no hay absolutamente nada que hacer. Para dar pena ajena."
‑ Jorge Avila Andrade, Moviola
"Its view of women as objectified but unavailable sex toys is so retrograde it would be maddening if the movie weren't such an utter piece of fluff so conceptually barren it might as well be a music video."
‑ Jay Carr, Boston Globe
"The cast fleshes out the cliches exuberantly and with little irony, which is something of a relief."
‑ Rob Gonsalves,
"I wouldn't necessarily recommend Coyote Ugly to anyone, but I wouldn't use the DVD inserts as toilet paper either."
‑ Margaret Williams,
"Coyote Ugly is neither bad enough to be a cult film, nor good enough to be interesting."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"turns out to be a duel between the tawdry and the maudlin, and the latter is, unfortunately, victorious."
‑ James Kendrick, Q Network Film Desk
More reviews for Coyote Ugly on Rotten Tomatoes

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