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A modern tale of morality, director David Mackenzie's stylish sex comedy centers on the exploits of a Los Angeles gigolo working his way to infamy one mattress at a time. Nicki (Ashton Kutcher) is the epitome of big-city sexuality. Terminally hip and always fashionable, he's a sexual grifter who operates by his own set of rules. But in Nicki's world of money, power, and fame, true stardom is fleeting. As Nicki climbs the ladder of conquest and begins focusing his attentions on an older, well-to-do client (Anne Heche), a strange thing happens -- he begins developing actual feelings… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 21%

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"Shallow, melodramatic, pretentious and wildly misguided, it's also ambitious, entertaining and rather funny."
‑ Tom Huddlestone, Time Out
"Although Kutcher deserves some credit for trying to spread his professional wings, it quickly becomes clear that he's in over his head."
‑ Elizabeth Weitzman, New York Daily News
"The tale of a guy who's just a victim of being a jerk, coping with the horrible curse of being good-looking."
‑ Matt Pais, Metromix.com
"The ghosts of Shampoo, American Gigolo and even Alfie (both versions) cruelly haunt the ripe and raunchy frames of Mackenzie's Spread - another "shallow-stud-in-need-of-redemption" movie that pales in the face of its predecessors."
‑ Kevin Maher, Times [UK]
"The promising beginning deteriorates into a baffling shambles, with each character changing their entire personality at least once."
‑ Rosamund Witcher, Heat Magazine
"The film becomes unintentionally funny when he falls for another hustler (Margarita Levieva) with even less conscience, their grand passion leading to ludicrous behavior and soap-opera dialogue."
‑ Andrea Gronvall, Chicago Reader
"A witless homage to Shampoo and American Gigolo that's brain-dead on arrival."
‑ Lou Lumenick, New York Post
"Kutcher is a credible and potent leading man with an easy address to the camera. He carries off the movie with some style."
‑ Peter Bradshaw, Guardian
"It's deeply moral soft-core porn."
‑ Philip French, Observer [UK]
"Spread devolves into your predictable, well-worn morality tale, and while there are beautiful people and emotional quandries aplenty, what we're really left with is a turgid but flashy romcom."
‑ Matt Risley, Sky Movies
"The film doesn't quite come off, though lots and lots of clothes do during its randy, random 97 minutes."
‑ Roger Moore, Orlando Sentinel
"Its formulaic, unconvincing story adds little to the conversation about slack ambition, mutual exploitation and evolving social mores."
‑ Glenn Whipp, Chicago Tribune
"Letting things slide into a sort of low-calorie moral vacuum, Mackenzie hasn't so much nailed LA's culture of skin-deep gratification as produced an advert for it."
‑ Tim Robey, Daily Telegraph
"The very impressive Spread deserves to be a cherished gem."
‑ Ben Rawson-Jones, Digital Spy
"Surprisingly believable as a preening hotshot - who'd have thought it? - Ashton Kutcher is ultimately undone by a disappointingly moralistic script that can't quite allow his easy-cum, easy-go hedonist to go unpunished."
‑ Neil Smith, Total Film
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