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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 38%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Would be an unendurable viewing experience for this ultra-provincial New Yorker if 26-year-old Reese Witherspoon were not on hand to inject her pure fantasy character, Melanie Carmichael, with a massive infusion of old-fashioned Hollywood magic."
‑ Andrew Sarris, New York Observer
"It is definitely worth seeing."
‑ Richard Roeper, Ebert & Roeper
"Witherspoon's charm keeps this movie afloat."
‑ Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
"...a sporadically amusing yet entirely ineffective romantic comedy that ultimately squanders an expectedly charismatic turn from star Reese Witherspoon."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"Mediocre is too harsh a word-this film is merely average."
‑ John R. McEwen, Film Quips Online
"It's as preposterous and phony as a Confederate C-note, but Reese Witherspoon has so much natural beauty, talent and charm she guarantees more fun than the day the hogs ate Willie."
‑ Rex Reed, New York Observer
"If you're a fan of Witherspoon, this movie was produced, shot, edited and distributed entirely for you."
‑ Desson Thomson, Washington Post
"A great date flick and a very charming, well acted movie..."
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed
"Watching Reese Witherspoon in Sweet Home Alabama is like looking at a daisy floating in a toilet: She's the best thing in it, but you wonder what she's doing there."
‑ Rob Gonsalves, eFilmCritic.com
"...a well-intentioned but saccharine comedy... In fact, that's its problem. It doesn't do much of anything but meet our lowest expectations."
‑ John J. Puccio, Movie Metropolis
"Despite her relentless vim and winsome facial symmetry, Witherspoon is just too dialed-up to be America's Sweetheart."
‑ Laura Sinagra, Village Voice
"Physical charms are no match for the generic predictability of the story."
‑ Ann Hornaday, Washington Post
"Witherspoon is not immune to the bland and processed feel to this rote romantic comedy."
‑ Michael Dequina, TheMovieReport.com
"Fun and sweet."
‑ Mark Robison, Reno Gazette-Journal
"Any resemblance to reality is strenuously avoided in a piece of fluff made watchable by Reese Witherspoon. The blonde cookie with a sweet heart and the most formidable Texan twang in Tinseltown is too good to be appearing in lazy formula films."
‑ Urban Cinefile Critics, Urban Cinefile
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