The Love Guru
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Austin Powers trilogy star Mike Myers collaborates with writer Graham Gordy for this comedy concerning a self-help guru named Pitka (Myers) who devotes his life to unknotting the romantic entanglements of troubled couples. As a young child, Pitka is abandoned at the gates of an ashram in India and taken in by kindly gurus. An American by birth, Pitka absorbs the lessons taught to him by his teachers and later returns to the United States to become a leading authority on spirituality and self-help. While Pitka's methods are decidedly unorthodox, they may be the only means of ensuring that… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 14%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"They say sarcasm is the lowest form of wit. Well 'they' obviously haven't seen 'The Love Guru', an overgrown dirt-patch of clunking juvenilia."
‑ David Jenkins, Time Out
"If you're in the mood for a delightful tweak of today's self-actualizing New Age gurus, look elsewhere. If, on the other hand, you want to see gags about boogers, elephant poop, and mano-a-mano duels with mops drenched in urine, then this is for you."
‑ Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly
‑ Simon Miraudo, Quickflix
"Naughty Mike Myers comedy has little to love."
‑ James Rocchi, Common Sense Media
"...might just be the most puerile mainstream movie ever made..."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"It's just deadly."
‑ Richard Roeper, Ebert & Roeper
"The endless winks at the camera look more desperate, the jokes at Troyer's expense seem more tasteless."
‑ Christopher Orr, The New Republic
"Do you remember Mike Myers? Well I suggest that you hold on to that memory and lock it tight inside you, because The Love Guru wants to destroy it."
‑ Mike Edwards, What Culture
"The Love Guru contains a few clever touches but has trouble hanging together as a coherent comedy, let alone a coherent film."
‑ Sonny Bunch, Washington Times
"Pitka's character seems overly based on what's convenient for a given scene."
‑ Brent Simon, Screen International
"The Love Guru is insulting to anyone with a healthy sense of humor and the simple desire to laugh."
‑ Connie Ogle, Miami Herald
"Mike Myers is anti-comedy . . . that is, if one presumes comedy ought to be smart, new, surprising or, yes, funny."
‑ John Anderson, Washington Post
"It's a rare film that makes a reviewer consider giving up the movies altogether. My own Waterloo came forty-five minutes into The Love Guru when I briefly considered stabbing out my own eyes so that I wouldn't have to watch it any more."
‑ Joshua Starnes,
"Authentically repellent"
‑ Fernando F. Croce, CinePassion
"I guess the real audience is 40 year-old men with the mind of an 8 year-old."
‑ Scott Nash, Three Movie Buffs
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