Two Can Play That Game
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Love really is a battlefield in this war of the sexes comedy that marks the directorial debut of Def Jam's How to Be a Player (1997) screenwriter Mark Brown. Vivica A. Fox stars as Shante, a knowledgeable veteran of the dating game who thinks she's found the perfect mate in the handsome Keith (Morris Chestnut). When Keith is spotted stepping out with Shante's arch-rival Conny (Gabrielle Union), the spurned lover institutes what she labels the "ten-day plan," an all-out assault on Keith designed to make him come crawling back to her. Shante's scheme includes sexy… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 43%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Fox and Chestnut, with their fine looks and fine wardrobes, are all dressed up for a party that most guests bailed on in the last days of the old millennium."
‑ Lisa Schwarzbaum, Entertainment Weekly
"Doesn't anyone get sick of this same old routine?"
‑ Desson Thomson, Washington Post
"I shudder at the thought of a 14-year old girl watching this film."
‑ Scott Weinberg, Apollo Guide
"Anderson's and Mo'Nique's talents make Two Can Play That Game just amusing and light enough to be worth the trouble despite its often trite familiarity."
‑ Jordan Reed, Boxoffice Magazine
"It's got the kind of friskiness that makes you exchange glances with the stranger seated next to you because both of you know how many things it gets right about relationships."
‑ Blake French,
"Few recent movies have conceived their central female character more contemptuously -- a fanatic for a lifestyle that appears to have come from the bestselling The Rules and someone who is obviously set up for a satiric fall."
‑ Robert Koehler, Variety
"The movie doesn't just hate women; it despises them."
‑ Norman Wilner, Toronto Star
""Two Can Play That Game" has some amusing moments, showcases a terrific cast, but falters in real matters of the heart."
‑ Ted Murphy,
"Even if [the film] is rather like a sitcom, it is like a really good sitcom. Think "Friends.""
‑ Steve Rhodes, Internet Reviews
"Fox gives her all and manages to rise above the material."
‑ David Noh, Film Journal International
"A feature-length movie demands a story, and this one barely has the substance of an anecdote."
‑ Cody Clark, Mr. Showbiz
"A pleasant enough entry in that category, if you like your romantic comedies short on love and long on battle-of-the-sexes gamesmanship."
‑ Moira MacDonald, Seattle Times
"A cute little trifle that delivers on the good time it promises."
‑ Michael Dequina,
"Brown has done a fine job with the script and direction in that everyone behaves realistically."
‑ Eric D. Snider,
"It's too bad that Shante and Keith are the movie's designated couple who must get back together, because the movie misses the opportunity to do something different."
‑ Cynthia Fuchs, Nitrate Online
More reviews for Two Can Play That Game on Rotten Tomatoes

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