Breakin' All the Rules
Breakin' All the Rules (2004)

A man who writes the book on ending a romance runs into rough sledding while starting a new one in this comedy. Quincy (Jamie Foxx) is a magazine editor whose life takes an unexpected turn for the worse when his fiancée, Helen (Bianca… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: May 14, 2004
DVD Release Date: October 12, 2004
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Critic Score: 31% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: This formulaic screwball comedy is weighed down by a contrived, overly complicated plot.

Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper

... this is basically just a sitcom.

Joe Leydon

A cleverly concocted hybrid of conventional romantic comedy and mistaken-identity farce.

Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

Not much worth seeing in this mess of a movie.

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Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post

No movie this stupid should need a plot synopsis this complicated.

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Mike Clark
USA Today

If the movie were 10 minutes longer, the mix-ups might grind viewers down, but director Daniel Taplitz knows how to juggle the subplots he's given.

Uri Lessing

...may be fluff, but it is patient, character-driven fluff.

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Ann Hornaday
Washington Post

A movie that sags and drags under the weight of poor pacing, execrable writing and largely unlikable characters, including a leading man viewers can never really warm up to.

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Susan Walker
Toronto Star

In many ways a throwback to the era of Doris Day and Jack Lemmon movies.

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Mark Collette
Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)

Digresses into that hazy zone where we're not sure if we're watching overwrought drama or a joke that just isn't funny.

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Flixster Audience Score: 57% Flixster User Reviews
Alexander Wilson
The story is half decent, although I think a lot of these films, waste time on film which is just modelling shots. So they found it tough to fit the rest of the… More
George Kiriyama
Jamie Foxx and Gabrielle Union headline a very funny romantic company. The chemistry between these two is genuine. "Breakin' All The Rules" is a… More
Al S
Jamie Foxx is hilarious.
Byron Brubaker
A romantic comedy with good looking leads (Foxx, Union, Chestnut, Esposito, and Lawson), some farcical complications involving relationship break-ups, but not… More

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