Coyote Ugly
Coyote Ugly (2000)

An aspiring musician becomes one of the most famous bartenders in New York in this high-spirited comedy-drama. Small-town girl Violet Sanford (Piper Perabo) dreams of making a name for herself as a singer and songwriter, so she moves to New… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: August 4, 2000
DVD Release Date: December 29, 2000
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Critic Score: 22% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Well, the women in this film are incredibly attractive and flaunt that fact quite a lot. Unfortunatly, that's all there is to the film. The script is almost as big a joke as the charactors, and everything else follows the same path. If you're looking for a tease then see this flick, otherwise stay as far away as possible.

Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly

A movie that's the 'follow your dream' equivalent of singing karaoke along with a DVD of Flashdance.

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Susan Stark
Detroit News

A talented young cast in service of a project that's every bit as shrewd as it is shrill and silly.

Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

Sexist, shallow and silly. Teens+.

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Paul Clinton (

The result is underwelming.

Mark Caro
Chicago Tribune

It goes down easy, like a wine-cooler shot with a chaser of Yoo-Hoo.

Rob Gonsalves

The cast fleshes out the cliches exuberantly and with little irony, which is something of a relief.

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Steve Murray
Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Coyote Ugly is profoundly stupid, earnestly inept at conveying a story and hellbent on wallowing in its shallow emotional manipulations.

Jay Carr
Boston Globe

Its view of women as objectified but unavailable sex toys is so retrograde it would be maddening if the movie weren't such an utter piece of fluff so conceptually barren it might as well be a music video.

David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

As slick and mindless as one might expect...

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Flixster Audience Score: 71% Flixster User Reviews
Nicki Marie
One of those movies you secretly love, but don't own up to. Trashy and fun.
Bethany Murphy
A classic!
Lucas Martins
Coyote Ugly, brings a large group of beautiful women, and this is the charm to the picture, but this "thing" is terrible, depress anyone that like of… More
Wildaly M
The parts with the dancing at the bar are mildly entertaining. The rest is predictable, sappy and forgettable. Nothing special here.
Dean King
An ok film, a lot of style and not a great deal of substance. It's far too predictable but kinda fun at the same time.
Christopher Alcock
Coyote Ugly is a film I first watched as a 15 year old and loved it (I wonder why..). 10 years on and slightly less superficial, i'm left watching a chick… More