Heartbreakers (2001)

Out of Palm Beach, Florida a mother and daughter con-artist team are running a scheme with a seemingly foolproof plan. First Max, the temptress mother who happens to be a master-of-disguise, marries a rich man. Page, her scantily clad… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: March 23, 2001
DVD Release Date: October 2, 2001
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Critic Score: 53% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Though the actors pour a lot of energy into their roles, Heartbreakers is too drawn out, and the romantic subplot doesn't blend well. Also, the con women aren't particularly sympathetic.

Paul Clinton (CNN.com)

Great escapist fun.

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Edward Guthmann
San Francisco Chronicle

Unless you're a Hackman aficionado, there's no reason to bother with Heartbreakers.

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Jean Westmoore
Buffalo News

This may be a screwball comedy, but it also has a heart.

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Susan Wloszczyna
USA Today

Director David Mirkin, whose Romy and Michele's High School Reunion was similarly afflicted, never gets the timing right and allows the story to drag with little internal logic.

Charles Taylor

Hits just the right note between naughty and raunchy.

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Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing

After a dreadful first half, the film steadies itself once the plot mechanics start paying off; still, the end result is more exhausting than entertaining.

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John Zebrowski
Seattle Times

Heartbreakers is one of these guilty pleasures.

Jan Stuart

There are not enough Hefty bags in all The Home Depots to contain the trash generated by this vulgar burlesque.

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

Not terrible, it just doesn't work very well.

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Flixster Audience Score: 51% Flixster User Reviews
Kevin M. Williams
A better than average confidence game movie ably injected with oodles of charisma by the leads. Standouts: Gene Hackman's… More
Film Crazy
Good cast, and i funny and really funny in places! However the storyline is weak and the film drags at the end that it just gets boring!! Weaver and Hwitt… More
♥Robyn M♥
A mom and daughter team,(Signourney Weaver and Jennifer Love Hewitt), work together to con men into loving them, cheating on them and then paying them upon… More
Candy Rose
Female version of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. Mother and daughter duo set out to con men for their money. Quite funny.
Dean King
It's a bit like Dirty rotten scoundrels but this time it's the women who are the con artists. It's funny in places and has a tad more of an adult… More
Dean McKenna
A mother-and-daughter team runs a scam on a series of wealthy men: the mum marries them, the daughter seduces them, then they split Mum's divorce… More