Hitch (2005)

A dating doctor claims that with his services he can match anyone with their soulmate in just three dates. When a jaded tabloid journalist sets out to expose him as a scam artist, the two find themselves falling in love.

Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: February 11, 2005
DVD Release Date: June 14, 2005
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Critic Score: 68% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Despite Hitch's predictability, Will Smith and Kevin James win praise for their solid, warmhearted performances.

Andrew Sarris
New York Observer

I didn't expect much from Hitch and, not surprisingly, I didn't get much -- but I was entranced by the film nonetheless, from a historical perspective.

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Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail

The movie's last two minutes, in which they all do goofy dances and have no dialogue or script to get in their way, is easily the highlight. It's the previous 113 minutes of plot that cause problems.

Dorothy Woodend
The Tyee (British Columbia)

In the end, our arrogant hero is humbled and must face the fact that he has cut himself off from real feeling, the same with our heroine. Meeting each other has rendered all their tactics useless, and they stumble blind and grateful into each others arms.

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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper

I did enjoy the buddy dynamic between Smith and James, who puts kind of a cocky spin on the clumsy fat guy cliches. And there were about a half-dozen jokes that had me laughing out loud.

Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press

Smith and Mendes are terrific together. He brings her game up so high you'd think she has had as many good parts as Smith.

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

Under- whelming, and predictable cookie cutter romantic comedy fluff...

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Stephanie Zacharek

Looks like another love TKO.

Tom Long
Detroit News

Smith, of course, is so cool he can afford to pretend to be uncool; but what really works for him here is the interplay with James, whose inner-wild-man dance moves alone are worth the price of admission.

Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

Will Smith charms again; best for teens and up.

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Flixster Audience Score: 62% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalhães
It is sad to see a talented actor like Will Smith wasted in such an idiotic romantic comedy - a movie that is silly and implausible, full of clichés, ridiculous… More
Eugene Bernabe
Chemisty; the word that saved this film. Though the film lacked in very strong script, it made up for in it's chemistry amongst the stars. Will Smith, Eva… More
Bruce Bruce
Hitch just doesn't work. Plain and simple. The cast tries hard (for the most part), but this film just simply isn't funny. Featuring a bloated run… More
Jason Spencer
Candy Rose
Will is a love doctor, he gives men confidence to meet and date the woman of their dreams. However, when it comes to his own love life, he gets it all wrong.… More
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