The Ugly Truth
The Ugly Truth (2009)

Katherine Heigl stars as a lovelorn television producer who's made to run a gauntlet of romantic exploits by a pig-headed morning-show host (played by Gerard Butler) as a way to prove whose romantic methods are more accurate. Legally… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: July 24, 2009
DVD Release Date: November 10, 2009
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Critic Score: 13% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Despite the best efforts of Butler and Heigl, The Ugly Truth suffers from a weak script that relies on romantic comedy formula, with little charm or comedic payoff.

Anna Smith
Time Out

We're left with a few giggles and the option to be offended by the gender stereotypes - if we can be bothered.

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Ben Mankiewicz
At the Movies

The Ugly Truth has a nice moment here and there, but there is much more ugliness than truth.

Joanna Hunkin
New Zealand Herald

The only surprise here is that the misogynistic screenplay was written by three females.

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Christopher Orr
The New Republic

I think it's safe to say that the concerns about sexism in cinema that Heigl voiced so ardently after her career-making turn in Knocked Up have ebbed in direct proportion to the increases in her subsequent paychecks.

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Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune

Aside from being relational science-fiction, The Ugly Truth feels about 150 years out of date -- or it would, if the script weren't so clinically dependent on the topics of masturbation and genitalia and raunch.

Ali Gray

The screenplay is written by three females, who write women like they hate them and men like they've never met a real one.

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Ben Lyons
At the Movies

It's just not believable.

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Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald

Say no to Hollywood hackery and cynical, demographic-courting filmmaking. Say no to movies made by people who condescend and treat you like bleating sheep. Say no to The Ugly Truth.

James Plath
Movie Metropolis

The ugly truth about this film is that it may convince males out there that it's okay to be a pig.

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Flixster Audience Score: 60% Flixster User Reviews
Nicki Marie
This was so funny. First ten minutes or so didn't think it was going to be very good, but then it really picks up. Good chick flick . Couldn't stop… More
Red Lats
Pretty good comedy. Mike is a beer-drinking, woman-chasing loudmouth who has a part on Abby's morning show as the guy who spills the ugly truth on the… More
UUd Irawan Yudha Ariyanto
The Ugly Truth has all the honesty and romance of an Axe body spray commercial.
Alex roy
The Ugly Truth is an atrocious mess from start to finish. There are maybe two actually funny bits, but that's it. The rest of the film is a poorly… More
Wildaly M
Not that funny at all, formulaic, and unlikely. All the sexist, raunchy jokes are just not that funny and while these actors can act, they're just given… More
Eric Alvarez
Good acting, but not that original as a romantic comedy.