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  • 70
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    It's not a pretty picture, but it is a pretty funny one when Gene Hackman shows up as William B. Tensy, a Palm Beach tobacco tycoon. show more

  • 50
    Edward Guthmann San Francisco Chronicle

    Lacks the kind of rhythm and snap to make it work -- and allows this fitfully entertaining romp to dribble on way too long. show more

  • 50
    Susan Wloszczyna USA Today

    The nasty, overlong and undisciplined sourball of a sex farce about a mother-daughter con team will nonetheless satisfy bigenerational libidinous fantasies. show more

  • 30
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    There's nothing wrong with the structure of Heartbreakers, but David Mirkin's direction is woefully clumsy -- and the movie's tone is nasty. show more

  • 63
    Carrie Rickey Philadelphia Inquirer

    Crudely entertaining comedy. show more

  • 63
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

    Heartbreakers is too long by a half-hour, and there are entire sketches (including a horrid nightclub sequence with Weaver trying to sing in Russian) that could be mercifully sacrificed. show more

  • 75
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    Heartbreakers is "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels" plus Gene Hackman as W.C. Fields. I guess that's enough to recommend it. It's not a great comedy, but it's a raucous one, hard-working and ribald, and I like its spirit. show more

  • 63
    Michael Wilmington Chicago Tribune

    Heartbreakers itself is something of a con game: an expensive imitation of older, better films from older, often better times. show more

  • 50
    Curtis Morgan Miami Herald

    When the youngsters are out of the way and old pros Hackman and Weaver work, it's hard to really dislike Heartbreakers. Sometimes, it's even a little bit of harmless fun. show more

  • 50
    Jay Carr Boston Globe

    Cries out for the brisk pacing of a Sturges or a Wilder. As is, it's too lumpish, languid, and lukewarm to hit even the guilty pleasure zone. show more

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