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Based on 36 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 0 )
  • 50
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Will Smith has an easy charm, and this labored romantic farce works it hard. Too hard. show more

  • 75
    Carla Meyer San Francisco Chronicle

    The less in control Smith and his co- stars Eva Mendes and Kevin James appear, the better Hitch becomes, until it's rather delightful. show more

  • 75
    Mike Clark USA Today

    For much of its length, the premise seems less wilted than you'd guess. This is because, for one thing, Mendes gives as good as she gets. show more

  • 80
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    Immensely likable, and allows Mr. Smith to fulfill his manifest destiny -- as an urbane comedian who is also, shades of Cary Grant, a romantic hero. show more

  • 75
    Carrie Rickey Philadelphia Inquirer

    Like most great comedies, Hitch confects a sweetly appealing fantasy. show more

  • 75
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

    Smith turns it on with co-star Eva Mendes in a manner that will have George Clooney taking notes. show more

  • 40
    Michael Rechtshaffen The Hollywood Reporter

    An unwieldy, excessively talky affair, unintentionally exhibiting all the clunky stops and starts and self-conscious ramblings of a particularly awkward first date. show more

  • 75
    Connie Ogle Miami Herald

    Smith is an endearing, driving comedic force, one who makes the buoyant Hitch more enjoyable than it has any reason to be. show more

  • 75
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    Hitch is 2005's lone legitimate contender for a Valentine's Day movie date. show more

  • 63
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    The premise is intriguing, and for a time it seems that the Date Doctor may indeed know things about women that most men in the movies are not allowed to know, but the third act goes on autopilot just when the Doctor should be in. show more

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