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Based on 13 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 3 )
  • 25
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    This is probably the year's worst romantic comedy -- and that's saying something in a year that includes "Ghosts of Girlfriends Past" and "Whatever Works." show more

  • 20
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    Unfortunately, Vardalos has no one else to blame for a shockingly amateurish effort that goes from bad (her oddly insincere performance) to worse (consistently sloppy camera work) to make-it-stop (it would be an insult to television to call the script sitcomish). show more

  • 50
    The Hollywood Reporter

    Although the movie was clearly made on the cheap, cinematography, sets and costumes belie the modest budget. No one will be thunderstruck by the insights buried in "Valentine's Day," but couples seeking romantic fluff probably will find just enough humor and heart to satisfy them. show more

  • 38
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    The movie is set up as a valentine to Vardalos. She should try sending herself flowers. show more

  • NA
    Lou Lumenick New York Post

    Stick a fork in Nia Vardalos. I've been to funerals that were a lot more fun than I Hate Valentine's Day, her second alleged romantic comedy in less than a month. show more

  • 42
    Lisa Schwarzbaum Entertainment Weekly

    A charmless rom-com. show more

  • 40

    A plodding mediocrity with an almost mercenary adherence to formula. show more

  • 30
    Stephanie Zacharek

    I Hate Valentine's Day is a horror show masquerading as a romantic comedy. Maybe Vardalos is just in the wrong line of work. show more

  • 30
    Village Voice

    Vardalos calls her film "the ultimate indie experiment," and if that's what is meant by ham-fisted pacing, writing, and acting, this is as ultimate and as indie as it gets. show more

  • 30
    Los Angeles Times

    This is a film with a mission: Get to the grand-gesture climax without disturbing any clichés in its path. show more

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