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Based on 35 Reviews
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  • 50
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Affleck is modest and engaging, which keeps the movie out of "Gigli" territory. But it's close. show more

  • 50
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    The film's overall construction is faulty. Its dramatic situations ring consistently false, and the story is phony as anything off the Hollywood assembly line. And yet, it's sincere phony. show more

  • 63
    Mike Clark USA Today

    Smith is looking more and more like a developing major talent, so it could be years until we get a handle on this movie's legacy. The film is not only defensible as a cute one-shot, but also as a positive sign for the future. show more

  • 10
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    The nadir of the movie -- or cheesy zenith -- is Ollie's sodden soliloquy, delivered in the presence of his baby, in which he laments the loss of her mother and his wife. All that's missing are the strains of Ravel's "Pavane For a Dead Princess." show more

  • 50
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    In Jersey Girl, Kevin Smith wears his heart on his sleeve - and on his pants, socks, boxers and backward-facing baseball cap. show more

  • 38
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

    It might have been a marketing nightmare, but if Lopez and Tyler had switched roles, it would have been a better movie. show more

  • 50
    Kirk Honeycutt The Hollywood Reporter

    Smith stumbles setting up dramatic confrontations and strains credibility a time or two with implausible moments. show more

  • 88
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    Liv Tyler is a very particular talent who has sometimes been misused by directors more in love with her beauty than with her appropriateness for their story. Here she is perfectly cast. show more

  • 88
    Wesley Morris Boston Globe

    Eloquent and unapologetically cute. show more

  • 75
    Rene Rodriguez Miami Herald

    It's an unabashedly square picture, and proud of it. It is also a warm, funny, earnest movie, a stand-up exercise in a kind of Hollywood melodrama -- the feel-good weepie -- that has long been out of fashion. show more

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