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Based on 23 Reviews
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  • 50
    San Francisco Chronicle

    Clocking in at 105 minutes, Love Don't Cost a Thing drags for stretches. The nicest thing about most standardized teen movies is their brevity. When we all know where it's going, it shouldn't take so long to get there. show more

  • 38
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    But where the original was slight but sweet, the remake is depressingly superficial and cynical. show more

  • 40
    Michael Rechtshaffen The Hollywood Reporter

    Instantly forgettable. show more

  • 75
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    Sweet and kind of touching, and I liked it. The difference, I think, is that the new one is lower on cynicism and higher on wisdom, and might actually contain some truth about the agonies of high school insecurity. show more

  • 50
    Wesley Morris Boston Globe

    The movie is so dependant on its source material that it fails to put Carter, Thompson, Penn, and Christy to better use. show more

  • 50
    Liam Lacey The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    The music, at least, is welcome. show more

  • 25
    Chicago Tribune

    About as sharp an updated version of the original as is Jennifer Lopez's song of the same name a modern, Latina version of the Beatles classic. show more

  • 25
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    The result is an atrociously unfunny, unromantic, and unpleasant product. show more

  • NA
    Lou Lumenick New York Post

    A sexed-up Afterschool Special pretty much guaranteed to render audiences comatose. show more

  • 70
    Film Threat

    A fun movie. It accomplishes exactly what it sets out to do. It’s a great first date movie. show more

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