A smooth-talking man (Will Smith) falls for a hardened columnist (Eva Mendes) while helping a shy accountant (Kevin James) woo a beautiful heiress.
" Faint praise it may be, but those looking for a cute date movie this weekend could do far worse. As could Smith, for that matter. "
" Here's hoping this first romantic comedy won't be his last. Or the best. "
" I did enjoy the buddy dynamic between Smith and James, who puts kind of a cocky spin on the clumsy fat guy cliches. And there were about a half-dozen jokes that had me laughing out loud. "
" Smith and Mendes are terrific together. He brings her game up so high you'd think she has had as many good parts as Smith. "
" The movie's last two minutes, in which they all do goofy dances and have no dialogue or script to get in their way, is easily the highlight. It's the previous 113 minutes of plot that cause problems. "
" Will Smith has always had an easy time grabbing the spotlight. "
" It is smarter than your average rom-com and boasts some genuine pathos towards the end. The movie certainly has enough commendable qualities to earn referrals from dating gurus. "
" I didn't expect much from Hitch and, not surprisingly, I didn't get much -- but I was entranced by the film nonetheless, from a historical perspective. "
" Looks like another love TKO. "
" Even though a little less Hitch might have been a better thing, the Fresh Prince keeps the proceedings from becoming too stale. "
" This is the sort of role Smith carries off effortlessly, a decent, level-headed all-American guy who's more sensitive than his imposing physique might suggest. "
" It's a good script, packed with knowing zingers about the game of love. "
" Will Smith proves that if he ever wants to stop fighting screen robots, aliens or drug dealers, he is more than able to fill the rom-com leading-man shoes. "
" Manages time and again to deliver familiar notes that it then jazzes up. "
" In my view, Smith would do well to tweak his career a bit. How nice if he'd find a small, serious movie that tests his acting chops. Can the action heroes. Scrap the charm. "
" Smith, of course, is so cool he can afford to pretend to be uncool; but what really works for him here is the interplay with James, whose inner-wild-man dance moves alone are worth the price of admission. "
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