The Ugly Truth looks like the output of a movie factory: Put two of Hollywood's biggest stars (Katherine Heigl and Gerard Butler) in a romantic comedy and set to "cute." Voila! $100M grosser!
"The ugly truth is that it's the ultimate chick-flick cliché."
— Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly
"Even though the picture sputters and stumbles, it arrives at the ending that audiences crave."
— Stephen Farber, Hollywood Reporter
"...an arch, contrived, entirely predictable romantic comedy assembled with sufficient audience-friendly elements to put it over as both a good girls' night attraction and a date-night lure raunchy enough to leave couples in the right mood afterward."
— Todd McCarthy, Variety Posted 07.23.09 by reelz