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Based on 31 critic reviews provided by Metacritic.com
63
The only thing that differentiates it from far too many other uninspired rom-coms is that some of the material is funny and there is an occasional edge to the repartee. Beyond that, however, it's a cookie-cutter movie, and the cookies are pretty stale.
58
The Ugly Truth isn't fizzy and fun -- it's vacuously snappy.
50
Funny though it is - is it could have been a whole lot funnier.
50
The Hollywood Reporter
A romantic comedy depends, of course, on the chemistry between the leads, and here the film is more successful. Both Heigl and Butler find the appeal in very flawed characters.
50
The comedy bogs down in relentless predictability and the puzzling overuse of naughty words.
38
Screenwriters Nicole Eastman and the "Blonde" team of Karen McCullah Lutz and Kirsten Smith provide dialogue that has the propriety of the locker room.
35
The Ugly Truth serves up yet another tightly wound career woman, ripe for chopping up, tenderizing and ravishing by an alpha male who knows what's good for her.
25
Despite its appealing stars, The Ugly Truth is a charmless romantic comedy.
20
Wall Street Journal
If the movie had even a moment of freshness or wit, one honest laugh. It doesn't--and that's the ugly truth.
20
A movie without a moment of truth to be found.
12
Toss this ugly-ass crap to the curb, along with the other multiplex garbage, and see a romance that gets it right. I'm talking "(500) Days of Summer."

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