Heartbreakers (2001) - Comedy, Crime, Romance

Hohum Score

6

Engaging

A mother and daughter con team seduce and scam wealthy men.

IMDB: 6.2
Director: David Mirkin
Stars: Sigourney Weaver, Jennifer Love Hewitt
Length: 123 Minutes
PG Rating: PG-13
Reviews: 35 out of 214 found boring (16.35%)

One-line Reviews (140)

Plotwise, this will not stretch you, and you will not be taxed, unravelling the complexities of the various scams and tricks,and since the film dips into romantic comedy territory, the ultimate outcome is, of course, predictable.

One of the things that irritates me a little about Hollywood movies isthat they are normally quite predictable.

The whole movie is very enjoyable!

Sigourney Weaver is amazing as con artist mother, and may I say…she was stunning too.

I really liked this movie despite it is a little bit silly but Hey I had a lot of fun watching it and it has the most important thing about a movie that it is being entertaining which is very rare for a silly comedy film which last 2 hours (a lot of time for this kind of movies which frequently last 100 minutes top).

But, otherwise, I enjoyed this movie and found it entertaining.

Other small roles from Jeffrey Jones ("The Devil's Advocate," "Sleepy Hollow") as a hotel manager and Nora Dunn ("Three Kings") as a maid framed for house robbing her own employer, are also entertaining.

Entertaining Female Variation of "Dirty Rotten Squandrels" .

Gene Hackman's character was the only one who breathed some life into this flat tire of a film, but alas it's not enough to get past Weaver's sad attempt at badly-written comedy, and her big-boobed but boring and annoying daughter is also quite pitiful.

Don't waste your time.

A good attempt with fine performances, but a confusing trail of cons and twists, and a ridiculously improbable ending.

Lee, so hilarious in Mallrats, is flat and bland here.

Still, "Heartbreakers" is quite entertaining, and despite its weak moments (such as the fact that a film of this type should not be peppered with so much romance), it easily clears the pass grade.

I found it pretty entertaining, and especially enjoyed Ray Liotta's performance.

She is without a doubt the best thing in this movie and the glue that holds it together; although the script shares out the gags fairly evenly between its characters, most of them are just too boring (Jason Lee), stereotypical (Ray Liotta) or short-lived (Hackman) to have an impact.

The script was plodding, and the plot was, well, just not there.

Predictable and overlong .

The other secondary characters are entertaining and fitting to the mood of the film, except for Jennifer's love interest, who drags down the pace a little.

This movie was so predictable that you could literally call out each scene before it even happened.

The direction is nothing special, but the stars raise their mediocre material and aim for comedy heaven, often reaching it, in a deeply entertaining, sometimes sweet, movie.

Well let me say that my girlfriend and I both walked out of 'Heartbreakers' with hate on our minds.

That's not a badthing in itself, as the journey can often be more enjoyable than thedestination reached.

The last half hour was one of the slowest and most painfully excruciating I've ever experienced aside from lectures.

But besides the film portraying these two con artists as the not so bad girls being beyond me, it was actually pretty entertaining.

Despite the mediocre reviews, Heartbreakers is an extremely entertaining film.

If you want to see a bold film with riveting script and daring performances, then this saturday-matinee, lightweight won't be very satisfying.

So much of it is back and forth between what is right and wrong which becomes tiresome.

Handed to a solid, if pedestrian, TV director like Dave Mirkin, however, it's little more than predictable pap.

Silly, Entertaining and Funny .

Overall its good, fun and entertaining, watch it.

The ending is horribly predictable,and I was very disappointed to see a couple of possibly interestingtwists passed up.

Disappointing movie which was overlong and predictable.

Fun, but horribly predictable .

Even the jokes that were remotely funny, ceased to be funny because they were so predictable.

Add to that Hewitt, and a horrible script for Chris Lee, who I usually like, and it was literally unbearable.

Much to my surprise, this movie is actually very funny and entertaining!

Cute & Enjoyable .

My brother rents this kind of stuff all the time and out of boredom I popped the disc into my DVD player and prepared for pain.

This is a witty, clever and fast paced comedy.

The close ups are both entertaining and disturbing, since his complexion and his teeth-coloring is as close as you get to a corpse with the ability to speak.

Was it even entertaining?

I found this movie quite entertaining.

Lee has an especially engaging screen presence, and some of the most memorable moments of the film are in the scenes he shares with Hewitt.

Was it predictable and a waste of my money and 2 hours of my life?!

Love Hewitt throws out any lingering ideas of her previous performances with this stunning turnabout movie.

Initially entertaining, but after Hackman's exit, it all peters out: it's as if everyone got bored with the initial novelty of the film and needed to get it finished so they can go and work on other projects.

Very Intriguing Comedy .

My companion was ready to leave loooong before I was (I wanted to wait for Hackman).

]Heartbreakers is a very entertaining romantic comedy.

I can promise that the last half hour of this film will crawl across the screen so slowly, that you will beg aloud for the contrived ending that you know is coming.

Sadly, the characters are too cliché and the tone flip flops making it just an average movie.

This is actually a film that could have benefited from being more formulaic.

)8/10- enjoyable

Supposedly this film is a "comedy" but with such contrived situations and jokes it's as funny as a hole in the head.

Very predictable, very boring and very amateurish despite its "huge" cast of stars.

Every cliche was used.

Ray Liotta is good, if not on screen for most of the film, Gene Hackman is entertaining as a tobacco magnate with a persistent hacking cough, and I always like seeing Anne Bancroft.

The movie was funny, exciting, and romantic.

Take "Heartbreakers" for what it's worth: funny, silly, and entertaining.

However the actual film turned out to be slightly dull, not particularly funny and lumbered with a poor script that comes close to insulting the audience and is certainly not the sparky, con comedy that I had hoped for.

Then the movie slowed down and dialogs became dull and finally stupid (what Ray Liotta says to Sigourney Weaver at the end is absolutely dreadful and should be cut off).

And it's far too long at 123 minutes - I mean this is not "War and Peace".

Formulaic but Entertaining .

Occasionally funny but uneven comedy has a likable and enthusiastic cast, but it loses energy and becomes predictable as it nears the finale.

Then it is down to Palm Beach, Florida requested by Hewitt where she finds unexpected love in the process while she helps mother(Weaver) do her best to con wealthy tobacco tycoon(Gene Hackman).

Jennifer Love Hewitt wears some clothes that make your jaw drop and its worth watching just to see her, forget the storyline.

Very entertaining .

And it was far too long.

Then the unexpected happens.

This film has nice cast and for me the most interesting was Jennifer Love Hewitt who's character (page) is smart, sexy, intriguing and sometimes even sincere.

(It's pointless giving them their characters' names - they keep changing them!

Nevertheless, the film is entertaining enough and worth seeing (in my humble opinion) for Sigourney Weaver's triumphant performance, especially as a Russian!

Heartbreakers is a great film it has many things humor, con, and an intelligent story that was made great by two sexy and talented women Sigourney Weaver and Jennifer Love Hewitt they were both ravishing and stunning.

And if you guys out there just want to see it because Love is wearing skimpy dresses, save your money, It's really not worth it.

Everything was predictable.

Add to the developing mess, a faithful maid, unexpected proposals, maimed statues, and the power of true love.

Worth watching, at least once!

On a lighter note, the film managed to fill the two hours well with it's unpredictable, outrageous storyline.

The ending is exciting!

The plot is so predicatable, the movie cannot possibly be enjoyable.

The ending is exciting,enjoyable and romantic.

Don't waste you money on it.

2/10 for the best efforts of Sigorney Weaver and Gene Hackman in this waste of time comedy wanna-be.

5/10, watch if your bored and want a cynical view of both sexes.

Entertaining well made comedy .

With the cast involved and some good looking trailers, I decided to watch this film when it came onto television, hoping for it to be smart, funny and entertaining.

The movie's tone becomes a little too serious, and we end up feeling cheated out of even more boisterously entertaining moments.

Very funny, entertaining, and well-acted (with a few exceptions) comedy.

Add to that an in-form Gene Hackman, a wonderfully bitchy cameo by Anne Bancroft, and Ray Liotta proving once again that he may have a second career in screwball comedy, and it all adds up to a very enjoyable way to spend an evening.

Boring.

I caught this one quite by chance on cable and intended to switch channels if I found it boring.

It's entertaining, there's some laughs and some nice moments, and it's easy on the eyes.

Then mommie (Sigourney "Still Stunning" Weaver) quickly marries him, explaining her religion doesn't permit premarital sex...

Funny, I couldn't even force myself to watch it with help of fast-forward button; yes, skipping every few minutes, and just making sure that the story was going where I thought it would, was still too boring.

It is a very enjoyable film.

It ends on schmuck factor 10, leading to an increasingly predictable conclusion as it goes on (not to say an implausible and unexplained ending).

snappy one-liners galore, good performances by all involved (including Gene Hackman's tobacco-drenched cigarette-maker, Jason Lee doing a surprisingly fresh take on his normal type, and Ray Liotta also poking fun at himself), which helps the delivery of some admittedly cheesy lines.

HEARTBREAKERS contains unlikable characters who inhabit the most contrived plot that's filled with improbable points (like the car accident and the manner of Hackman's final return to his home), all of which is wrapped up in, of course, a happy ending in which all sins are forgiving.

If you actually WANT to waste you're money,I recommend burning it before handing it over to see this movie.

The schemes, plot points, and romance seem contrived and/or forced.

Very enjoyable and entertaining, with some excellent performances.

Although not a JLH fan, she shows an unexpected comic talent here.

Every scene was predictable.

This romantic comedy is as predictable as them all.

The comedy was also very bland.

Criticizing criticsA lot of reviewers said that the plot is predictable.

While The Heartbreakers was a fun movie, the con was predictable and not that good.

Now Jennifer Love Hewitt once again proves her young sexy self but you see how cunning her character is here she learned well from mother(Sigourney Weaver) and Hewitt is stunning as ever check out the short skirts and colored bras she wears.

Even with the solid sterling cast of Liotta, Weaver, Bancroft, Lee and Hackman this movie could easily have become a little tedious and lack-lustre.

Seeing that incredible body is worth watching the movie alone.

The story plods at times, the plot doesn't convince or engage while the characters are either unconvincing and unlikeable, meaning even the stars involved cannot do anything to make it better than the uninspiring product that it turns out to be.

I Highly recommend it!

Although plot was predictable, it was entertaining.

6.5 stars = regular + (entertaining)

But when it's juxtaposed with limited and banal material, that's what makes "Heartbreakers" so mediocre at best.

WASTE OF MONEY!

I highly recommend it!

Contrived, Barely Funny .

Really enjoyed it

This is easily one of the worst movies I have ever seen.

Half way through the film im thinking "Why did I waste my money?!

Even the love interest, ordinarily an immigrant from the realm of the bland, takes the form of Jason Lee, and is given some terrific exchanges with JLH.

I was surprised cause I thought she'd like it but even she was bored through it.

The film was sooo boring, silly plot, predictable, an unfunny comedy, let's be honest that comedy sucks.

" There are some snappy one-liners, amusing physical comedy (Gene Hackman dying never seemed so funny).

It is the film that is as predictable as weather in LA.

But I must say that i enjoyed it a lot.

All around enjoyable...

While this seems to work fine for them on a rich chop shop owner named Dean (Ray Liotta of `Goodfellas') and tobacco tycoon William Tensy (Gene Hackman of `Enemy of the State'), they run into a unexpected problem when Page falls for a bar owner named Jack (Jason Lee of `Chasing Amy') and actually grows a conscience on their supposed `last con'.

Typically I don't say that about her…she tends to go after roles that are aggressive, and more manly…but she was funny and entertaining to watch.

but you can watch it if youre bored.

Speaking of wardrobe, kudos to the set designers and clothing departments as Weaver and Hewitt look stunning throughout the picture.

I highly recommend it.

All of the principal (and supporting) actors are in top form making "Heartbreakers" one of the most surprisingly enjoyable comedies of the year.

Watch "Heartbreakers" if you are in the mood for a light, fast paced Romantic Comedy with an edge.

but if he wasn't in the scene, then i was bored.

Moves at a brisk pace with some funny pratfalls and plot twists that will keep you watching until the predictable fadeout.

A very enjoyable movie.

It's either boring, embarrassing, or both at most times.

How many times must we rehash the same old boring and tacky jokes?