Hanging Up 2000

Critics score:
12 / 100

Reviews provided by RottenTomatoes

Roger Ebert, At the Movies: The movie doesn't really want to be all that heartbreakingly true. Read more

Susan Stark, Detroit News: It doesn't help the cause of the picture that both its tone and thematic emphasis change abruptly in the final stretch. Read more

Philip Wuntch, Dallas Morning News: Part dial tone and part solid comedy. Read more

Stephen Holden, New York Times: A screenplay that reduces deep emotions into low-cal, risk-free hissy fits that can be settled with a misty-eyed hug. Read more

Geoff Pevere, Toronto Star: It's hair that matters most here, and it's hair that rises above everything. Read more

Eleanor Ringel Gillespie, Atlanta Journal-Constitution: A decent, often entertaining yet ultimately disappointing film. Read more

Kevin Thomas, Los Angeles Times: Hanging Up has all the ingredients of a success -- a stellar cast, a promising premise, a strong production team -- but nothing comes together in satisfying fashion. Read more

Houston Chronicle: Read more

Paul Clinton (CNN.com), CNN.com: The only possible excuse for the new film Hanging Up has to be that it looked great in a deal memo. Read more

Lisa Schwarzbaum, Entertainment Weekly: A smug, self-serving, charmless exercise in niche-marketed sentiment. Read more

Globe and Mail: Read more

David Ansen, Newsweek: Like people who compulsively giggle whenever they tell you bad news, the movie runs for cover in lame, comic shtick. Read more

Peter Rainer, New York Magazine/Vulture: Read more

James Berardinelli, ReelViews: Read more

Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle: Too phony to be anything truly heartfelt. Read more

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Emanuel Levy, Variety: Three of Hollywood's most beautiful and talented actresses, Ryan, Keaton, and Kudrow, are totally wasted in this shamelessly sappy meller that bears the schmaltzy sensibility of Nora Ephorn, its inept producer and co-scripter even though Keaton is helmer Read more

Amy Taubin, Village Voice: Read more

Desson Thomson, Washington Post: Ten minutes into it, you're making low moans. Fifteen minutes into it, you have plucked out all of your hair. Gone! You're bald, you're unhappy, and the movie's only just begun. Read more