Jerry Maguire 1996

Critics score:
85 / 100

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Susan Stark, Detroit News: You may come away from Jerry Maguire feeling a little dizzy, but once the film settles into afterthought, it provides plenty to think about. Read more

Sarah Kerr, Slate: You could do far worse than the quest for a reasonable adult happiness. Read more

Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times: This is a wholly unexpected film, as heady and surprising in its humor as in its emotional texture. Read more

Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader: Cameron Crowe, Tom Cruise, and Cuba Gooding Jr. are salesmen, and we're consumers, buying emotional truth. That's a brave message for a commercial film to have. Too bad it's unintentional. Read more

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Rick Groen, Globe and Mail: There's much to admire in Jerry Maguire, except Jerry Maguire. Read more

James Berardinelli, ReelViews: This is the kind of movie that reminds me why I started reviewing in the first place. Read more

Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times: There are a couple of moments in Jerry Maguire when you want to hug yourself with delight. Read more

Peter Stack, San Francisco Chronicle: Jerry Maguire is a savvy depiction of a punched-up egomaniac being mauled by the tender hands of love. Read more

Richard Schickel, TIME Magazine: There is a recognizable ordinariness about the way these people stumble in and out of trouble, in and out of grace -- an ambiguous note, at once tart and sweet, knowing and innocent, in their relationships. Read more

Geoff Andrew, Time Out: Lauded as a witty moral fable with a revelatory performance from its star, this romantic comedy is in fact meretricious, manipulative and reactionary. Read more

Todd McCarthy, Variety: Smartly written and boasting a sensational cast, Cameron Crowe's shrewdly observed third feature also gives Tom Cruise one of his very best roles... Read more

Desson Thomson, Washington Post: Cruise is at the top of his form, and Gooding makes a brilliant opponent. Read more

Rita Kempley, Washington Post: Cruise seems to have grown as much as Jerry, for he brings gentleness, warmth and lightheartedness to this role, qualities that we haven't seen since he played air guitar in his underpants in Risky Business 13 years ago. Read more