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Playing for Keeps Reviews



out of 100

Generally unfavorable reviews
Based on a weighted average of all critic review scores.

A sample of reviews from critics across the country.

  • 50

    out of 100

    Chicago Sun-TimesRoger Ebert

    Jessica Biel all but steals the show as Stacie.

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  • 42

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly

    The central question of the movie becomes: Can George triumph over his inability to stop hot women from throwing themselves at him?

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  • 40

    out of 100

    The Hollywood ReporterStephen Farber

    This is a good premise for a comedy, but somewhere along the way, it got diluted and turned into a sappy, feel-good story of family togetherness.

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  • 38

    out of 100

    USA TodayClaudia Puig

    The shenanigans of randy soccer moms and their obnoxious blowhard husbands are intended as comic relief. But the sappy plot of this formulaic romantic comedy is just as silly as its inane attempts at farce.

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