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The Ladies Man Review

Other Critics provided by Metacritic.com

Critics scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.

  • 2.0
    22

    out of 100

    Metascore®
    Generally unfavorable reviews
    based on a weighted average of all
    critic review scores.

  • 25

    out of 100

    USA Today Mike Clark

    This Paramount release doubles the insult because it rips off the title of one of the studio's best-remembered Jerry Lewis comedies.

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  • 25

    out of 100

    Chicago Sun-Times Roger Ebert

    Desperately unfunny.

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  • 38

    out of 100

    Chicago Tribune John Petrakis

    Not without its humorous moments, but they are too few and far between.

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  • 50

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly Owen Gleiberman

    One more case of a winning ''SNL'' character tamed by the wan, fizzled farce around him.

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For Families provided by Common Sense Media

Iffy for 16+

Dumb -- SNL skits don't work as movies.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this movie gets a well-deserved R rating for frequent and explicit sexual references. Though intended to be comic, Leon's behavior is foolish, risky, hurtful, and exploitive. It may be an odd sign of progress in race relations that a movie like this can include a comic scene of a potential lynching, but it still may strike some viewers as uncomfortably insensitive to the tragic evidence of past racism.

  • Families can talk about the ways that some people use sex to hide from feelings of sorrow or loneliness, and how Julie sees something in Leon that no one else does.

What to watch for
  • violence false1

    Violence: Comic peril.

  • sex false4

    Sex: Many sexual references and situations.

  • language false4

    Language: Strong language.

  • consumerism false0

    Consumerism: Not an issue

  • drugsalcoholtobacco false4

    Drinking, drugs and smoking: A lot of drinking, scenes in bar.

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