The Love Guru

The Love Guru

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The Love Guru
Mike Myers' first outing (as writer/actor) after Austin Powers. He plays as Pitka, an American raised in India by gurus. As an adult he returns to the States to employ his unorthodox methods and break into the self-help business. His first challenge: an ice hockey team hires him to settle the romantic troubles of their star player (Malco), for which they blame for his poor form. Also stars Jessica Alba (as the team’s owner and apple of Pitka’s eye), Justin Timberlake, Ben Kingsley and Verne Troyer (Mini-Me).
2008Rating: M, offensive language and sexual references86 minsUSA
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Flicks, Andreas Heinemann

Flicks, Andreas Heinemann

flicks

The Love Guru has really limped into its release. In its first month in American cinemas, the film was met with disappointing box office results and lashings from every critic going. I won't waste your time – the Americans were spot on with this one.

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Believe the hype, this film is shite

the finale of recent Hollywood drudge, please avoid this piece of sludge. Myers was once a very funny man, but has now lost many a fan. The fair Alba shows no comedic skill, with a script to make you ill, many a joke that fails to work, this movie often made me hurt. Anti-comedy without a bite, spend your money on Dark Knight

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Variety

Variety

press

So relentlessly juvenile as to merit a new twist on the PG-13 rating -- one that strongly cautions not only those under 13 but anyone much above it, too.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

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The Love Guru is downright antifunny, an experience that makes you wonder if you will ever laugh again.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

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Not only does the film stumble badly from one skit to another, the skits themselves have too much dead air.

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New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

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Alba takes it all a bit too seriously while Justin Timberlake gets points for turning up ready to make a fool of himself as Prudence's new love interest. His rendition of a Celine Dion song is the most memorable thing in this tastelessly flat affair.

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Newshub

Newshub

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Every now and then a film is sent to test us. The Love Guru is such a film.

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Dominion Post

Dominion Post

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The clever gags are few and far between, and the puerility of the non-clever gags is just wearisome.

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Christchurch Press

Christchurch Press

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Rookie director Schnabel and Myers' co-writer Graham Gordy fail to rein in the star whose story seems like his ultimate wish fulfilment.

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Flicks, Andreas Heinemann

Flicks, Andreas Heinemann

flicks

The Love Guru has really limped into its release. In its first month in American cinemas, the film was met with disappointing box office results and lashings from every critic going. I won't waste your time – the Americans were spot on with this one.

1.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

So relentlessly juvenile as to merit a new twist on the PG-13 rating -- one that strongly cautions not only those under 13 but anyone much above it, too.

0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

The Love Guru is downright antifunny, an experience that makes you wonder if you will ever laugh again.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Not only does the film stumble badly from one skit to another, the skits themselves have too much dead air.

0
New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

press

Alba takes it all a bit too seriously while Justin Timberlake gets points for turning up ready to make a fool of himself as Prudence's new love interest. His rendition of a Celine Dion song is the most memorable thing in this tastelessly flat affair.

1.0
0
Newshub

Newshub

press

Every now and then a film is sent to test us. The Love Guru is such a film.

1.0
0
Dominion Post

Dominion Post

press

The clever gags are few and far between, and the puerility of the non-clever gags is just wearisome.

2.0
0
Christchurch Press

Christchurch Press

press

Rookie director Schnabel and Myers' co-writer Graham Gordy fail to rein in the star whose story seems like his ultimate wish fulfilment.

1.0
0

Believe the hype, this film is shite

the finale of recent Hollywood drudge, please avoid this piece of sludge. Myers was once a very funny man, but has now lost many a fan. The fair Alba shows no comedic skill, with a script to make you ill, many a joke that fails to work, this movie often made me hurt. Anti-comedy without a bite, spend your money on Dark Knight

1.0
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