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Rumor Has It...

Comedy . Drama . Romance

Sarah Huttinger's return home with her fiance convinces her that the sedate, proper, country-club lifestyle of her family isn't for her – and that maybe the Huttinger family isn't even hers – as she uncovers secrets that suggest the Huttingers are neither sedate nor proper.

Actors: Jennifer Aniston , Kevin Costner , Shirley MacLaine , Mark Ruffalo , Richard Jenkins , Christopher McDonald , Mena Suvari , Steve Sandvoss , Rob Lanza
Directors: Rob Reiner
Release: 2005-12-25
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  • Roger Ebert

    This is not a great movie, but it's very watchable and has some good laughs. The casting of Aniston is crucial, because she's the heroine of this story, and the way it's put together there's danger of her becoming the shuttlecock. Aniston has the presence to pull it off.

    Chicago Sun-Times Full Review
  • Allison Benedikt

    Easygoing but surprisingly likable comedy.

    Chicago Tribune Full Review
  • William Arnold

    T. M. Griffin's script is imaginative and clever.

    Seattle Post-Intelligencer Full Review
  • Kirk Honeycutt

    Aniston gets marooned here: Her comic instincts are muted by all the identity angst, yet there isn't sufficient dramatic material into which she can sink her teeth. Costner strolls through this role with disarming ease.

    The Hollywood Reporter Full Review
  • M. E. Russell

    Sets up a situation so weird, it's almost weirder that Rob Reiner directs it as a cookie-cutter romantic comedy.

    Portland Oregonian Full Review
  • Mick LaSalle

    The movie has that fatal triptych that is becoming Reiner's romantic-comedy signature: drippy sentiment, zany scenes that trivialize the characters and a horror of adventure.

    San Francisco Chronicle Full Review
  • Ken Fox

    Not much to laugh about -- or shout about for that matter.

    TV Guide Full Review
  • Claudia Puig

    The story, though initially intriguing, is dicey. A seminal social satire has been spun off into a passionless romance and a wan comedy.

    USA Today Full Review
  • James Berardinelli

    An unfocused mess, with poor chemistry all around and an ending that's as firm and satisfying as an overcooked noodle.

    ReelViews Full Review
  • Liam Lacey

    The real weak point is Reiner's listless direction, with too few scenes that almost gel and too many that fall flat.

    The Globe and Mail (Toronto) Full Review
  • Michael Sragow

    This movie proves to be the year's most anti-romantic comedy.

    Baltimore Sun Full Review
  • Ella Taylor

    This Rob Reiner comedy jogs along pleasantly enough to the finish (Costner is charming as always in over-the-hill-ruin mode), which entails a less-than-shattering insight about love and marriage.

    L.A. Weekly Full Review
  • Nathan Rabin

    Like the film itself, Ruffalo and Aniston exacerbate a bad, unfeasible idea with clumsy execution, exerting a whole lot of energy and effort for very little payoff.

    The A.V. Club Full Review
  • Brian Lowry

    As muddled in most respects as its title, Rumor Has It... begins with an intriguing premise...but it devolves into a bland romance spiced with too little comedy.

    Variety Full Review
  • Jonathan Rosenbaum

    Under the circumstances, MacLaine, Costner, and Ruffalo acquit themselves well.

    Chicago Reader Full Review
  • Peter Rainer

    Draggy pastiche of tired gags and half-baked homilies.

    Christian Science Monitor Full Review
  • Olly Richards

    Inspired by The Graduate it may be, but despite Aniston’s charm, this confused comedy will not be seducing anybody.

    Empire Full Review
  • Kevin Crust

    The resulting film is a muddled, melodramatic, sort-of remake of "The Graduate."

    Los Angeles Times Full Review
  • Jack Mathews

    A lump of coal, sculpted from the kind of high-concept idea screenwriters find scribbled on bar napkins after nights of heavy drinking.

    New York Daily News Full Review
  • Lisa Schwarzbaum

    A mess -- all high concept, stranded performances, and no laughs.

    Entertainment Weekly Full Review
  • Dana Stevens

    I suppose Rumor Has It could be worse, though at the moment I'm at a loss to say just how.

    The New York Times Full Review
  • Desson Thomson

    A jarring amalgam of sitcom goofiness and uncomfortable ooginess.

    Washington Post Full Review
  • Peter Travers

    Following "Derailed," this comic turd makes it two strikes for Jennifer Aniston. She looks great, but her acting is board-stiff.

    Rolling Stone Full Review
  • Connie Ogle

    If only someone had recognized the inherent vileness of the premise, we might not have been subjected to this hideous Rumor at all.

    Miami Herald Full Review
  • Kyle Smith

    Reiner, who came in to rescue this picture after the original director was fired, once gave us "When Harry Met Sally," but seeing him work now is like watching Willie Mays hobble around in a Mets uniform during that pathetic final year when he hit .211.

    New York Post Full Review
  • Wesley Morris

    An embarrassing romantic comedy from Rob Reiner.

    Boston Globe Full Review
  • Laura Sinagra

    Maybe it's the terrible lighting, but Friend-out-of-water Aniston spends most of this flick looking like she needs Dustin Hoffman to bang on the glass and get her out of this mess.

    Village Voice Full Review
  • Robert Wilonsky

    Stay away: Everything about the movie is rinky-dink, from its phony, lifeless dialogue to its drab, shabby sitcom look to its choppy editing, all of which can wear on you after 95 minutes that come to feel like an eternity.

    Dallas Observer Full Review
  • Marrit Ingman

    Fans of "The Graduate" should skip this strange comedy.

    Austin Chronicle Full Review
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