'Deliver Us From Eva' Critic Reviews

67%
MovieWeb:   0 reviews
44%
Rotten Tomatoes:   87 reviews
  • Lisa Schwarzbaum Entertainment Weekly (Top Critic)
    34
    That's all anyone is called on to do: Be very tame, and make much ado about zilch.
    Full Review » 11 years ago
  • Stephen Holden New York Times (Top Critic)
    60
    The movie, whose subsidiary characters remain vague, is carried by the sharp comic performance of Ms. Union, a quick-witted actress who succeeds in imbuing Eva's priggishness and arrogance with a certain nobility.
    Full Review » 11 years ago
  • Desson Thomson Washington Post (Top Critic)
    Hardwick clearly wants to make this more than another hip-hop comedy, but that desire evaporates in the face of loopy storytelling ... one-dimensional archetypes, too much predictability and not enough comedy.
    Full Review » 11 years ago
  • Ty Burr Boston Globe (Top Critic)
    50
    Dawdles amiably and can't quite decide what it wants to be.
    Full Review » 11 years ago
  • Laura Sinagra Village Voice (Top Critic)
    As for Eva getting her groove back, well, aside from some ill-advised horseback riding, James Todd Smith proves a worthy match.
    Full Review » 11 years ago
  • Eric Harrison Houston Chronicle (Top Critic)
    50
    The plot takes preposterous turns, and the story takes too long to give us characters to care about.
    Full Review » 11 years ago
  • Gary Dowell Dallas Morning News (Top Critic)
    50
    The cast is charming and capable enough, but they are wasted in thinly sketched roles trapped in toothless comedy.
    Full Review » 11 years ago
  • Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times (Top Critic)
    50
    It proceeds so deliberately from one plot point to the next that we want to stand next to the camera, holding up cards upon which we have lettered clues and suggestions.
    Full Review » 11 years ago
  • Loren King Chicago Tribune (Top Critic)
    75
    A welcome respite from verbal nastiness and sexual cynicism.
    Full Review » 11 years ago
  • Jonathan Rosenbaum Chicago Reader (Top Critic)
    Stuff like that happens only in sitcoms and bad movies ...
    Full Review » 11 years ago
  • Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer (Top Critic)
    63
    Despite director Gary Hardwick's stock sitcom scenarios, LL Cool J, the rapper-turned-actor, does a great job as a leading man Lothario.
    Full Review » 11 years ago
  • Tom Long Detroit News (Top Critic)
    50
    As frothy, sex-obsessed romantic comedies go, Deliver Us From Eva pretty much delivers the goods.
    Full Review » 11 years ago
  • Bill Muller Arizona Republic (Top Critic)
    60
    After awhile, a certain sameness settles over Deliver Us From Eva.
    Full Review » 11 years ago
  • Joe Leydon Variety (Top Critic)
    [Smith] and Union bring out the best in each other, especially (and surprisingly) during the more dramatic emotional interludes.
    Full Review » 6 years ago
  • Megan Lehmann New York Post (Top Critic)
    50
    Noisy, sitcom-ish take on The Taming of the Shrew.
    Full Review » 11 years ago
  • Jay Boyar Orlando Sentinel (Top Critic)
    20
    Union's performance is, unfortunately, even more insufferable than the character of Eva is supposed to be.
    Full Review » 11 years ago
  • Geoff Pevere Toronto Star (Top Critic)
    40
    Depicts gender warfare as a kind of pillow fight.
    Full Review » 11 years ago
  • Rick Groen Globe and Mail (Top Critic)
    50
    Any romantic comedy that gives you time to think probably isn't doing its job.
    Full Review » 11 years ago
  • James Berardinelli ReelViews (Top Critic)
    50
    Deliver us from screenplays that force likable protagonists to twist and bend their personalities to serve the contortions of a ridiculous and formulaic plot.
    Full Review » 11 years ago
  • Frank Scheck Hollywood Reporter (Top Critic)
    Reasonably diverting.
    Full Review » 11 years ago
  • Kevin Thomas Los Angeles Times (Top Critic)
    70
    Flows smoothly, looks great and probably cost lots less than it looks.
    Full Review » 11 years ago
  • Nell Minow Common Sense Media
    80
    Above average movie for high schoolers.
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Michael Dequina TheMovieReport.com
    75
    Smith and Union overcome the sometimes-strained mechanics of the plot.
    Full Review » 4 years ago
  • Boston Phoenix
    Full Review » 11 years ago
  • Jason Anderson eye WEEKLY
    30
    While the premise of the director's follow-up ... is promising, he botches the execution at every turn, leaving his cast to drift aimlessly among half-baked plot points.
    Full Review » 11 years ago