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Jerry Maguire

  • Rated R
  • HD and SD formats available

comedy, drama, romance, sports

Tom Cruise is in top form as a sports agent who suddenly discovers his scruples in this romantic comedy

Rotten Tomatoes® scores

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common sense

PAUSE for kids age 16
3 out of 5
Drinking, drugs, & smoking
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
Positive messages
0 out of 5
5 out of 5
3 out of 5

Feel-good Cruise flick; racier than you remember.

what parents need to know

Parents need to know that this movie handles many grown-up themes, such as professional ethics, moral crises, romantic relationships, intimacy issues, and single motherhood. A raucous sex scene opens the movie, but is usually cut out when shown on TV. There's still plenty of locker-room nudity the audience almost sees, and more sex later in the movie. Some characters are superficial, shallow, and conniving, but they don't necessarily win in the end.

what families can talk about

  • Families can talk about how the movie portrays the world of professional sports: How are the players and people behind the scenes represented? Are they interested in the sport itself and each other, or are they driven more by dollar signs? What does Jerry Maguire do to make a positive difference?

movie reviews from Rotten Tomatoes®

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    reviews counted: 19
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Top Critic Reviews

Fresh: Cruise is at the top of his form, and Gooding makes a brilliant opponent.

- Desson Thomson, Washington Post, Saturday, January 1, 2000

Rotten: Lauded as a witty moral fable with a revelatory performance from its star, this romantic comedy is in fact meretricious, manipulative and reactionary.

- Geoff Andrew, Time Out, Thursday, February 9, 2006

Fresh: This is the kind of movie that reminds me why I started reviewing in the first place.

- James Berardinelli, ReelViews, Saturday, January 1, 2000

Audience Reviews

4 stars

Jerry Maguire is an absolutely terrific movie. It is fueled by two great performances from Tom Cruise and Cuba Gooding Jr. It is a movie that is very funny and very entertaining, but possibly a touch to sentimental.

- blkbomb, Monday, May 16, 2011

3 stars

After being cussed by his client's kid, successful sports agent Jerry Maguire gets a moral wake-up call. Developing a conscience all of a sudden, he gets excited and feels encouraged to write down his thoughts. He writes a memo titled "The Things We Think And Not Say" which proved to be an axe he hit on his own foot. Though he's applauded for his memo, his boss gets pissed off because his memo speaks of getting less clients and less money. As a result, he fires him after a week. A single mother Dorothy is the only employee from the staff that decides to go with Jerry. Jerry struggles to get clients, but doesn't succeed except for maintaining a single client: Rod Tidwell. Thereafter, it's the usual: Dorothy and Jerry falling in love and how Jerry gets back in business. IMO, Jerry Magurie is a passable drama movie. Surprisingly, I liked Tom Cruise's acting and found Cuba Gooding Jr's and Renee's performance somewhat unconvincing. If you haven't watched this as yet, I feel that while the movie won't make your day, it surely would help you kill time*. * provided you've got nothing better to do!!!

- imrealgod, Friday, February 4, 2011

3 stars

i love me some kelly preston, even when she plays a rotten person. overall this is a well executed film but just has an annoying quality to it that is hard to pinpoint. solid but not great.

- sanjurosamurai, Saturday, January 15, 2011