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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

3 stars

A well known film by now that is often well quoted as well. After finally seeing it I have to say it's a little overrated! It's far too long and not as funny as I thought it would be given it's reputation. It has it's moments but it's far from being great.

- Deano78, Sunday, September 5, 2010

5 stars

Tom Cruise was great as always in this movie where he played a sports agent for the NFL. Safe to say,Tom Cruise never seizes to amaze me!!! This movie definetly deserves 5 stars!!! I loved Renee, Bonnie and Cuba as well!!! :) <3 :) I just love it!!!! :) :) :) :) :) :) :)

- movieguru12, Friday, December 2, 2011

4 stars

While it is obviously sappy at times, I love this movie regardless. Tom Cruise was just way too perfect in his role for this to be considered a romantic comedy. It's got a really good story that is a lot more that it tends to get credit for. Cameron Crowe always manages to get a very realistic tone to his characters, which is quite refreshing.

- ythelastman89, Wednesday, December 2, 2009