All About Steve Bombs for Bullock

Misfiring Sandra Bullock farce a contender for worst movie of the year
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 4, 2009 7:40 AM CDT

(Newser) – New Sandra Bullock vehicle All About Steve is a romantic comedy that lacks romance, comedy, or anything else that would make it watchable, say critics in almost unanimously scathing reviews.

  • Peter Travers, Rolling Stone: Bullock, as a delusional crossword puzzle creator who stalks a TV cameraman, "hits the lowest point of her career" in "this unwatchable, unbearably unfunny farce."

  • Joe Neumaier, New York Daily News: "Since Bullock co-produced this masochistic venture, it seems she buys into the idea that fluffer-nut ditziness is what she does best. Except it isn't."
  • Ty Burr, Boston Globe: "Easily the worst movie of the week, month, year, and Bullock’s entire career. It is to comedy what leprosy once was to the island of Molokai: a plague best contemplated from many miles away."