Film director Rob Reiner pays no interest in critics' reviews of his movies - he is only interested in the response of the audience.

Reiner is unconcerned new romantic comedy Rumor Has It has attracted mixed critical response, because he knows it has been a hit with cinemagoers.

He says, "I knew it would (get mixed reviews).

"It was always going to get good reviews from some while others trashed the hell out of it.

"But the movie works.

"I've watched it with audiences and they laugh at the funny things and then, by the end, they're hooked in and it's very emotional.

"Critics can like it or trash it, but I think audiences will be very satisfied."