To call this 'a romantic comedy-drama' is to imply an involving emotional core and a witty sense of humor that simply aren't there.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
Charming as it is, the film is too thin to justify carfare and ticket money.
Just doesn't deliver!
This is filmmaking as puff pastry: Some viewers will want to lick up every sweet little crumb and others will find it cloying and twee.
| Original Score: 7/10
You're left wishing you'd never opened this letter.
Although the movie's affection for its characters is refreshing, none of them stirs our passions.
The Love Letter is so slight, so insipid, that a viewer can scarcely find much therein to love or hate.
| Original Score: 5/10
Lies dormant as a movie.
Surpasses your initial expectations, raises them a little, then just barely fails to meet most of them at last.
Where it should soar with humor or longing, it merely skips along -- a stream of surprising and somewhat forced revelations.
Intended as an ode to the power of words, 'Letter' is rarely worth listening to, let alone watching, and matters aren't helped by slice-and-dice editing that sometimes makes you wonder if the camera started rolling in mid-scene...
An enjoyable enough way to spend an hour and a half, but doesn't end up having much to offer in the way of substance.
| Original Score: 2/4
Has love ever been as boring as it is portrayed in The Love Letter, and, if so, where do babies come from?
Capshaw is cold and charmless!
If only there were something sharp and pungent - besides Ellen DeGeneres' wisecracks - to keep you from drifting off.
In a no-role role, Mr. Selleck appears beefy and dull.
Director Peter Chan has a hard time getting beneath the gooey surface of this fanciful story.
Choosing not to emphasize the romantic angle, the film feels more like a pilot for a television sitcom than a movie.
There's no chemistry between any of the stars, and there's a puzzling lack of energy.
The Force isn't with, nor is there much dramatic force behind The Love Letter!
| Original Score: 2.5/4