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The Love Letter Reviews

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Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com
November 10, 2009
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Steven Boone
Citysearch
January 1, 2000
Charming as it is, the film is too thin to justify carfare and ticket money.
Sue Pierman
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
January 1, 2000
Just doesn't deliver!
Maitland McDonagh
TV Guide's Movie Guide
January 1, 2000
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
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
You're left wishing you'd never opened this letter.
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Mark Caro
Chicago Tribune
January 1, 2000
Although the movie's affection for its characters is refreshing, none of them stirs our passions.
Harvey S. Karten
Compuserve
January 1, 2000
The Love Letter is so slight, so insipid, that a viewer can scarcely find much therein to love or hate.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Doris Toumarkine
Film Journal International
January 1, 2000
Lies dormant as a movie.
Lawrence Toppman
Charlotte Observer
January 1, 2000
Surpasses your initial expectations, raises them a little, then just barely fails to meet most of them at last.
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Julie Hinds
San Jose Mercury News
January 1, 2000
Where it should soar with humor or longing, it merely skips along -- a stream of surprising and somewhat forced revelations.
James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette
January 1, 2000
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...
Dustin Putman
TheFilmFile.com
January 1, 2000
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Jay Stone
Ottawa Citizen
January 1, 2000
Has love ever been as boring as it is portrayed in The Love Letter, and, if so, where do babies come from?
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Rod Dreher
New York Post
January 1, 2000
Capshaw is cold and charmless!
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Gene Seymour
Newsday
January 1, 2000
If only there were something sharp and pungent - besides Ellen DeGeneres' wisecracks - to keep you from drifting off.
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Jane Sumner
Dallas Morning News
January 1, 2000
In a no-role role, Mr. Selleck appears beefy and dull.
Gary Thompson
Philadelphia Daily News
January 1, 2000
Director Peter Chan has a hard time getting beneath the gooey surface of this fanciful story.
Steve Rhodes
Internet Reviews
January 1, 2000
Choosing not to emphasize the romantic angle, the film feels more like a pilot for a television sitcom than a movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Jeff Vice
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
January 1, 2000
There's no chemistry between any of the stars, and there's a puzzling lack of energy.
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Mike Clark
USA Today
January 1, 2000
The Force isn't with, nor is there much dramatic force behind The Love Letter!
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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