• PG-13, 1 hr. 28 min.
  • Comedy, Romance
  • Directed By:
    Peter Chan
    In Theaters:
    May 21, 1999 Wide
    On DVD:
    Nov 23, 1999
  • DreamWorks SKG

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The Love Letter Reviews

Geoff Andrew
Time Out
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February 9, 2006
Jeff Strickler
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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November 6, 2002

Globe and Mail
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Full Review Source: Globe and Mail | Original Score: 2/4

March 22, 2002
Andrew O'Hehir
Salon.com
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December 19, 2001
Kevin Maynard
Mr. Showbiz
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Filled with surprising bursts of wit and charm!

January 1, 2000
Jay Carr
Boston Globe
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The Love Letter transports the recipe from Hollywood to New England and turns it into the kind of flavorful clambake that defines summer escapist entertainment.

January 1, 2000
James Berardinelli
ReelViews
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Full Review Source: ReelViews | Original Score: 2/4

January 1, 2000
Rod Dreher
New York Post
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Capshaw is cold and charmless!

January 1, 2000
Julie Hinds
San Jose Mercury News
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Where it should soar with humor or longing, it merely skips along -- a stream of surprising and somewhat forced revelations.

January 1, 2000
Stephen Holden
New York Times
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Bland dialogue and dull sitcom acting!

Full Review Source: New York Times

January 1, 2000
Gene Seymour
Newsday
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If only there were something sharp and pungent - besides Ellen DeGeneres' wisecracks - to keep you from drifting off.

January 1, 2000
Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
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A romantic comedy of much charm and wisdom!

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times

January 1, 2000
Justine Elias
Village Voice
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January 1, 2000
Peter Rainer
New York Magazine/Vulture
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January 1, 2000
Susan Stark
Detroit News
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A scattershot account of unexpected, confusing romantic love that spreads like a virus!

Full Review Source: Detroit News | Original Score: 1/4

January 1, 2000
Mark Caro
Chicago Tribune
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Although the movie's affection for its characters is refreshing, none of them stirs our passions.

January 1, 2000
Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
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A nice old-fashioned romance -- how refreshing.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 3/4

January 1, 2000
Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
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It wants to revel in rapture and grand illusions and timeless dreams, yet its vision of love is overly graphed out and willed.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: C

January 1, 2000
Jane Sumner
Dallas Morning News
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In a no-role role, Mr. Selleck appears beefy and dull.

January 1, 2000
Desson Thomson
Washington Post
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You're left wishing you'd never opened this letter.

Full Review Source: Washington Post

January 1, 2000
Mike Clark
USA Today
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The Force isn't with, nor is there much dramatic force behind The Love Letter!

| Original Score: 2.5/4

January 1, 2000
Paul Tatara
CNN.com
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January 1, 2000
Robert Horton
Film.com
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A mild and likable enough romantic comedy.

January 1, 2000
Joe Leydon
Variety
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An especially affecting love story!

Full Review Source: Variety

January 1, 2000
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