Born Romantic Reviews

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John Anderson
Newsday
September 28, 2001
One can't fend off the feeling that we've been here before, and with some regularity.
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
September 28, 2001
Only sporadically entertaining.
Ed Gonzalez
Slant Magazine
September 21, 2001
This lightweight British import is harmless but unenlightening, a scruple that seems to have taken its lead from an episode of HBO's "Taxi Cab Confessions."
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
May 12, 2001
| Original Score: 1/4
Jenny Turner
Sight and Sound
April 13, 2001
The plot of Born Romantic turns ... to unoriginal contrivances to knit its narrative together.
Liz Beardsworth
Empire Magazine
April 10, 2001
Isn't quite as funny or endearing as it would like to be.
Jon Popick
Planet Sick-Boy
April 10, 2001
Nicely structured, but is ultimately predictable.
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Jane Sumner
Dallas Morning News
September 28, 2001
Except for Jimmy ... these are not very interesting folks and, at first, it's hard to keep them all straight or even care.
Bob Strauss
Los Angeles Daily News
September 28, 2001
Some of this is funny, most of it just fills space, and the best dancing is done by obvious professionals, not the actors.
Ken Fox
TV Guide's Movie Guide
September 28, 2001
Kane simply piles quirks ... on top of clichés.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Shlomo Schwartzberg
Boxoffice Magazine
October 4, 2001
Another example of the unfortunate trend toward sentimentality in British films.
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
October 4, 2001
Is whimsicality the last refuge of the mediocre?
Full Review | Original Score: D+
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
August 3, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
September 26, 2001
The screenplay is a shade smarter than that of the average romantic comedy, and there are plenty of funny lines and scenes.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Ted Murphy
Baseline.Hollywood.com
December 21, 2001
... a rare romantic comedy that gets both the romance and the comedy right.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
April 10, 2001
While you sense the writer lurking behind these twists and oddball moments, the film is not without its shaggy charm.
Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com
November 9, 2004
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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A.O. Scott
New York Times
September 28, 2001
In its own modest, genial terms, the picture succeeds.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Sarah Chauncey
Reel.com
June 4, 2004
| Original Score: 3/5
Matthew Turner
ViewLondon
October 30, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Michael Szymanski
Zap2it.com
February 24, 2004
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
December 10, 2001
Alexander Walker
This is London
December 15, 2003
Christopher Tookey
Daily Mail [UK]
December 15, 2003
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Derek Elley
Variety
June 5, 2008
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July 21, 2005
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June 24, 2006

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