• PG-13, 2 hr. 13 min.
  • Drama
  • Directed By:    Ryan Murphy
  • In Theaters:    Aug 13, 2010 Wide
  • On DVD:    Nov 23, 2010
  • Sony Pictures

Eat Pray Love Reviews

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Will Chadwick
We Got This Covered
November 9, 2013

Eat Pray Love is overlong and quickly becomes tedious. It features narcissistic, inward looking characters of no interest at all and amounts to a very poorly made film.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
Joshua Starnes
March 21, 2011

Liz maybe the most unlikeable character Julia Roberts has ever had to play, not because co-writer/director Ryan Murphy is trying to make her so but because everything the film does pushes her in that direction.

Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Jason Best
Movie Talk
March 14, 2011

A seemingly interminable romantic travelogue that feels as though it takes as long to watch as the year-long spiritual quest it depicts.

Connie Ogle
Miami Herald
Top Critic
January 31, 2011

The film version is pure wish-fulfillment fantasy.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central
January 6, 2011

Julia's late career seems an apologia for buying someone else's husband and getting away with it, for the most part, in the court of public opinion.

Full Review | Original Score: 0/4
Andy Klein
Christian Science Monitor
January 3, 2011

During the India scenes, Liz accuses Richard from Texas of spouting a bunch of bumper-sticker slogans... as though her revelations are any better.

Full Review | Original Score: C
Jeffrey Chen
Window to the Movies
December 29, 2010

[Takes] itself too seriously, even while it contains all the trappings of one of the most lighthearted movie genres, the 'travel romance' or 'travel therapy' movie.

Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Joseph Proimakis
Movies for the Masses
November 20, 2010

full review at Movies for the Masses

Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Enrique Buchichio
Uruguay Total
November 2, 2010

El mayor problema es el subrayado permanente de lo que suele llamarse "mensaje", eso que supuestamente el espectador debe descubrir en el transcurso de una película y llevarse al final para su casa y que aquí está servido como receta.

Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Katina Vangopoulos
October 22, 2010

Merely good and not great as many fans of the book hoped it would be.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Simon Miraudo
October 21, 2010

Eat Pray Love is a two hour and fifteen minute ad for being rich; it's a smug, patronising travelogue that -- despite its already apt title -- could have also been called First World Problems: The Movie.

Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Sam Bathe
Fan The Fire
October 13, 2010

On the surface a beautiful film. But those looking for some hidden spiritual meaning be warned - Eat Pray Love doesn't go that deep.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Rebecca Barry
October 13, 2010

It's as though the "phenomenon" of Eat Pray Love got away on itself and, rather than casting a self-deprecating, unknown actress who could embody 30-something middle-class angst, they chose the biggest, richest movie star of the lot.

Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Matt Neal
The Standard
October 9, 2010

Eat Pray Love ... [hits] its target demographic right between the eyes, but in the same way that a self-help book may appeal to thousands, it will never be great literature.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Julie Rigg
MovieTime, ABC Radio National
October 8, 2010

Narcissistic nonsense, styled within an inch of its life in the manner of food, fashion and travel magazines.

Fiona Williams
October 7, 2010

The fatal flaw of Eat Pray Love is that for a celebration of enlightenment through travel and the benefits of restorative calm, the end result is so hollow and artificial. Don't mistake entitlement for enlightenment.

Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Jim Schembri
The Age (Australia)
October 7, 2010

A tiresome, humourless, lifeless, overlong dirge in which the lofty pretention to say something deep about the quest for self and the female condition all gets blown away by an insipid, off-the-shelf romantic-movie ending.

Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Leigh Paatsch
Herald Sun (Australia)
October 7, 2010

The chemistry shared by Roberts and Bardem is alert, alive and alluring: everything the rest of Eat Pray Love should have been, but shied away from.

David Stratton
At the Movies (Australia)
October 6, 2010

The director, Ryan Murphy, brings only the most obvious sentiments to the borderline intolerable proceedings.

Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Matthew Toomey
ABC Radio Brisbane
October 6, 2010

There?s too much eating, too much praying and too much loving. I should have known given the title.

Full Review | Original Score: C+
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