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Letters to Juliet (2010)

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Average Rating: 5.1/10
Reviews Counted: 151
Fresh: 61 | Rotten: 90

Letters to Juliet has a refreshingly earnest romantic charm, but it suffers from limp dialogue and an utter lack of surprises.

46

Average Rating: 5.2/10
Critic Reviews: 35
Fresh: 16 | Rotten: 19

Letters to Juliet has a refreshingly earnest romantic charm, but it suffers from limp dialogue and an utter lack of surprises.

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An American girl discovers a love letter that changes her life in this romantic comedy starring Amanda Seyfried and Vanessa Redgrave. The setting is Verona, Italy -- the city where Romeo and Juliet first met. In Verona, there's a wall where the lovelorn leave notes, hoping that Juliet will answer their inquiries about love. Sophie (Seyfried) is part of a team of volunteers who respond to the letters. When Sophie answers a letter from 1957, the woman who wrote it (Redgrave) decides to seek out

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Drama, Romance, Comedy

Sep 14, 2010

$53.0M

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All Critics (151) | Top Critics (35) | Fresh (61) | Rotten (90) | DVD (3)

Not to be a cynic or anything, but maybe a fictional 13-year-old isn't the best source of advice for the lovelorn.

May 14, 2010 Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Comments (6)
San Francisco Chronicle
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As you might guess, after a great deal of sniping Sophie and Charlie supposedly fall for each other. But the audience never buys it.

May 14, 2010 Full Review Source: Globe and Mail | Comment (1)
Globe and Mail
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An amusing, touching, reassuringly wholesome romantic travelogue of a film that flies by on its way to the inevitable happy ending.

May 14, 2010 Full Review Source: Detroit News
Detroit News
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Cinematographer Marco Pontecorvo's sun-drenched palette would be a perfectly sound reason to see this film, but happily it's not the only one.

May 14, 2010 Full Review Source: Dallas Morning News
Dallas Morning News
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Letters to Juliet represents an interesting paradox: it is a movie that is very nearly perfect without being especially good.

May 14, 2010
New York Times
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... while [Vanessa] Redgrave can't cut the clichés out of Letters to Juliet entirely, she at least cuts through them occasionally.

May 14, 2010 Full Review Source: MSN Movies
MSN Movies
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a perfect date movie, with a nice blend of romance and light-hearted comedy

January 18, 2014 Full Review Source: 7M Pictures
7M Pictures

Not even the ever-likable Seyfried at full-blast sun-kissed luminescence can win the battle against such trite, tired material nor make a viable leading man out of her pretty boy zero of a co-star.

April 8, 2012 Full Review Source: TheMovieReport.com
TheMovieReport.com

... Succeeds on the basis of pure delight, the optimism it emits and an earned happily-ever-after ending.

November 5, 2011 Full Review Source: Star-Democrat (Easton, MD)
Star-Democrat (Easton, MD)

If you're in the mood for some school-girl daydream fairytale, Letters to Juliet about fits the bill, but even fans of this sort of thing are likely to find themselves short of patience well before the end.

March 29, 2011 Full Review Source: ComingSoon.net | Comment (1)
ComingSoon.net

Formulaic and telegraphic, there are no surprises in this chaste, passionless movie...

October 15, 2010 Full Review Source: Film Threat
Film Threat

It's all rather pleasant, but it's also all rather conventional.

September 21, 2010 Full Review Source: ReelTalk Movie Reviews | Comment (1)
ReelTalk Movie Reviews

Pisma Juliji nije film koji će se dugo pamtiti, ali predstavljaju zanatski ispeglano ostvarenje koje neće razočarati ljubitelje svog anra

September 12, 2010 Full Review Source: rec.arts.movies.reviews | Comment (1)
rec.arts.movies.reviews

Winick ladles on the cliches with shameless abandon.

August 9, 2010 Full Review Source: sbs.com.au
sbs.com.au

The picture never looks fussed-over or flattened -- it breathes, as opposed to just looking merely pretty.

July 6, 2010 Full Review Source: Movieline
Movieline

A gloriously tacky Italian romance.

July 6, 2010 Full Review Source: Times [UK]
Times [UK]

Both exasperatingly vapid and easy to sit through.

July 6, 2010 Full Review Source: Daily Telegraph
Daily Telegraph

Letters to Juliet...it's a chick flick thing.

July 6, 2010 Full Review Source: Matt's Movie Reviews
Matt's Movie Reviews

The film unravels in a dispiriting morass of clichés and cringy lines.

July 6, 2010 Full Review Source: Empire Magazine
Empire Magazine

A pair of mediocre leading men sabotage this otherwise charming chick flick.

July 6, 2010 Full Review Source: Hollywood.com
Hollywood.com

Vanessa Redgrave and the spectacular locales of Tuscany are the main reasons to tolerate the tepid and predictable story...

June 28, 2010 Full Review Source: Spectrum (St. George, Utah) | Comment (1)
Spectrum (St. George, Utah)

You can guess the whole film but the picture postcard locations are easy on the eye and the wonderful Redgrave steals the show. Her heartfelt conviction and natural warmth slice through all the schmaltz to make the silly storyline feel real and touching.

June 14, 2010 Full Review Source: Daily Express | Comment (1)
Daily Express

What kind of twisted fantasy is this?

June 14, 2010 Full Review Source: Scotsman | Comment (1)

As an antidote to the sugar, what we need now is a grumpy film called Letters to Lady Macbeth, in which malcontents leave rage-filled missives in the battlements of Glamis Castle.

June 10, 2010 Full Review Source: Guardian [UK]
Guardian [UK]

Letters From Juliet is far from a great movie. But if you're female or -- like me -- a man with a taste for romance and a fairer deal for our senior citizens, this is one of the year's guiltiest pleasures.

June 10, 2010 Full Review Source: Daily Mail [UK] | Comment (1)
Daily Mail [UK]

It's hard to convey the sheer awfulness. And that's not just me being a grumpy bloke confronted with a chick flick.

June 10, 2010 Full Review Source: Daily Mirror [UK] | Comment (1)
Daily Mirror [UK]

Audience Reviews for Letters to Juliet

This is a very predictable movie. Sophie answer a 50-year-old 'Letter to Juliet'. Claire - who is now a grandmother and her cute lawyer-grandson goes looking through the Italian countryside for Claire's long-lost love. If this were a predicable movie, Claire, the Italian oldtimer, Sophie and the lawyer-grandson would all live happily ever-after, right?
September 2, 2012
Redlats

Super Reviewer

a somewhat likable story and characters, but poor acting and serviceable script make this an ok film that feels like too many others in the genre.
May 25, 2012
sanjurosamurai
danny d

Super Reviewer

Whilst there was a truly heartwarming love story at the centre of this film, it was very Hollywood and I was in no doubt that Claire and Lorenzo would find each other, that Sophie and Charlie would get together, that Charlie would climb the tree and fall off... It was very predictable to the point of being boring and I just didn't like the characters. Bernal gave a good performance as usual but the others lacked talent and charisma. Several glaringly obvious continuity mistakes and terrible acting later, I can safely say this film was not worth my time.
September 22, 2011
StarCrossedVoyager

Super Reviewer

    1. Charlie: No, no, no, because you see if I found the love of my life, I wouldn't stand there like an idiot whispering in the garden. I would just grab her from that blasted balcony and be done with it.
    – Submitted by Doaa A (3 months ago)
    1. Sophie: You can't go on forever, some point you have to stop.
    2. Charlie: Then why is it that I feel like a school boy on Sunday? It's nearly tomorrow and I don't want to go.
    3. Sophie: Me either. And I always liked school.
    – Submitted by Blockbuster D (15 months ago)
    1. Claire: Don't wait fifty years like I did. Go, go, go!
    – Submitted by Blockbuster D (15 months ago)
    1. Claire: I think you understand why I'm telling you you're a total idiot.
    2. Charlie: Okay, okay, then don't sugarcoat it gran.
    3. Claire: I won't. How many Sophie's do you think there are on this planet?
    – Submitted by Blockbuster D (15 months ago)
    1. Claire: How many Sophies do you think there are on this planet? Don't wait fifty years like I did to find out.
    – Submitted by Blockbuster D (15 months ago)
    1. Charlie: Why do I feel like a school boy on a Sunday. It's nearly tomorrow and I don't want to go.
    – Submitted by Blockbuster D (15 months ago)
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