Maid in Manhattan Reviews

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 25, 2010
Undeniably pleasing if not particularly memorable.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Top Critic
Derek Adams
Time Out
February 9, 2006
Talented individuals labour over the contrivances in this lightweight romance, and if the result's fluff, at least it's painless.
Rich Cline
Film Threat
December 6, 2005
When we catch ourselves sighing at the end, we get mad that we've fallen for this same old formula all over again. But mad in a nice way.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Wilson Morales
BlackFilm.com
May 13, 2003
Maid in Manhattan works because it's charming, and enjoyable.
Andrea Chase
Killer Movie Reviews
April 5, 2003
Leave reality at the concession stand along with your $20 for popcorn, candy and a large drink.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
March 11, 2003
The story strikes a delicate balance between the Cinderella legend, where the charming prince rescues her from a dreary life, and the self-help notion of working to get a better job.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
March 8, 2003
An enchanting Cinderella story, Maid In Manhattan rises above the city skyscrapers to offer a delightful interlude for those who love happily-ever-after entertainment. A mix of Pretty Woman, You've Got Mail and Notting Hill, here's a film whose whole is m
Jeremy Heilman
MovieMartyr.com
January 8, 2003
As a romantic comedy it stands out amongst its peers. The critical attacks hurled on it, like those on its star, seem mostly unwarranted.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Mike McGranaghan
Aisle Seat
January 7, 2003
During a movie season filled with dark, heavy, and sometimes brilliant Oscar-bait, it's kind of nice to get an unassuming little picture that only wants to put a smile on your face.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Bruce Bennett
Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
December 27, 2002
'it's better to go in knowing full well what's going to happen, but willing to let the earnestness of its execution and skill of its cast take you down a familiar road with a few twists. Cynics need not apply.'
Full Review | Original Score: B
James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette
December 21, 2002
Each time the story threatens to stall, Wang turns the audience's attention to Lopez and Fiennes, a couple of enormously attractive actors who truly seem fascinated by each other.
Forrest Hartman
Reno Gazette-Journal
December 20, 2002
Director Wayne Wang proves with Maid in Manhattan that even predictable movies can leave you feeling warm and fuzzy.
| Original Score: 3/4
D.K. Holm
DVDTalk.com
December 19, 2002
Maid in Manhattan handles well one of the most difficult components of the romantic comedy, the contrived Trial Separation.
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
December 19, 2002
Maid in Manhattan never pretends to be more than it is: a pretty movie about pretty people in pretty surroundings falling in love -- and on those terms, it's not a bad night at the movies.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
December 17, 2002
It's the sweet Cinderella story that "Pretty Woman" wanted to be.
| Original Score: 3/4
David Noh
Film Journal International
December 17, 2002
The film works largely through its cannily assembled cast.
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
December 16, 2002
With a romantic comedy plotline straight from the ages, this Cinderella story doesn't have a single surprise up its sleeve. But it does somehow manage to get you under its spell.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Diana Saenger
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
December 16, 2002
A good story with humor and great performances.
Top Critic
Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
December 16, 2002
It's a charming romantic fantasy.
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
December 16, 2002
Maid in Manhattan is a Nora Ephron movie with the cutesiness replaced by genuine charm.
| Original Score: 3/4
Geoff Carter
Las Vegas Weekly
September 11, 2003
Prairie Miller
WBAI Web Radio
January 19, 2003
Clothing is a side dish to the main Hollywood fantasy menu of the film but it sets a darker tone to the fluff of the story.
Katrina Onstad
National Post
December 16, 2002

Baltimore Sun
December 13, 2002
Tony Toscano
Talking Pictures (U.S.)
December 11, 2002
Its Cinderella plot delivers exactly what audiences are expecting...
| Original Score: 2/4

ComingSoon.net
December 6, 2002
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