The Notebook Reviews

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Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
April 11, 2012
If you ever want to see a flawless example of a movie which is redeemed from mediocrity solely through the cast, there is hardly a better one than this.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10

Film4
October 3, 2011
Bland and sentimental, The Notebook is old-fashioned filmmaking aimed at an old-fashioned audience. Kleenex essential.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Top Critic
J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader
October 3, 2011
The connection between the two narratives is supposed to be a big, heartbreaking surprise, though I figured it out well in advance and spent the interim unfavorably comparing this greatest-generation hanky wringer to the British drama Iris.
Nick Rogers
Suite101.com
September 19, 2010
Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams spark cinematically everlasting magic in a romance that's no tawdry Harlequin hay-roll. "The Notebook" excels most when contemplating love's obligations and responsibilities, that unique balance of fire and calm.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
April 29, 2009
A very engrossing and entertaining sudsy romance with top notch performances.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures
March 5, 2009
for someone who loves these sorts of stories, it would be a fantastic movie
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
January 16, 2009
I prepared myself for a tearjerker; what I didn't prepare for was an outright gusher.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
November 29, 2008
...one of contemporary cinema's most compelling and flat-out indelible love stories.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
October 18, 2008
A potently rich story about the power of love, The Notebook is heartbreakingly beautiful and achingly real.
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
August 7, 2008
Ssomehow Cassavetes pulls it off -- thanks mainly to sensitive performances and pretty Hallmark-card cinematography by Robert Fraisse.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Kam Williams
Princeton Town Topics
May 23, 2007
A sentimental film filled with flashbacks and clichés.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Stefan Ulstein
Christianity Today
September 27, 2006
A thoughtful, emotionally rich film in which we see that great love, like deep faith, is forged on doubt, trials, and hardships. Only then does it deliver its deepest rewards.
| Original Score: 3/4
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
May 26, 2006
I cannot believe I'm about to recommend a movie as clogged with melodramatic treacle as Nick Cassavetes' adaptation of The Notebook.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Uri Lessing
www.kcactive.com
July 25, 2005
... one gets the sense that director Nick Cassevetes and writer Jan Sardi would spray the audience with teargas if they could.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/5
Pablo Villaca
Cinema em Cena
March 28, 2005
Um romance sensível e emocionante que leva o espectador a se importar com o destino de seus tocantes personagens.
| Original Score: 5/5
Dragan Antulov
Draxblog Movie Reviews
March 18, 2005
Whether someone can enjoy The Notebook or not depends much of the mood in which the viewers find themselves.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Garth Franklin
Dark Horizons
March 14, 2005
It's an interesting piece of counter programming on New Line's part, the only question is why didn't it go direct to cable?
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
David Cornelius
eFilmCritic.com
February 23, 2005
Two parts idiotic romance, one part offensive melodrama.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Forrest Hartman
Reno Gazette-Journal
February 18, 2005
A fine tale that will leave romantics everywhere misty eyed.
| Original Score: B
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
January 29, 2005
*There's nothing about The Notebook that isn't either lazy or dismissive of its audience.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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