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The Notebook Reviews

Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
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April 21, 2012
J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader
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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.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

October 3, 2011
Rex Reed
New York Observer
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How rare to see a film that says there is still a value system out there, that being thoughtful and caring is not uncool.

Full Review Source: New York Observer

July 23, 2004
Charles Taylor
Salon.com
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The movie not only approaches a level of shamelessness you have to see to disbelieve, it does it in a manner that's both inept and crass.

Full Review Source: Salon.com

July 3, 2004
Desson Thomson
Washington Post
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May be one hundred percent sap, but its spirit is anything but cloying, thanks to persuasive performances, most notably from Rachel McAdams.

Full Review Source: Washington Post

June 25, 2004
Ann Hornaday
Washington Post
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This is a movie that isn't ashamed to wring each teardrop by any means necessary.

Full Review Source: Washington Post

June 25, 2004
Susan Walker
Toronto Star
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Our resistance is broken down, and the hankies are out.

Full Review Source: Toronto Star | Original Score: 3/5

June 25, 2004
Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
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It's all sweet and gooey and absolutely predictable, in a bland TV-movie sort of way, with an ending so shameless it should come with an apology.

Full Review Source: Seattle Times | Original Score: 1.5/4

June 25, 2004
Ruthe Stein
San Francisco Chronicle
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An old-fashioned and occasionally schmaltzy movie that delivers an emotional wallop sure to elicit tears from all but those with truly intractable hearts.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 3/4

June 25, 2004
Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel
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There are weepies and weepies. And The Notebook may be the most effective one in nearly a decade -- since the film version of The Bridges of Madison County.

Full Review Source: Orlando Sentinel | Original Score: 4/5

June 25, 2004
Lisa Rose
Newark Star-Ledger
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Much like an awkward but well-intentioned suitor, the movie inspires affection despite its overwrought script and occasionally clunky staging.

Full Review Source: Newark Star-Ledger

June 25, 2004
Lou Lumenick
New York Post
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Well worth the risk of diabetic shock for the sake of superb acting that transcends its teary milieu.

| Original Score: 3/4

June 25, 2004
Jack Mathews
New York Daily News
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Two hours of the worst sort of sentimental sap.

Full Review Source: New York Daily News

June 25, 2004
Rick Groen
Globe and Mail
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Meant to be a romantic weepy, and you will shed tears -- but only from the consistent and exhausting effort of trying to control your gag reflex.

Full Review Source: Globe and Mail | Original Score: 2/4

June 25, 2004
Tom Long
Detroit News
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A small, smart film filled with heart.

| Original Score: B

June 25, 2004
Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News
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Cue the sensitive piano. Make the settings picturesque. Add a corny narration, and let the love boat sail.

| Original Score: C

June 25, 2004
Michael Booth
Denver Post
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One of the shallowest movies in recent memory.

Full Review Source: Denver Post | Original Score: 1/4

June 25, 2004
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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Now here is a story that could have been a tearjerker, but -- no, wait, it is a tearjerker, it's just that it's a good one.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 3.5/4

June 25, 2004
Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
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Considering the sunny, relatively pleasurable romantic business that precedes it, the elderly stuff seems dark, morbid, and forced upon us.

Full Review Source: Boston Globe | Original Score: 2.5/4

June 25, 2004
Claudia Puig
USA Today
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A gifted cast was bogged down by a treacly tale.

Full Review Source: USA Today | Original Score: 2.5/4

June 24, 2004
Manohla Dargis
Los Angeles Times
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Cassavetes isn't much of a director and he never settles on a mood, which he seems intent on ruining with hiccups of goofiness. But there's an underlying humanity to his scenes, a sense that movies are made by people for other people.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 2.5/5

June 24, 2004
Bill Muller
Arizona Republic
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You can't write off The Notebook as just another tearjerker because the characters are brought to life in such elegant fashion.

Full Review Source: Arizona Republic | Original Score: 3.5/5

June 24, 2004
Stephen Holden
New York Times
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Against your better judgment, you root for the pair to beat the odds against them.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 3/5

June 24, 2004
Chris Vognar
Dallas Morning News
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If you found The Bridges of Madison County too demanding, if you like your romance with an extra helping of syrup, then your movie has arrived.

Full Review Source: Dallas Morning News | Original Score: C-

June 24, 2004
Connie Ogle
Miami Herald
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Sentimental hogwash, but it's hogwash with an insidious power.

Full Review Source: Miami Herald | Original Score: 2/4

June 24, 2004
Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press
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If there is a more cringe-inducing, badly made and excruciating movie released this year, it would have to not only star the Olsen twins, but be written and directed by them as well.

Full Review Source: Detroit Free Press | Original Score: 1/4

June 24, 2004
Bruce Newman
San Jose Mercury News
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If its performers do not always triumph over their material, it's a struggle that they make worth watching.

| Original Score: 2.5/4

June 24, 2004
Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer
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If it were a sandwich, it would be two slices of bread without filling. If it were a bridge, it would be two anchorages without a suspension in between. Nice anchorages, though.

| Original Score: 2.5/4

June 24, 2004
John Anderson
Newsday
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A very soggy movie.

Full Review Source: Newsday | Original Score: 1/4

June 24, 2004
Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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It will have many viewers bucketing tears until they are as dehydrated as Egyptian mummies.

Full Review Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune | Original Score: 3.5/4

June 24, 2004
Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune
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This film vaults past our defenses. We can see the characters falling and staying in love, feel the reasons.

Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune | Original Score: 3/4

June 24, 2004
Eleanor Ringel Gillespie
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
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Succeeds well enough on its own terms.

Full Review Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution | Original Score: B-

June 24, 2004
Ella Taylor
L.A. Weekly
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From the first soft piano that accompanies white geese flying toward a humongous orange sunset, The Notebook racks up the sugary clichés till you're screaming for mercy.

Full Review Source: L.A. Weekly

June 23, 2004
Jessica Winter
Village Voice
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The minutes of Allie and Noah's magical hysteria tour are duly recorded in the titular ledger-cum- framing device.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

June 22, 2004
James Berardinelli
ReelViews
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In its inability to effectively develop the modern aspect of the story, it fails to throw the tear-jerking emotional punch it might have achieved.

Full Review Source: ReelViews | Original Score: 2.5/4

June 22, 2004
Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
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The main reason I'm recommending this ... is Rachel McAdams.

Full Review Source: Ebert & Roeper

June 21, 2004
Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
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There's no way to endure the movie without earplugs and a blindfold.

| Original Score: 1/4

June 17, 2004
Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
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[Gosling and McAdams] are, however and alas, only half the love story; they're the photogenic flashback.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: C+

June 17, 2004
Robert Koehler
Variety
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A determined and often affecting romance that doesn't speak down to audiences.

Full Review Source: Variety

May 24, 2004
Michael Rechtshaffen
Hollywood Reporter
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Mercilessly plodding pacing, problematic character motivations and a fundamental lack of chemistry between the two star-crossed lovers.

May 22, 2004
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