Roxanne Reviews

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Betsy Bozdech
Common Sense Media
October 8, 2013
Charming '80s romantic comedy has innuendo, swearing.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
November 14, 2009
...an entertaining yet undeniably forgettable romcom that benefits substantially from the stars' charismatic work.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central
June 24, 2009
for all the things this movie is, it's probably Martin's fault.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Brian Webster
Apollo Guide
May 7, 2009
It's difficult to call a movie this light and insubstantial a classic, but it's as likeable as ever more than two decades after its initial release.
Full Review | Original Score: 84/100
Jason McKiernan
Filmcritic.com
April 29, 2009
another in a long line of Cyrano De Bergerac adaptations but easily one of the very best
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
April 29, 2009
I'd call it reasonably successful, but I can't get excited about it.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Richard Corliss
TIME Magazine
February 2, 2009
It's a neat trick, being Steve Martin. He's so good; his movies will get even better.

TV Guide's Movie Guide
February 2, 2009
In an era when romance seems to have taken second place to sex, it's heartwarming to see a film like Roxanne bring back the loveliness of love.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Variety Staff
Variety
February 2, 2009
In the end it's hopelessly sappy stuff.

Film4
February 2, 2009
The film's success rests firmly with Martin. He wrote the warm-hearted script and delivers a sparkling performance of physical and verbal gymnastics that he hasn't been able to match since.
Steve Crum
Dispatch-Tribune Newspapers
February 20, 2007
Very good adaptation of Cyrano with Steve Martin in one his best roles.
| Original Score: 5/5
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
June 24, 2006
Far and away [Martin's] richest film to date, lyrical, sweet-natured, touching, and very, very funny.
James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette
January 11, 2004
Sparkling romantic fun; Martin is superb and Hannah is delightful
| Original Score: 4/5
Rob Thomas
Capital Times (Madison, WI)
January 9, 2004
Terrific and charming "Cyrano" update, with one of Martin's best performances and his best screenplay.
| Original Score: 5/5
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
July 10, 2003
A feel-good movie with some perky riffs on romance, beauty, and the value of an inquiring mind.
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
May 20, 2003
The nose itself is a perfect prop for a man who began his career with a fake arrow through his head, a man who has since evolved from a coolly absurdist stand-up comic to a fully formed, amazingly nimble comic actor.
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium
March 28, 2003
Shockingly dated, but saved by Martin's effervescent charm and Hannah's radiant beauty.
| Original Score: 3/5
Widgett Walls
Needcoffee.com
October 2, 2002
A truly divine 'Cyrano' update with Steve Martin in amazing comedic form.
| Original Score: 5/5
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
March 25, 2002
Steve Martin's winning performance and his brilliant screenplay make up most of Roxanne's success, but Fred Schepisi's direction completes it.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Mark R. Leeper
rec.arts.movies.reviews
January 1, 2000
Roxanne represents one more step for Martin away from his off-the-wall origins and into making comedy of some lasting value.
Full Review | Original Score: +1 out of -4..+4
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