a clever conceit, but it's one that eventually wears out its welcome.
Unfortunately, the novelty of the fresh concept quickly wears off.
| Original Score: C
A thinking person's romantic comedy -- but, hey, don't let that frighten you away. It's also lots of fun.
Paltrow gives the first credible evidence since Emma that her career may last.
| Original Score: 3/5
It's not so much the tale itself as the slippery interplay between characters that makes Sliding Doors enjoyable.
With a pleasing balance of romance, comedy and drama, Sliding Doors is an exceedingly original story that appeals to both the heart and mind.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
Se você quer assistir a um filme sobre realidades 'paralelas', é melhor conferir os infinitamente superiores 'Corra, Lola, Corra' e 'Feitiço do Tempo'.
| Original Score: 1/5
Ultimately, Sliding Doors becomes a victim of its own cleverness, shutting down all that early promise.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
A clever and satisfying comedy that comes as a blissful relief from more high-minded festival fare.
Paltrow is delightful as the trendy Londoner running parallel lives and has a disturbingly accurate English accent.
| Original Score: 4/5
Great script, interesting camera work, superb acting. I can find nothing wrong with it, the more I think about it.
| Original Score: 5
Too often in her past movies Paltrow has been cast as either an ice princess, a gloomy grump or a kook, and it's a relief to watch her get a crack at playing someone down-to-earth.
What makes the film so unique and rather thought-provoking is how it holds true to the idea of chance while at the same time subscribing to that of destiny.
| Original Score: 3/4
Once the movie throws in a jolting, late-in- the-game plot twist that could have been borrowed from City of Angels, it never regains its balance.
| Original Score: 2/5
In the end, the movie's a clever idea and not much more.
| Original Score: 2/4
Give the movie credit for being a different sort of romantic comedy, but still one has to regret the failure of imagination.
Having to witness the doomed romance between Lynch and Paltrow play out twice over is nothing if not dull, as the events unfold with little nuance and few surprises.
Take a supernatural premise, sap cinematic magic of any kind and the result is Sliding Doors.
| Original Score: 2/4
Howitt's story stalls at that point, and from there on things quickly devolve into soap opera-like melodrama, with some disappointing character revelations and a preposterous ending.
With its light-hearted spirit, Sliding Doors would be a hard film to dislike. On the other hand, if you want more than Paltrow's enchanting smile, you would be advised to look elsewhere.