The Holiday Reviews

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Brooke Holgerson
Boston Phoenix
July 6, 2010
A reminder to all producers: alluding to iconic romantic comedies in a bid for legitimacy can be a dangerous game, even when you have appealing stars.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Fernando F. Croce
CinePassion
August 28, 2009
Patronizing antimatter
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com
April 23, 2009
Dialogue hits the floor like frozen eggnog in writer/director Nancy Meyers' protracted exercise in cliché-mining.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Heather Huntington
ReelzChannel.com
August 26, 2008
My reaction to The Holiday was no different from my reaction to Meyers' other pieces. It's cute enough, the atmosphere is sufficiently romantic comedy-like, but somehow, for some reason, I just don't bond with it.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
December 10, 2007
As a voracious consumer of chick media (I like alien shoot 'em ups too!), I tell you that the story arc is extremely surprising & delightful, and that you fellas can feel safe watching this as well.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Anton Bitel
Film4
June 13, 2007
No amount of ironic gift wrapping can conceal the triteness within, in this double-plotted festive chick flick that is too long by half, and too cloyingly sweet to be healthy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Christopher Smith
Bangor Daily News (Maine)
May 10, 2007
About as far removed from burning your bra as you can get. Too much of this chick flick feels like work, with the unfortunately long running time sandbagging it with a kind of cinematic jet lag.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures
March 13, 2007
a warm, charming, extremely clever and often hilarious romantic comedy that will be a sure-fire date movie for any guy looking to please his significant other
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
February 14, 2007
Meyers gives it an honest shot, but she can't distract from a paint-by-numbers plot just by having us watch it dry.
Uri Lessing
eFilmCritic.com
January 13, 2007
Because everyone is rich and in love, you can see the happy ending coming a mile away, but with a film like this, it's the journey that's important and not the destination.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
David Edwards
Daily Mirror [UK]
January 2, 2007
Sweet, sentimental and sickly.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Top Critic
Anna Smith
Time Out
December 30, 2006
A leisurely feelgood rom-com.
Paul Byrnes
Sydney Morning Herald
December 30, 2006
A lot of ideas are circulating and the characters have taken hold of our emotions. If only Meyers had taken the quickest way there, it would be a much better movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Peter Bradshaw
Guardian
December 30, 2006
The Holiday's redeeming feature (and it's a considerable one) is the 91-year-old Eli Wallach's astute and endearing performance.
Andy Kurtz
Bullz-Eye.com
December 30, 2006
The movie clocks in at just under two and a half hours, so the staying-awake part may be a challenge for some, but not one scene in the film feels extraneous or doesn't serve to tell the story.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Matthew Turner
ViewLondon
December 30, 2006
Watchable, but overly long and ultimately disappointing romcom, despite spirited performances and the occasional sparkly moment.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
December 30, 2006
This romantic comedy ends up feeling soggy, syrupy and so bloating it'll put you to sleep before the pudding's done.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
December 30, 2006
An entertaining romp that succeeds on a level of pure escapism.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Pablo Villaca
Cinema em Cena
December 21, 2006
Nancy Meyers é uma diretora medíocre e uma escritora sem talento.
| Original Score: 2/5
Cynthia Fuchs
PopMatters
December 21, 2006
The Holiday pretends its happy endings are premised on the women realizing their capacities as leading ladies. Really, what they're doing is finding the "right" men, not quite the same as finding "gumption."
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