If you turned on the lights at the end of To Rome With Love, all you would see is the face of a film critic, overcome with a frustrating sense of unfulfillment.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
Anyway, I greatly enjoyed this film.
To Rome With Love finds Woody Allen on autopilot, and not a particularly fine-tuned autopilot either. It's always good to see what Allen has in store, but this outing is disappointing and exhausting.
| Original Score: 4.5/10
You would need a heart of anthracite (or an address in Lazio) to sit through To Rome With Love without emitting a snigger.
| Original Score: 3/5
This stale and flaccid exercise looks as if it has come from one of those old notebooks in which [Allen] keeps discarded ideas.
The director makes a rare appearance in front of his camera and stands out among a star-studded ensemble.
The film's litany of bad ideas overshadows any of its thematic concerns.
| Original Score: 2/5
It's like being in boring old Heaven when you thought you had won a ticket to exciting, seriocomical Purgatory.
To Rome With Love is carelessly written, uneven in quality, and nowhere near as charming as Midnight In Paris; but its good points place it in the lower-middle range of Allen's output.
Woody Allen's latest cinematic postcard from Europe is decidedly patchy, but the funniest bits made me laugh louder and longer than any other film this year.
None of the storylines are very funny or have any notable bearing on one another.
There is some fun to be had with all the discomfiture and unease; but some of the jokes and situations simply don't work.
A galumphing dud.
| Original Score: 1/5
Ultimately a disappointment, thanks to uninvolving stories, lazily recycled ideas and a script that feels underdeveloped.
Honestly, "Rome" is a clear step down from "Midnight." But it's a fun, breezy film audiences will enjoy while it lasts and forget soon after. Heaven knows he's made worse films.
| Original Score: 3/4
Allen spins four separate tales into one frothy romp that's thoroughly enjoyable to watch even as it only barely breaks the surface
| Original Score: 3.5/5
Allen's creative revival comes to a juddering halt with a foursome of would-be amusing vignettes that barely muster a laugh between them.
Although To Rome With Love may not be 'major' Allen, it contains treats aplenty.
Baldwin, Cruz and Davis shine in a farce that overstretches itself into bellylaugh hits, but also some satirical misses.