To Rome with Love Reviews

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Al Alexander
The Patriot Ledger
June 2, 2013
The value of 'Rome' is reduced by Allen's inability to fluidly meld the overlapping story lines.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Jonathan Lack
We Got This Covered
September 14, 2012
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/10
August 24, 2012
After the cinematic glory Woody Allen bestowed upon Paris, to be given this kind of treatment is akin to being served Steak-umms instead of filet mignon.
Full Review | Original Score: D
Dale Rolfe
October 18, 2012
Woody Allen's sudsy ode to Rome, while joyful and amusing, rings hollow.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Kate Erbland
Film School Rejects
June 16, 2012
It's a bouncy trifle that allows Allen to explore some of his favorite topics in a more light-hearted fashion, but while it cooks up a number of laughs and more than a few great performances, it's nothing less than a minor effort.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Ann Lewinson
Boston Phoenix
July 5, 2012
Allen undermines these slight stories by cutting between them, even though the timelines don't match up. As Baldwin says: "With age comes exhaustion."
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
CJ Johnson
ABC Radio (Australia)
December 4, 2012
There are four "stories", linked by the fact that they all take place in Rome. None of them are funny, interesting or in the slightest way connected to how real people exist.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Alison Gang
San Diego Union-Tribune
June 29, 2012
Even at 76, Allen maintains his grueling pace of releasing one film a year, which doesn't allow much time for finely tuned scripts, robust character development or visual finesse.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Roger Moore
Tribune News Service
June 26, 2012
The dialogue sounds as if Allen hasn't been out of doors in the past 30 years. The characters are stale stage archetypes. And the all-star cast he's rounded up to play the parts often recognize this.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Ed Gibbs
The Sunday Age
October 14, 2012
A largely forgettable letdown that could have, should have been a contender.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
JoBlo's Movie Emporium
June 18, 2012
This impossibly cheerful feature is lost in translation thanks to its dull comedy, irritatingly happy outlook and misplaced fantasy.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
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James Berardinelli
July 7, 2012
Once upon a time, calling a movie "lesser Woody Allen" might be considered a slap in the face. Now, it's more-or-less expected.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Top Critic
June 21, 2012
To Rome with Love feels thin and lazy, another collection of familiar ensemble skits carelessly strung together in a cross-generational contemplation of the Big Issues that have plagued Allen's life and fed his art.
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Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
June 28, 2012
Allen probably makes too many movies. This one's OK. He'll make more.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
June 21, 2012
What's on screen is a collection of clichés intermingled with outlandish farce or surreal fantasy.
Andrew Schenker
Little White Lies
September 13, 2012
The film's litany of bad ideas overshadows any of its thematic concerns.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Simon Foster
October 22, 2012
Allen's Roman sojourn results in little more than a series of fanciful vignettes, occasionally insightful and not without the odd chuckle, but mostly just rather silly and inconsequential.
Henry Fitzherbert
Daily Express
September 13, 2012
None of the storylines are very funny or have any notable bearing on one another.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Kelly Vance
East Bay Express
July 11, 2012
Frustratingly written, haphazardly episodic comic pastiche.
Mike Scott
July 6, 2012
Woody Allen follows up his magical Midnight in Paris with a sweet but entirely shrug-worthy stroll through Rome.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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