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Wimbledon (2004)



Average Rating: 5.9/10
Reviews Counted: 144
Fresh: 87 | Rotten: 57

A predictable, bland rom-com, but Bettany proves to be an appealing lead.


Average Rating: 5.6/10
Critic Reviews: 38
Fresh: 21 | Rotten: 17

A predictable, bland rom-com, but Bettany proves to be an appealing lead.



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Movie Info

Directed by Richard Loncraine, Wimbledon follows the plight of aspiring tennis-star Peter Colt (Paul Bettany), whose bad luck seems to manifest itself just about everywhere. Professionally, Peter is near the very bottom of the world tennis ranks, and personally, he can't find love despite his best efforts to do so. In a rare turn of events, however, Peter is chosen as a wildcard to play at Wimbledon, the tennis world's most prestigious competition. While there, he meets American tennis ingénue


Drama, Romance, Comedy

Adam Brooks, Jennifer Flackett, Mark Levin

Dec 28, 2004


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All Critics (149) | Top Critics (39) | Fresh (87) | Rotten (57) | DVD (27)

All in all, it's rather pleasant, but nothing else.

February 9, 2006 Full Review Source: Time Out
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The movie needs the stars' charm and director Richard Loncraine's polish, because the faulty script is just barely good enough to hold us for 100 minutes.

July 21, 2005 Full Review Source: Houston Chronicle
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A pleasant enough entertainment at a time when movies either pleasant or entertaining are in short supply.

October 1, 2004 Full Review Source: New York Observer
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[A] reluctant thumbs down.

September 20, 2004 Full Review Source: Ebert & Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
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Slick, satisfying entertainment.

September 18, 2004 Full Review Source:
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The kind of movie that allows the non-cynical movie-goer to sit back and relax in the presence of actors who work well with each other and a script whose familiarity is an asset.

September 18, 2004 Full Review Source: ReelViews
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Works better as a sports movie than a love match.

December 29, 2010 Full Review Source: Common Sense Media
Common Sense Media

An enjoyable little crowd-pleaser with likable leads and a few good laughs.

October 30, 2006 Full Review Source: Dark Horizons
Dark Horizons

The story plays out predictably with a happy ending -- think The Natural on Wimbledon's Centre Court -- and all in all, it's a decent romantic comedy.

August 25, 2006
Christianity Today

You aren't likely to see a film with more warmth and good humor anytime soon, or one that does more to give feel good filmmaking a good name.

December 6, 2005 Full Review Source: Film Threat
Film Threat

Do we really need to see another film where a gorgeous, talented and desired American woman is whisked away by a stammering insecure British man with an inner monologue?

July 25, 2005 Full Review Source: | Comment (1)

Lobs nothing but clichés.

May 4, 2005 Full Review Source: Lessons of Darkness
Lessons of Darkness

Bettany and Dunst make a cute couple that is as fiercely competitive in their love lives as they are on the court.

April 14, 2005 Full Review Source: Reel Times: Reflections on Cinema
Reel Times: Reflections on Cinema

Trillada? Relativamente Complaciente? Absolutamente Buena? Podr vivir sin verla. Pero definitivamente si la ve... saldr gratamente complacido.

November 6, 2004 Full Review Source: Cinenganos

Wimbledon ends up playing on wet clay...

October 24, 2004 Full Review
Talking Pictures (U.S.)

Não é um filme inovador, é verdade, mas foi competente o bastante para fazer com que eu me importasse com o destino do casal principal sem ficar entediado durante o processo.

October 23, 2004 Full Review Source: Cinema em Cena
Cinema em Cena

As predictable and impotent as a John McEnroe outburst.

October 11, 2004 Full Review Source: Movie Boeuf | Comment (1)
Movie Boeuf

No amount of charm on the part of the stars can overcome the pall of generic conventions used in such a rote manner.

October 10, 2004 Full Review Source:

Ably, consistently directed and featuring attractive, likeable leads, yet also still so formulaic and quirk-free as to lull you into a stupor.

October 5, 2004 Full Review Source: Entertainment Today
Entertainment Today

Joins 'Four Weddings and a Funeral,' 'Notting Hill' and 'About a Boy' in that distinctly British niche of 'chick flicks' that can be enjoyed without a lobotomy.

September 28, 2004
Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)

Trails some way behind the class of its predecessors, with a trailer that makes it look a lot funnier than it really is.

September 28, 2004 Full Review Source: RTE Interactive (Dublin, Ireland)

Don't pigeonhole this sweetly funny journey of self-discovery as a romance - it deserves your attention as a movie about the greater concept of commitment.

September 26, 2004 Full Review Source: Cinerina

Bettany is charming, and thankfully he and Dunst are appealing together.

September 25, 2004 Full Review Source: Empire Magazine
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Audience Reviews for Wimbledon

In fairness i never though a tennis related film would be so good.
March 24, 2012

Super Reviewer

I strangly enjoyed this movie, i enjoyed it more because Sam Neill was in it but it is a good and amusing movie. Its a sweet enough Romcom with quite a few laughs.
November 15, 2011
Film Crazy

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A really great film! One of my all time favourite films! A must see!
June 23, 2011
Bethany Murphy

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Rarely scores
July 12, 2010
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Tony Gandía

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    1. Lizzie Bradbury: Love means nothing in tennis. Zero. It only means you lose.
    – Submitted by Bekah C (15 months ago)
    1. Peter Colt: Lizzie, you can't switch me on-and-off like a god damn light bulb.
    – Submitted by Baurushan J (19 months ago)
    1. Peter Colt: There's so much to say!
    – Submitted by Baurushan J (19 months ago)
    1. Lizzie Bradbury: Ok then Peter, Peter Colt.
    – Submitted by Baurushan J (19 months ago)
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