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Juliet, Naked Reviews

September 3, 2018
Unlike mainstream romantic comedies, this one comes with weightier issues and doesn't fill up its screen time with inane tangents and dumb jokes.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
August 30, 2018
Open-hearted and sure to resonate with more than a few viewers, Juliet, Naked roms and coms in the most charmingly honest ways.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
August 30, 2018
It's got heart and laughs in equal measure, and it sings a sweet, sweet song.
Full Review | Original Score: B
August 30, 2018
The plot is really secondary to the piece, which is not something I'd ever expect to say about a work conceived by Nick Hornby.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
August 30, 2018
There's a low-key charm to "Juliet, Naked," a feeling that everyone making it was in a good mood and wanted the same for the rest of us.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
August 30, 2018
You have to swallow a lot to buy into "Juliet, Naked" - including the preposterous notion that anyone could ignore Rose Byrne - but the direction and the playing turn it into comfort food.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
August 29, 2018
"Juliet, Naked" is basically what would happen if you put "Almost Famous" and "You've Got Mail" in a blender and then poured the contents out in a picturesque English seaside town; none of which is a terrible idea.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
August 24, 2018
Like Ethan Hawke, Rose Byrne is an actor who can do just about anything when given the opportunity.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
August 24, 2018
There's just something special here.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
August 24, 2018
Unusual for a rom-com these days, it actually manages to be both romantic and comedic.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
August 23, 2018
The narrative holds interest...for its meaningful reflections on midlife crises, fandom, and Gen-X nostalgia.
August 21, 2018
A sweet-tart confection that, like lemon sorbet, cleanses a palate gone sour from too many cinematic servings of the heavy stuff.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
August 20, 2018
If you like Hornby's work, you'll like "Juliet, Naked." If you don't? Well, the soundtrack is pretty swell, and it's really great to see Rose Byrne get a chance to shine.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
August 20, 2018
Nick Hornby's 2009 novel about rock fandom run amuck is annoyingly hit-and-miss on screen, but partly saved by the vibrant acting of Chris O'Dowd, Ethan Hawke and the glorious Rose Byrne.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
August 17, 2018
The story's predictable arc doesn't leave enough to the imagination, and like Annie, we might start hoping for change just to shake things up in this sleepy plot.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Top Critic
August 16, 2018
What beguiles, aside from the winning performances, are the movie's generous spirit, shifting tone, and wealth of quickly sketched yet sufficiently realized supporting characters.
August 16, 2018
A charming film of an engaging, adult nature about two very different people trying to press reset in their lives, it is comic, heartfelt and smart as they come - a rare combination these days.
August 15, 2018
Juliet, Naked has a plot that not only builds but that keeps getting more interesting and more rewarding.
August 15, 2018
The abundant, generally on-target sociological details and comic observations feel overdone and superficial, like an elaborately patterned rug laid over an unfinished floor.
August 15, 2018
Epistolary courtship can be achingly romantic-but only on paper, where it belongs.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
August 14, 2018
Peretz could have given each potential pairing equal time in the story, but he sticks with the most evocative of the two; Juliet, Naked has its charms, and they are named Rose Byrne and Ethan Hawke.
August 14, 2018
The plot is essentially a wisp, and Byrne is far too luminous for her sad-sack role. But Juliet still feels winning; the small, sweet grace note on a familiar melody.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
January 29, 2018
A lovely low-key comedy with a rock 'n' roll heart.
January 29, 2018
Everything a mainstream rom-com should be but no longer is - literate, unpredictable, full of bustling tangents.
January 27, 2018
A little ditty of an indie romance, with scant lyricism to get stuck in your head.
January 22, 2018
They're missing the small, desperate transactions of faith necessary to any believable romance.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
January 20, 2018
Juliet, Naked never truly achieves comic lift-off. Instead, it bumps around from one mild laugh, awkward encounter and bewildering decision to another without ever building up an exhilarating head of steam.
January 20, 2018
"Juliet, Naked" is a gently winning romantic comedy, all keyed to a delightful note of indie-rock obsession.