Hampstead Reviews

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April 15, 2020
At best, you'll find this to be a corny comedy-drama that you wish you'd never seen. The acting isn't terrible, but not even that can save this from being uninspired.
July 19, 2019
Robert Festinger's screenplay never really establishes any expectations or promises for what the story and characters will be.
July 18, 2019
Here Keaton reprises the role of the slightly kooky, klutzy, and lovable gal next door in this toasty crumpet of a film, set around London's scenic Hampstead Heath.
June 20, 2019
Diane Keaton still looks like Annie Hall, a little older and a little wiser. Pairing her with the grizzled but appealing Brendan Gleeson is a plus.
June 20, 2019
Predictable even by romantic-comedy standards, but the charms of mismatched but oddly compatible stars Diane Keaton and Brendan Gleeson are not to be dismissed.
June 18, 2019
Lovable actors, supportive relationships in sweet romcom.
June 15, 2019
After so many predictable segues, tiresome quips and familiar narrative beats, the film's cumulative effect devolves from tolerable to grating.
June 14, 2019
More often, though, Hopkins and writer Robert Festinger pile up the commonplaces hoping they'll result in actual characters.
June 14, 2019
Despite some charming if unlikely chemistry between its two stars, this pleasant and fluffy British romantic comedy misses an opportunity to become something bigger.
June 14, 2019
Keaton and Gleeson can be marvelous --- they are not here. They have absolutely no chemistry. In a romantic comedy, a spark between the two lovers is a must, but all we get is a dying ember.
June 14, 2019
Despite a good cast led by Diane Keaton and Brendan Gleeson, and although it's based on a true story, I didn't find anything about the movie very compelling.
June 13, 2019
Keaton's nutty charm moves the story along, rallying against the classism of Heath residents and embracing the individualist.
June 13, 2019
The quasi-credible friendship that develops between Emily and Harry gives way to a less plausible romance. But the winning, sympathetic Keaton and an enjoyably puckish Gleeson largely sell the contrived setup.
June 13, 2019
It's a pleasant rattle of a film that makes fine use of its likable leads - Keaton's oddly regal klutziness matches well against Gleeson's gruff moral rectitude - and an appealing setting.
June 12, 2019
Flavorless stuff, forgettable as soon as it ends.
March 19, 2019
It's strange that two such individually loveable actors can so comprehensively fail to gel.
March 1, 2019
It is bringing nothing fresh - just hollow echoes of Richard Curtis, but sorely lacking any of his willingness to occasionally bite through the schmaltz with some nice, savage British humour.
August 22, 2018
But Hopkins... is not prepared to stray too far from the path he has set, with the result that we end up in a wholly predictable, perfectly pleasant, crashingly bland place.
November 13, 2017
Combines the Annie Hall-ish self-confidence of Diane Keaton with the grunts of a bearded Brendan Gleeson. [Full review in Spanish]
October 9, 2017
Keaton and Gleeson are simply too good for there not to be some fun here, despite a leisurely pace, much hanging on a rather arcane piece of British law, and Emily's eventually rather annoying habit of failing to speak up for herself.
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