Hampstead Reviews

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July 19, 2019
Robert Festinger's screenplay never really establishes any expectations or promises for what the story and characters will be.
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 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.
September 15, 2017
Much as we love romantic comedies about older-age couples, this over-formulated dollop of treacle makes you pine for the hijinx of It's Complicated.
August 16, 2017
Nice, but not all that necessary.
August 16, 2017
Keaton plays Keaton and Gleeson plays Gleeson. That should almost be enough to carry the film. But it isn't...
August 15, 2017
As a feel-good romantic fantasy, this grey-powered version of Notting Hill just passes muster. But it's a far cry from the filmmakers' best work.
August 2, 2017
This is the movie equivalent of an airline's easy-listening music channel. You might never feel the need to plug into it, but it's good to know that it's there.
July 27, 2017
Diane Keaton and Brendan Gleeson are two good reasons to see this sweet, pleasant romantic comedy - even if they've been short-changed with pretty ordinary material to work with.
July 18, 2017
Hampstead offers nothing new in its tired-out genre, serving up uninspired writing and bland direction against a British backdrop.
June 29, 2017
Just look at that lovely still of [Keaton and Gleeson] sitting idyllically on Hampstead Heath. Now wave it in front of your eyes for an hour or two. That experience will be richer than anything in Joel Hopkins's underpowered screen filler.
June 26, 2017
This whole project is shallower than a postcard and entirely geared towards grey-dollar US tourists.
June 26, 2017
Hampstead could, should, have been a sweet romcom for the hip-replacement generation. Alas, the romance is unconvincing and on the whole the comedy has all the bright effervescence of pond water.
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