Hampstead Reviews

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 14, 2019
More often, though, Hopkins and writer Robert Festinger pile up the commonplaces hoping they'll result in actual characters.
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.
August 16, 2017
Eccentricity triumphs in the end, leaving Annie's ghost fluttering happily evermore.
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
Keaton and Gleeson are sweet together (I like the sweaty, studenty-vibe they create in Emma's attic). It's also nice to see London's housing crisis being discussed.
June 25, 2017
This ghastly faux-mance pays lip service to the housing crisis but has as much genuine empathy as someone whose main concern about rising rents is whether it might push up the price of nannies.
June 23, 2017
More proof that Richard Curtis's style of comedy-drama is very difficult to imitate.
June 22, 2017
A wildly simplistic "autumnal romance."
June 22, 2017
Gleeson is a fine actor in most circumstances, but here the material is so thin he's given nothing to work with, or against, as there are no decent jokes, and there's almost no drama.
June 22, 2017
100 minutes of flimsy whimsy, calling on Keaton ... to dispense her clucking, ditsy bewilderment, school of Annie Hall, while Gleeson does bluff and crotchety charm, school of Brendan Gleeson.
June 21, 2017
The drawback here is the utter lack of pungency. This film doesn't smell real at all.
June 19, 2017
Don't come looking for social realism. This is an unapologetically fluffy film.
June 15, 2017
Keaton's terrific, and it's sweet and airy and so unhurried you really feel like you've had a nice afternoon in the long grasses and cool breezes on the edge of the city. You wouldn't want to live there, though.
June 15, 2017
This slight, modestly sweet and mildly charming affair squarely aimed at the older cinemagoer is just the bill for those seniors' matinées where the ticket comes with a cuppa and a biscuit.
June 15, 2017
We're just supposed to accept that Diane Keaton - Diane Keaton! - would happily settle for a man she literally finds in a bush.
June 15, 2017
These yin and yang performers complement each other nicely, like tangy rhubarb and sweet, thick custard. It's just a shame that the vehicle which has brought them together is so insipid.
June 14, 2017
Diane Keaton and Brendan Gleeson aren't an obvious match; despite their combined lovability, this slender romcom doesn't prove otherwise.
June 14, 2017
Watching it is akin to witnessing Maggie Smith's The Van slowly rear-end Richard Curtis's Notting Hill: a cringing slow-mo car crash best viewed between your hands.