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Holiday Reviews

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Josh Larsen
February 28, 2012
Before they made The Philadelphia Story, George Cukor, Cary Grant and Katharine Hepburn teamed up for this decidedly less flattering look at the life of the upper class.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Wesley Lovell
Cinema Sight
August 16, 2011
Character dramas are often at their best when exploring inside worlds and not running free outside.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Emanuel Levy
April 4, 2011
Starring Katharine Hepburn and Cary Grant in top form, George Cukor's serio comedy is the second and best version of the play.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 24, 2010
Old fashioned Grant/Hepburn classic.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Gabe Leibowitz
Film and Felt
April 21, 2010
Cukor's direction here can best be described as savvy: Holiday develops in a witty, funny way, and its themes unfold as the movie progresses.
Full Review | Original Score: 78/100
Top Critic
Variety Staff
March 26, 2009
George Cukor brings out the best from all the players.
Joe Lozito
Big Picture Big Sound
July 14, 2007
A romantic comedy with a serious undertone that could be called ahead-of-its-time.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
January 1, 2007
This is my favorite George Cukor movie, and a perennial New Year's Eve classic.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Kent Turner
February 17, 2006
Charming and melancholic, Holiday %u2026 breezing by in comparison to the more loquacious %u2026 banter-fest, The Philadelphia Story.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Top Critic
Tom Milne
Time Out
January 26, 2006
One of Cukor's best films.
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
August 5, 2005
This is one of Grant's best performances and one of the best film's Cukor directed.
Full Review | Original Score: A
Steven D. Greydanus
Decent Films Guide
March 2, 2004
Why is The Philadelphia Story so well known, while the equally unforgettable Holiday, from the same director, writers, and leads, suffers comparative neglect?
Full Review | Original Score: A
Nick Davis
Nick's Flick Picks
December 15, 2003
Spellbinding without being a mystery, ravishing without being ornate, heartachy despite being a lovely comedy, and full of surprise gestures and unexpected flights of feeling.
Full Review | Original Score: A

May 24, 2003
Cukor's elegant grasp of the original drama ensures a silkily smooth transition from stage to screen.
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
December 1, 2002
Hepburn seems more forced each year, but the film is good.
| Original Score: 4/5
Top Critic
Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
January 1, 2000
There are a thousand nonconformist comedies, but only one Holiday.
Brandon Judell
April 11, 2005
| Original Score: 4/5
Daniel M. Kimmel
Worcester Telegram & Gazette
February 25, 2005
| Original Score: 5/5
Andy Klein
Los Angeles CityBeat
June 19, 2004
| Original Score: 4/5
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal
March 12, 2004
| Original Score: 5/5
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