Kate & Leopold (2001)

Kate & Leopold (2001)



Critic Consensus: Though Jackman charms, Kate and Leopold is bland and predictable, and the time travel scenario lacks inner logic.

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Filmmaker James Mangold follows his Oscar-winning drama Girl, Interrupted (1999) with this whimsical fantasy. Meg Ryan stars as Kate McKay, a modern female executive in New York City whose drive to succeed in the cutthroat corporate world has left little time for romance. When her genius ex-boyfriend Stuart (Liev Schreiber) opens a portal in time, the experiment transports Leopold (Hugh Jackman) from 1867 to the present day. A charming bachelor and the royal "Third Duke of Albany" in his own time, Leopold is fascinated by the 21st century. As the courtly Leopold and the decidedly liberated Kate tour the town, a mutual attraction develops into something deeper, a relationship that's threatened by Leopold's temporary chronological status. Kate & Leopold (2001) was originally developed by co-screenwriter Steve Rogers as a project for star/producer Sandra Bullock, who had a hit with his film Hope Floats (1998). ~ Karl Williams, Rovi
PG-13 (for brief strong language)
Comedy , Science Fiction & Fantasy , Romance
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Meg Ryan
as Kate
Hugh Jackman
as Leopold
Breckin Meyer
as Charlie
Paxton Whitehead
as Uncle Millard
Spalding Gray
as Dr. Geisler
Josh Stamberg
as Colleague Bob
Andrew Jack
as Roebling
Stan Tracy
as Photographer
Kristen Schaal
as Miss Tree
James Mangold
as Movie Director
David Aaron Baker
as Studio Executive
Robert Manning
as Passerby
Roma Torre
as TV Newscaster
Henry Boyle
as Cab Driver
Viola Davis
as Policewoman
Ray Seiden
as Sanitation worker
Jonathan Fried
as Faux Wolfgang
Francis Dumaurier
as Faux Emeril
Cole Hawkins
as Hector
Stephanie Montalvo
as CRG Intern
Ebony Jo-Ann
as Nurse Ester
George Hahn
as Assistant Director
Joe Mosso
as Cameraman
Chazz Menedez
as Purse Thief
Cornelius Byrne
as Carriage Driver
Chazz Menendez
as Purse Thief
Martha Madison
as Office Woman
Nai Yuan Hu
as Rooftop Violinist
Michael Shelle
as Distinguished Actor
Matthew Beisner
as Commercial Director
Bill Corsair
as Limo Driver
John Rothman
as Executive No. 1
Dennis Rees
as Executive No. 2
Michael Cassady
as Executive No. 3
Brian Letscher
as Ad Executive
Meg Gibson
as Executive's Wife
Kevin Daniels
as Doorman at party
Henry Doyle
as Cab Driver
Russell Di Perna
as Bridge Cop
Frank Arcuri
as 1876 Doorman
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Critic Reviews for Kate & Leopold

All Critics (127) | Top Critics (32)

A time-travel romantic comedy whose best elements -- Meg Ryan and Hugh Jackman -- overcome distracting plot holes, loose threads and assorted contrivances to make for a mostly charming and diverting tale.

Full Review… | September 25, 2008
Top Critic

Ironically, what jeopardises the transaction is Ryan.

Full Review… | June 23, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

The problem with Kate & Leopold is that although this is supposed to be a romantic comedy, the best scenes are the ones in which there's no Ryan.

Full Review… | January 8, 2002
Top Critic

Clocking her umpteenth role as a romantic comedy character in a forgettable mainstream scenario, [Ryan] seems to have lost all allure.

December 28, 2001
Washington Post
Top Critic

It's as if the actress agreed to take another America's-sweetheart role but her spirit didn't.

Full Review… | December 28, 2001
San Francisco Chronicle
Top Critic

The culture clashes you expect follow, but what isn't expected is how marvelous Jackman is in the role.

December 26, 2001
Detroit News
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Kate & Leopold

This movie is all kinds of weird, but I love it for that reason. Time travel and love stories have never been so eloquently put together like this. Hugh Jackman dominates the screen as Leopold, becoming the epitome of an English Gentleman who loves his good butter and tea. Meg Ryan also does a great job at making the humor work so well. It's almost like a British interpretation of Back To the Future, only with a lot of Margarine bashing.

Conner Rainwater
Conner Rainwater

Super Reviewer

Kate and Leopold made me think what would it be like, when something similar would happen to me. lol. A fun Movie.

Wahida K
Wahida K

Super Reviewer

for a rom-com/sci-fi, pretty lame.

Thomas Bowler
Thomas Bowler

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