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Love Actually Reviews

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Victor Stiff
Film School Rejects
September 17, 2016
Loving is the work of a phenom director firing on all cylinders. The story is both heart-breaking and uplifting; the enthralling production design and cinematography actually romanticize such an ugly era, and the performances can't receive enough praise.
David Keyes
March 31, 2015
Seldom have we seen such an extensive ensemble of talent in the movies yanked through the material like lambs on their way to a slaughter.
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/4
Sukhdev Sandhu
Daily Telegraph (UK)
December 26, 2013
Love? Actually, no. More like disappointment, and, at times, hatred.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
David Noh
Film Journal International
February 21, 2012
A long running time, too many characters and too much whimsy and corn make this romantic romp more of a slog than a soufflé.
Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 25, 2010
Romantic and entertaining -- for older teens.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Brian Orndorf
October 30, 2009
Bombastic audience-hooting moments aside, Curtis has written his most accomplished film, finding the energy to direct the hell out of it as well. And it's even gloriously R-rated to boot.
Full Review | Original Score: A
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
April 29, 2009
Despite it's naivety, this is one of the most beautiful and heart warming movies to come around in years...
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
October 18, 2008
Loads of fun as long as your expectations aren't overly raised by the hype, the cast and the taglines.
Thomas Peyser
Style Weekly (Richmond, VA)
May 17, 2008
Transfixed by the taboos of the...British class system, Curtis seems to think that nothing could be more erotic than the subordinate who fetches tea or dusts the crockery.
Garth Franklin
Dark Horizons
January 15, 2008
For the cuddlers out there who like things a little too light and fluffy.
Philip French
Observer (UK)
November 27, 2007
Disconcertingly lubricious.
Top Critic
J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader
November 27, 2007
This is cloying, deceitful, and more or less irresistible.
Kam Williams
Princeton Town Topics
April 22, 2007
Without ever sounding a false note, this endearing ensemble holiday flick manages to be nuttier than Notting Hill, more satisfying than Bridget Jones' Diary, and even more intricate than Four Weddings and a Funeral.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Caroline Westbrook
Empire Magazine
December 30, 2006
It's a perfectly respectable debut for Curtis.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Wesley Lovell
Cinema Sight
August 8, 2006
Plenty of entertainment in this well acted ensemble comedy that Robert Altman could easily have put his name on.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Time Out
February 9, 2006
This is an embarrassment, an overdrawn rom-com gone very wrong.
Stina Chyn
Film Threat
December 6, 2005
The film lives up to its hype.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Rebecca Murray
May 14, 2005
Curtis has created a joyful, entertaining date movie that'll leave you with a smile on your face and an almost irresistible urge to hug somebody.
Full Review | Original Score: A
Ethan Alter
NYC Film Critic
March 5, 2005
This is definitely a case of a writer-turned-director that is too in love with his own script to make hard choices about what to keep and what to cut.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Tony Medley
October 7, 2004
Funny? Maybe. Not to me.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
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