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Love Actually Reviews

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Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star
November 7, 2003
Unrequited love does not exist. In fact, there's so much requiting going on, we start wishing to see someone get dumped just to add a little excitement to the mix.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Chris Barsanti
Film Threat
November 11, 2003
The hollowness of the stories that lie behind each of these shameless heart-grabbers, laugh-getters and tear-jerkers becomes quickly apparent.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
Nick Schager
Slant Magazine
November 5, 2003
Feel-good schmaltz creeps into every nook and cranny of writer/director Richard Curtis's Love Actually.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Garth Franklin
Dark Horizons
January 15, 2008
For the cuddlers out there who like things a little too light and fluffy.
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
November 3, 2003
All these characters and story threads feel sketchy and incomplete, as if Curtis had written four or five dead-end drafts on one theme, then decided to try combining them all.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Joe Lozito
Big Picture Big Sound
December 27, 2007
| Original Score: 1.5/4
Joe Lozito
Big Picture Big Sound
November 7, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Joe Baltake
Sacramento Bee
November 7, 2003
Call me Scrooge, but I sincerely hope that this film does not become a Christmas perennial.
| Original Score: 2/4
Sukhdev Sandhu
Daily Telegraph (UK)
December 26, 2013
Love? Actually, no. More like disappointment, and, at times, hatred.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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.
Joe Utichi
July 20, 2004
A charming little film that, unfortunately, gets carried away with itself and never quite makes the grade.
| Original Score: 59/100
Emily Blunt
Blunt Review
November 7, 2003
Love Actually, actually isn't half bad...the snafu is there's way too many stories going on at once...
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Arthur Lazere
November 6, 2003
There are enough characters here to populate a dozen movies, but not enough imagination for one.
Gabriel Shanks
Mixed Reviews
November 7, 2003
Any love these characters may or may not actually share is so innocuous, and so downright false, that it sadly becomes invisible.
Full Review | Original Score: C
David N. Butterworth
Movie Boeuf
January 13, 2004
Screenwriter Richard Curtis tries to direct, puts too many eggs in his basket, and winds up with a very runny omelette.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
November 4, 2003
As a director, Curtis can't seem to rein in his writer.
| Original Score: 2/4
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Michael Atkinson
Village Voice
November 4, 2003
When he isn't overreaching for absurdity, Curtis can write bouncy patter, but each character gets about 60 seconds before the movie jumps deck to the next love-seeker and the next moony pratfall.
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Mark Caro
Chicago Tribune
November 6, 2003
Individually, the tales wouldn't stand up as short stories. Together, they make for sporadically amusing, ultimately wearying viewing.
| Original Score: 2/4
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Gene Seymour
November 6, 2003
Love Actually is to the romantic-comedy genre what a Sherman tank is to sport- utility vehicles.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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A.O. Scott
New York Times
November 6, 2003
A patchwork of contrived naughtiness and forced pathos.
| Original Score: 2/5
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