Love Actually Reviews

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December 10, 2019
The film exhibits a real soft spot for sexual predators, while also promoting the notion that Christmas is the perfect time to publicly dump your love on the near-stranger you're tenderly stalking.
November 5, 2019
Love Actually isn't in love with anyone except itself: it's like watching a practised lounge lizard go through his repertoire.
November 5, 2019
If you feel yourself glowing after Love Actually, you might be suffering from sugar shock.
November 5, 2019
The tagline for Love Actually is "The Ultimate Romantic Comedy." Perhaps. But not in the sense the producers intended.
November 5, 2019
[T]here's more authentic sentiment in a Hallmark card than in the entire movie.
November 5, 2019
[E]ven the best eggnogs can turn sour, and the mistaken addition of paprika in place of nutmeg can transform what should be a treat into something see.
November 5, 2019
There is enough love to go around, but I am not sure this movie does a good job of spreading it.
November 5, 2019
That could have been a fascinating theme, but Mr. Curtis's film has no attitude about it other than blind approval.
November 5, 2019
The resulting film really is disheartening. [Full Review in Spanish]
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.
December 26, 2013
Love? Actually, no. More like disappointment, and, at times, hatred.
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.
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.
January 15, 2008
For the cuddlers out there who like things a little too light and fluffy.
November 27, 2007
Disconcertingly lubricious.
February 9, 2006
This is an embarrassment, an overdrawn rom-com gone very wrong.
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.
October 7, 2004
Funny? Maybe. Not to me.
August 7, 2004
A highly engineered puffball.
July 20, 2004
A charming little film that, unfortunately, gets carried away with itself and never quite makes the grade.
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