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Maid in Manhattan Reviews

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March 7, 2003
The script is so lazy it snores, and Wayne Wang directs like he walked onto the wrong set - true enough, in its way.
February 18, 2003
The bizarre casting sets the tone for a romantic comedy which mistakes asinine for amusing.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
February 17, 2003
Lopez doesn't do anything out of the ordinary. In fact, it looks like she may have simply cloned the same expressions she put on in her other successful romantic comedy, The Wedding Planner.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
January 13, 2003
Not so much a movie as a collection of career moves.
January 13, 2003
Love may have been in the air onscreen, but I certainly wasn't feeling any of it.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5 / 5
January 8, 2003
As a romantic comedy it stands out amongst its peers. The critical attacks hurled on it, like those on its star, seem mostly unwarranted.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
January 8, 2003
Comes not from a screenplay but from a handful of self-help books and fairy tales and fashion magazines cut and pasted together in a glossy montage committed to celluloid.
January 7, 2003
During a movie season filled with dark, heavy, and sometimes brilliant Oscar-bait, it's kind of nice to get an unassuming little picture that only wants to put a smile on your face.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 6, 2003
Calculated fluff that hinges on a couple of gross miscalculations.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
January 5, 2003
What's here will satisfy fans of the leads but without laughs and little romance -- this doesn't exactly fit the mold of solid entertainment in this genre.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
December 27, 2002
'it's better to go in knowing full well what's going to happen, but willing to let the earnestness of its execution and skill of its cast take you down a familiar road with a few twists. Cynics need not apply.'
Full Review | Original Score: B
December 23, 2002
The film embraces the fantasy wherein the working class Latina might crash the world of wealthy white folks, bodaciously, on her own terms, and with some education to offer.
December 21, 2002
Each time the story threatens to stall, Wang turns the audience's attention to Lopez and Fiennes, a couple of enormously attractive actors who truly seem fascinated by each other.
December 20, 2002
Director Wayne Wang proves with Maid in Manhattan that even predictable movies can leave you feeling warm and fuzzy.
| Original Score: 3/4
December 19, 2002
Maid in Manhattan handles well one of the most difficult components of the romantic comedy, the contrived Trial Separation.
December 19, 2002
Maid in Manhattan never pretends to be more than it is: a pretty movie about pretty people in pretty surroundings falling in love -- and on those terms, it's not a bad night at the movies.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
December 18, 2002
Manhattan is nothing more than a trite Christmas present from Lopez. This film seemed to last longer than some of her relationships.
December 17, 2002
Problem is, there really isn't any dialogue here that suggests that Marisa is truly sassy, or charming, or candid, or that the would-be senator is either brilliant or senatorial, or that her accent-less son is not simply on loan from Hogwarts.
December 17, 2002
It's the sweet Cinderella story that "Pretty Woman" wanted to be.
Full Review| Original Score: 3/4
December 17, 2002
The film works largely through its cannily assembled cast.
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