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The Notebook Reviews

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April 11, 2012
If you ever want to see a flawless example of a movie which is redeemed from mediocrity solely through the cast, there is hardly a better one than this.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
October 3, 2011
Bland and sentimental, The Notebook is old-fashioned filmmaking aimed at an old-fashioned audience. Kleenex essential.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
October 3, 2011
The connection between the two narratives is supposed to be a big, heartbreaking surprise, though I figured it out well in advance and spent the interim unfavorably comparing this greatest-generation hanky wringer to the British drama Iris.
September 19, 2010
Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams spark cinematically everlasting magic in a romance that's no tawdry Harlequin hay-roll. "The Notebook" excels most when contemplating love's obligations and responsibilities, that unique balance of fire and calm.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
April 29, 2009
A very engrossing and entertaining sudsy romance with top notch performances.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
March 5, 2009
for someone who loves these sorts of stories, it would be a fantastic movie
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
January 16, 2009
I prepared myself for a tearjerker; what I didn't prepare for was an outright gusher.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
November 29, 2008
...one of contemporary cinema's most compelling and flat-out indelible love stories.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
October 18, 2008
A potently rich story about the power of love, The Notebook is heartbreakingly beautiful and achingly real.
August 7, 2008
Ssomehow Cassavetes pulls it off -- thanks mainly to sensitive performances and pretty Hallmark-card cinematography by Robert Fraisse.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
May 23, 2007
A sentimental film filled with flashbacks and clichés.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
September 27, 2006
A thoughtful, emotionally rich film in which we see that great love, like deep faith, is forged on doubt, trials, and hardships. Only then does it deliver its deepest rewards.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
May 26, 2006
I cannot believe I'm about to recommend a movie as clogged with melodramatic treacle as Nick Cassavetes' adaptation of The Notebook.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
July 25, 2005
... one gets the sense that director Nick Cassevetes and writer Jan Sardi would spray the audience with teargas if they could.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/5
March 28, 2005
Um romance sensível e emocionante que leva o espectador a se importar com o destino de seus tocantes personagens.
| Original Score: 5/5
March 18, 2005
Whether someone can enjoy The Notebook or not depends much of the mood in which the viewers find themselves.
Full Review| Original Score: 5/10
March 14, 2005
It's an interesting piece of counter programming on New Line's part, the only question is why didn't it go direct to cable?
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
February 23, 2005
Two parts idiotic romance, one part offensive melodrama.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
February 18, 2005
A fine tale that will leave romantics everywhere misty eyed.
| Original Score: B
January 29, 2005
*There's nothing about The Notebook that isn't either lazy or dismissive of its audience.
Read More | Original Score: C
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