Notting Hill Reviews

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January 1, 2000
Grant is unfailingly funny!
January 1, 2000
Not only repetitive but plain unfunny!
January 1, 2000
Funny, poignant and delightful in just the right measure!
January 1, 2000
This is one of the best romantic comedies I've seen in a long time.
January 1, 2000
Attempts at pathos fall with a resounding dud!
January 1, 2000
Notting Hill cynically merges Hollywood gloss and smarminess with an overwrought but highly exportable English taste for quirk.
January 1, 2000
I recommend the movie because it is so beautifully written and performed.
January 1, 2000
No smoky Darjeeling or perfumey Earl Grey here, just the plain black brew, hot and light and sweet.
January 1, 2000
The same old romantic comedy formula story that has become a Hollywood trademark is revived here.
January 1, 2000
Every time it starts to get really good, every time it reaches a romantic or emotional high, the soundtrack chimes in and ruins the scene with invariably intrusively and often downright awful songs.
January 1, 2000
An unconvincing romance, languid pacing and a lot of empty scenes played out specifically for laughs, to the detriment of plot.
January 1, 2000
Notting Hill is clever, funny, romantic - and oh, yes, reminiscent of Four Weddings and a Funeral.
January 1, 2000
Notting Hill is about as enchanting as movies get these days!
January 1, 2000
[Notting Hill] has buckets to spare of that rarest screen commodity -- genuine, engaging charm -- plus a cast and production values that fully deliver when the chips are down.
January 1, 2000
The humor of the film saves it from a completely trite and unsatisfying (nay, shall I say enraging) ending.
January 1, 2000
Roberts is beautiful, Grant is charming, London is picturesque. What more can you ask for?
January 1, 2000
The rare, quintessential Hollywood romance—smart, affectionate, realistic, and thoroughly likable.
January 1, 2000
Clearly, Roberts can play the version of herself with which you're familiar and happy. Where that leaves you on the real-unreal continuum is a little less clear.
January 1, 2000
The movie-star-playing-a-movie-star-who-wants-to-be-a-real-person conceit also has an odd, chilling effect on Julia Roberts, whose appeal, overwhelmingly, is based on her seeming just like the rest of us.
January 1, 2000
Notting Hill is Four Weddings And A Funeral with inferior character actors, no Simon Callow, and fewer jokes.
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