Notting Hill Reviews

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February 14, 2019
For all its cheesiness, Notting Hill delivers a very great deal of pleasure...
April 27, 2007
The ending is happy and ironic in equal measure, but most of the fun is just getting there with the right chemistry and compatibility.
January 26, 2006
t's an agreeably slick affair, with decent support performances, elegant camerawork, and several impressive set pieces.
July 21, 2005
An exceptionally guy-friendly chick flick.
March 22, 2002
Lately, romance comedies have expanded in running time, doubtless to compensate for their shrinkage in charm, and this is no exception -- it's way too long for something far too slight.
February 14, 2001
The film's romantic core is impervious to problems.
Top Critic
January 1, 2000
Smart, sometimes pissingly funny!
January 1, 2000
The movie has lots of glossy charm!
January 1, 2000
Very funny!
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
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 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
Grant and Roberts build an exciting fire between them!
January 1, 2000
The romance is tepid.
Top Critic
January 1, 2000
January 1, 2000
The movie is bright, the dialogue has wit and intelligence, and Roberts and Grant are very easy to like.
January 1, 2000
Blithe and exhilarating!
January 1, 2000
Director Roger Michell uses technical flourishes sparingly but to lovely effect.
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