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Pretty Woman may be a yuppie fantasy, but the film's slick comedy, soundtrack, and casting can overcome misgivings. Read critic reviews

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In this modern update on Cinderella, a prostitute and a wealthy businessman fall hard for one another, forming an unlikely pair. While on a business trip in L.A., Edward (Richard Gere), who makes a living buying and breaking up companies, picks up a hooker, Vivian (Julia Roberts), on a lark. After Edward hires Vivian to stay with him for the weekend, the two get closer, only to discover there are significant hurdles to overcome as they try to bridge the gap between their very different worlds.

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Richard Gere
Edward Lewis
Julia Roberts
Vivian 'Viv' Ward
Ralph Bellamy
James 'Jim' Morse
Jason Alexander
Philip 'Phil' Stuckey
Héctor Elizondo
Barney Thompson, Hotel Manager
Amy Yasbeck
Elizabeth Stuckey
Patrick Richwood
Dennis, Night Elevator Operator
Larry Miller
Mr. Hollister
J.F. Lawton
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Laura Ziskin
Executive Producer
Nancy Gross
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Peter Cox
Original Music
Charles Minsky
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Raja Gosnell
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Critic Reviews for Pretty Woman

All Critics (69) | Top Critics (18) | Fresh (44) | Rotten (25)

  • [T]here's nothing light about this movie's comic touch.

    February 5, 2019 | Full Review…
  • The movie's most outrageous high-concept moment - the stretch limo, private jet, opera - is pure camp.

    February 5, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • The Roberts smile - full-lipped, a mile wide and gleaming - is the closest the movies have yet come to capturing sunshine. Such dazzle should not be taken lightly.

    February 5, 2019 | Full Review…
  • The soundtrack, including the Roy Orbison classic that gave the movie its name, is bopping, and the pacing is breezy. Gere is charismatic, and he and Roberts have a subtle chemistry, a complicity that you want to share.

    July 23, 2018 | Full Review…
  • The movie displays an almost preternatural disregard for women's feelings - call it Pygmalion, with a heavy accent on the first syllable - but the comedy is so slickly delivered that audiences may be content with chuckling over its polished surface ...

    March 23, 2017 | Full Review…
  • It's all fairly unconvincing - but its heart is roughly in the right place.

    February 16, 2010 | Rating: 3/5

Audience Reviews for Pretty Woman

  • Feb 20, 2021
    I was unimpressed as a little girl. I'm even less impressed as an adult. There is some BS in this world you simply don't need to spin for the ruse of feel-good entertainment. Marshall missed the memo. 'Pretty Woman' is a vile pit of falsehoods wrapped in a candy shell with an ending that makes me fight back nausea. Notable as a career launcher, but I'm saddened that the film itself is still widely considered a classic.
    Marisol M Super Reviewer
  • Dec 02, 2011
    Entertaining, but its not a very memorable movie
    Bradley W Super Reviewer
  • Nov 07, 2011
    Despite the cliché, Pretty Woman is memorable, compounded by great performances from Richard Gere and Julia Roberts. Formulaic, but beloved, Pretty Woman thrives on a perfect dream, perhaps a wild and modern interpretation of Cinderella.
    Jan Marc M Super Reviewer
  • Feb 13, 2011
    Entertaining, but its not a very memorable movie
    Jim C Super Reviewer

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