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Pretty Woman Reviews

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Michael E. Grost
Classic Film and Television
December 4, 2016
Uneven film that is not as good as the public thought at the time.
Emanuel Levy
April 28, 2012
The movie is a fairy tale, more about American consumerism than a reformed prostitute, but it's worth seeing for Julia Roberts charismatic performance.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Derek Malcolm
London Evening Standard
February 16, 2010
It's all fairly unconvincing - but its heart is roughly in the right place.
| Original Score: 3/5
Ryan Cracknell
Movie Views
February 17, 2009
Takes the Disney princess and puts her in the real world, creating a chick flick with a little bit of edge, a whole lot of heart and and even more chemistry between the film's two leads.
Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews
February 16, 2009
Believing in love is swell and all, but maybe we're better off not buying the brand Pretty Woman is selling. [Blu-ray]
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
February 14, 2009
The movie itself, a modern update of the Cinderella story, is as contrived as you get--isn't that not-so-secretly what we want?--but at no point is Roberts' performance
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Richard Corliss
TIME Magazine
February 3, 2009
This is old-fashioned, assembly-line moviemaking without the old panache.
Brian Webster
Apollo Guide
January 31, 2009
Against all odds, the presence of the incomparable Julia Roberts makes this a damn enjoyable career-defining film for Garry Marshall, and a guilty pleasure for movie lovers.
| Original Score: 75/100

April 9, 2008
Gere and Roberts do good work, but this feelgood fantasy is laced with some preposterous messages about love, success and money.
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Variety Staff
April 9, 2008
Pic's casting is astute, with Gere underplaying like a sturdy ballet star who hoists the ballerina Roberts on his shoulders.

TV Guide
April 9, 2008
Bound to offend prostitutes and millionaires everywhere, this flick is not the street-smart Pygmalion it desperately wants to be.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Toby Rose
Empire Magazine
April 9, 2008
Low on real social comment, this modern fable still has more than enough chemistry between its leading pair to rake in the box-office rewards.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
April 9, 2008
It's saying Roberts' character becomes a better person when she lands a rich guy and learns to cry at the opera.
Full Review | Original Score: D
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
April 9, 2008
He pays her $3,000 and they fall in love -- ain't Hollywood grand?
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Time Out
June 24, 2006
For a film that attempts to satirise snooty materialism, it focuses too pantingly on the designer labels, and comes down firmly on the side of 'rich is better'.
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
May 26, 2006
Director Garry Marshall somehow lucked into a hit despite his oppressive 125-minute running time and excessive schmaltz.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Forrest Hartman
Reno Gazette-Journal
October 7, 2005
Plenty sappy and unrealistic but also a funny and dysfunctionally romantic charmer.
| Original Score: B+
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures
September 7, 2005
I've always loved this film, even though it is a class-A chick flick.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
James Plath
Movie Metropolis
September 5, 2005
Gere and Roberts click as "John" and call girl destined for more romantic things.
| Original Score: 4/5
Scott Weinberg
August 20, 2005
As formulaic and push-button-y as it is, it still houses some truly enjoyable movie-star chemistry,
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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