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Roman Holiday Reviews

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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
August 13, 2007
Wyler lays out all the elements with care and precision, but the romantic comedy never comes together -- it's charm by computer.
Manny Farber
The Nation
September 5, 2012
The Paramount crew that worked on Roman Holiday reminded me of expert marksmen who had made "charm" their target and seldom if ever missed it.
Tony Sloman
Radio Times
February 10, 2014
Immaculately directed by William Wyler, and written and played with style and grace, this is a film to treasure, both for its endearing action and marvellous performances.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
January 7, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
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James Berardinelli
April 1, 2008
For lovers of romantic comedies through the ages, Roman Holiday remains a favorite.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
March 20, 2003
| Original Score: 5/5
Louise Keller
Urban Cinefile
January 1, 2000
Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck are just magic together in this delightful romantic comedy, which is perhaps one of the happiest and most enjoyable films ever made.
Rebecca Murray
July 10, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5
Cole Smithey
November 1, 2005
| Original Score: 4/5
Allan Hunter
Daily Express (UK)
July 19, 2013
As welcome as a cooling gelato on a hot summer's day.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
January 1, 2000
Roman Holiday is [Audrey Hepburn's] perfect picture.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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Variety Staff
August 13, 2007
[Wyler] times the chuckles with a never-flagging pace, puts heart into the laughs, endows the footage with some boff bits of business and points up some tender, poignant scenes in using the smart script and the cast to the utmost advantage.
Christopher Null
November 16, 2002
A lovely little romance, full of fun and playfulness, stellar performances (Hepburn won an Oscar and Albert was nominated), and all set against the beauty of Rome
| Original Score: 4.5/5
David Jenkins
Little White Lies
July 18, 2013
Hepburn represents all western cinema, finally allowed out to play on the cobbled streets of postwar Europe.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
June 24, 2006
The movie remains a great tonic.
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
August 30, 2002
| Original Score: 5/5
Bob Bloom
Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)
August 13, 2002
A stunning film debut by Audrey Hepburn, charming, gaminlike, a delight.
| Original Score: 4/5
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
January 23, 2004
| Original Score: 4/5
Dan Jardine
Apollo Guide
February 14, 2004
The Roman travelogue is pleasant enough, and Audrey Hepburn is positively peerless.
| Original Score: 72/100
Susan Granger
October 11, 2004
| Original Score: 5/5
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