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Runaway Bride Reviews

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
March 25, 2016
The pic is sweet, well-played and a bore.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Betty Jo Tucker
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
February 17, 2013
The predictability of this romantic comedy co-starring Julia Roberts and Richard Gere in no way detracts from its humorous charm.
Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 28, 2010
Cute romantic comedy OK for most older kids.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
July 30, 2004
Runs a half-hour too long, and it drags through its multiple endings. Runaway Bride has plenty of delights, just a few too many.
Full Review| Original Score: 3/4
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
March 3, 2002
A satisfying romantic comedy that reveals that we can't open our hearts to love until we stop cheating on our true selves.
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
April 7, 2001
Remember the romantic sparks between Julia Roberts and Richard Gere in Pretty Woman? In Runaway Bride it's more like a damp fizzle.
| Original Score: 5/10
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
January 1, 2000
It works without exactly showing signs of life.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
January 1, 2000
A clumsy motion picture that strives so hard for the perfect romantic ending that it triggers a gag reflex along the way.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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January 1, 2000
Roberts and Gere try gamely to look at each other as if there's a scintilla of frisson between them, but often as not they're forced to eschew the drama and go for absurd overacting.
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
After seeing Gere and Roberts play much smarter people, it is painful to see them dumbed down here.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Moira MacDonald
Film.com
January 1, 2000
It looks as if Julia and the horse were trying to get the hell away from the camera, and into a better movie.
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Robert Horton
Film.com
January 1, 2000
Safe and sane and bland.
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Ernest Hardy
Film.com
January 1, 2000
Runaway Bride is an atrocious bit of by-the-numbers screen filler.

E! Online
January 1, 2000
This glossy comedy's romantic heat never rises above an amiable simmer - but it's funny and charming nonetheless.
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
January 1, 2000
We can no longer buy Roberts in her tearful romantic - melancholy mode.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
That charming thing only works if the story is good.
| Original Score: 0.5/5
Ross Anthony
Hollywood Report Card
January 1, 2000
It's a sure bet.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Jack Garner
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
January 1, 2000
A picture-perfect summer romance!
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
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Mike Clark
USA Today
January 1, 2000
Gere and an almost ethereally radiant Roberts have never been better than in this sometimes herky-jerky breeze, which keeps improving as it goes.
| Original Score: 2/4
Joe Baltake
Sacramento Bee
January 1, 2000
Immensely likable!
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