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Runaway Bride Reviews

June 18, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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March 22, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
January 1, 2000
Quite clever and appealing!
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.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
January 1, 2000
Doesn't generate enough laughs to make up for the fact that you never figure out what he (a misogynistic USA Today columnist) sees in her (a dizzy hardware-store manager).
January 1, 2000
There's no question the chemistry between them still works for a light romantic comedy. But an overcalculated, undernourished screenplay undermines much of the effort.
January 1, 2000
That charming thing only works if the story is good.
Read More | Original Score: 0.5/5
January 1, 2000
Virtually every step the Runaway narrative takes produces collisions with credulity!
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.
January 1, 2000
Marshall is too much of a softie; he meanders around the story, milking it for both sentiment and comedy and often tripping over himself in the process.
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
January 1, 2000
A runaway bore!
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
January 1, 2000
An awkward and gangly construct!
January 1, 2000
Runaway Bride is a shamelessly manipulative, slick, shallow, contrived piece of old-fashioned, pre-tested, star-driven Hollywood claptrap, and very welcome it is.
January 1, 2000
Joan Cusack practically steals the show!
January 1, 2000
Breezily funny and entertaining!
January 1, 2000
A shiny bauble full of dead weight, gloppy good feeling and airless cliches!
January 1, 2000
We can no longer buy Roberts in her tearful romantic - melancholy mode.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
January 1, 2000
Safe and sane and bland.
January 1, 2000
Charm and stardust carry it past its blatantly manufactured quality.
January 1, 2000
Flawed and unpleasant!
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
January 1, 2000
It works without exactly showing signs of life.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/5
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
January 1, 2000
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
January 1, 2000
Runaway Bride is an atrocious bit of by-the-numbers screen filler.
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.
January 1, 2000
A cheerful, cheeky, agreeable comedy made doubly palatable by two stars in perfectly balanced chemistry.