Runaway Bride Reviews

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March 6, 2018
Why does Runaway Bride feel so off? Why does it produce such halfhearted laughter? This is the sort of Hollywood tale in which everything seems to have been decided by committee.
June 18, 2002
Top Critic
March 22, 2002
January 1, 2000
Joan Cusack practically steals the show!
January 1, 2000
Quite clever and appealing!
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
Gere and an almost ethereally radiant Roberts have never been better than in this sometimes herky-jerky breeze, which keeps improving as it goes.
January 1, 2000
A cheerful, cheeky, agreeable comedy made doubly palatable by two stars in perfectly balanced chemistry.
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
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
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
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
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
Safe and sane and bland.
January 1, 2000
That charming thing only works if the story is good.
January 1, 2000
A shiny bauble full of dead weight, gloppy good feeling and airless cliches!
January 1, 2000
An awkward and gangly construct!
January 1, 2000
A runaway bore!
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