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The Holiday Reviews

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Brian Gibson
Film School Rejects
October 18, 2008
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Heather Huntington
August 26, 2008
My reaction to The Holiday was no different from my reaction to Meyers' other pieces. It's cute enough, the atmosphere is sufficiently romantic comedy-like, but somehow, for some reason, I just don't bond with it.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
December 10, 2007
As a voracious consumer of chick media (I like alien shoot 'em ups too!), I tell you that the story arc is extremely surprising & delightful, and that you fellas can feel safe watching this as well.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures
March 13, 2007
a warm, charming, extremely clever and often hilarious romantic comedy that will be a sure-fire date movie for any guy looking to please his significant other
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Uri Lessing
January 13, 2007
Because everyone is rich and in love, you can see the happy ending coming a mile away, but with a film like this, it's the journey that's important and not the destination.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Top Critic
Anna Smith
Time Out
December 30, 2006
A leisurely feelgood rom-com.
Paul Byrnes
Sydney Morning Herald
December 30, 2006
A lot of ideas are circulating and the characters have taken hold of our emotions. If only Meyers had taken the quickest way there, it would be a much better movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Peter Bradshaw
December 30, 2006
The Holiday's redeeming feature (and it's a considerable one) is the 91-year-old Eli Wallach's astute and endearing performance.
Andy Kurtz
December 30, 2006
The movie clocks in at just under two and a half hours, so the staying-awake part may be a challenge for some, but not one scene in the film feels extraneous or doesn't serve to tell the story.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
December 30, 2006
An entertaining romp that succeeds on a level of pure escapism.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Mark Pfeiffer
Reel Times: Reflections on Cinema
December 18, 2006
The Holiday works its magic because Meyers invests time in the characters instead of the scenarios.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
December 14, 2006
Writer-director Nancy Meyers' fluff machine is on overdrive...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Joseph Proimakis
Movies for the Masses
December 14, 2006
A very pretty, safely balanced, sweet and sour film, for some nice bonding time with your other half.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
December 14, 2006
Running away from a broken heart has never been so much fun as in The Holiday, a delightful romantic comedy about love, life and making a change.
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
December 13, 2006
A finely polished piece of romantic cinema, with a generosity of spirit so all-encompassing that it's easy to forgive its occasional excesses.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Pete Hammond
December 13, 2006
We can all figure out where this thing is going but getting there is the prime attraction here.
| Original Score: 3/5
Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
December 11, 2006
Through its awkward meet-stupids and believable meet-cutes, "The Holiday" rings so many notes of joy that you can't help but like it.
Full Review| Original Score: 3/4
Top Critic
Dana Stevens
December 8, 2006
The characters pace and putter around in the story like animals building their nests, and by the time they finally settle down with their mates, we have a grudging affection for them.
Brett Buckalew
December 8, 2006
There's good news for Jude Law fans. With The Holiday, the actor has taken a sad career song and started to make it better.
Susan Granger
December 8, 2006
Admittedly, this is a chick-flick. Guys may groan but gals are gonna love it. Like 'Love, Actually,' it's the Christmas comedy you've been waiting for.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
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