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Under the Tuscan Sun Reviews

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Bruce Bennett
Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
October 12, 2003
'Under the Tuscan Sun' does what pretty picture postcards are supposed to do-make you smile without saying much.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Christopher Smith
Bangor Daily News (Maine)
October 9, 2003
Lane's winning, beautifully measured performance effortlessly steals our affection and grounds the film's contrivances along the way.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
October 7, 2003
Looked like a pic for tourists.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
October 7, 2003
One of the better romantic comedies in recent years.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Betty Jo Tucker
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
October 5, 2003
With a performance of such depth and beauty it overshadows the film's gorgeous Italian scenery, Diane Lane owns the screen in 'Under the Tuscan Sun.'
Eric Lurio
Greenwich Village Gazette
October 3, 2003
This is a delightful for the target audience and the rest of you out there will like it too.
| Original Score: 3/5
Mark Sells
Oregon Herald
October 1, 2003
A charming, highly entertaining romantic adventure full of life, spectacular vistas, and sensual delight.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Marty Mapes
Movie Habit
October 1, 2003
Pleasant, light, tear-jerking entertainment
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Paul Povse
State Journal-Register (Springfield, IL)
October 1, 2003
This movie, benign and conventional as it is, needs a gutsy performance to keep it from sheer sogginess. The biggest surprise the movie generates is why it's taken this long for Lane's career to take off.
Full Review| Original Score: 3/4
Rachel Deahl
Local Planet Weekly (Spokane, WA)
October 1, 2003
...Some unexpectedly good subplots and beautiful scenery make this fluff particularly palatable.
Andrea Chase
Killer Movie Reviews
October 1, 2003
compared to Lane, pretty much everything else in this film falls flat
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Vanessa Sibbald
September 30, 2003
While the plot sounds a bit schmaltzy, Lane's performance keeps Francesca real...
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
David Foucher
EDGE Boston
September 30, 2003
Sensual, luscious, vibrant filmmaking, and not a single frame of it is tepid or mundane.
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
September 30, 2003
Warmth and joy fill the movie. Some of it comes from that sun over Tuscany, but most of it comes from the inner radiance of Diane Lane.
Full Review| Original Score: 3/4
Brian Webster
Apollo Guide
September 29, 2003
Filled with realistic and sometimes quite witty dialogue, and Diane Lane is right there for every scene.
| Original Score: 78/100
Top Critic
September 29, 2003
The movie is sweet but deeply suspect: It's like Lost Horizon re-imagined by a realtor.
Top Critic
Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
September 29, 2003
... some of the most beautiful photography in any film I've seen this year.
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
September 29, 2003
[Has] an emotional core of realism that is so precise and delicate and pinpoint accurate that it's overwhelming...
Top Critic
Stephanie Zacharek
September 28, 2003
Under the Tuscan Sun pretends to be juicy, but it doesn't allow any dribbles. It purports to make love all over us, but not without laying down lots of paper towels first.
Marshall Fine
Journal News (Westchester, NY)
September 28, 2003
Under the Tuscan Sun seems to be coasting on its pretty pictures of flower-drenched Italian landscapes.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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