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When in Rome Reviews

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Jeffrey Lyles
Lyles' Movie Files
February 7, 2013
My kind of romantic comedy. It's funny, a bit silly and doesn't try to set the new standard for romance in the genre. It's exactly what you expect, but in a good way.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Greg Maki
Star-Democrat (Easton, MD)
November 5, 2011
Most of the troubles come from the painfully unfunny shenanigans of Beth's magic-stricken admirers.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Sarah Sluis
Film Journal International
August 15, 2011
When in Rome never delves deep into anything, but whisks us through the conventions of romantic comedies so quickly there's barely time to groan.
Joshua Starnes
March 10, 2011
When in Rome is an insipid waste; every ounce of potential has been steadfastly turned away from in order to make a safe little piece of clowning.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/10
Ryan Cracknell
Movie Views
December 23, 2010
[Bell] carries a classic presence and charm that is tough not to like. Yet, at the same time, she does so with a little spunk and sass.
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
July 3, 2010
...we are expected to suspend our disbelief and accept that the adorable Kristen Bell needs some sort of crackpot magic spell to attract suitors.
Full Review | Original Score: 77/100
Marc Lee
Daily Telegraph (UK)
June 30, 2010
You know from the start of Mark Steven Johnson's silly, sunny romcom how it's going to end.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Robbie Collin
News of the World
June 30, 2010
Number of record-scratch jokes? Three. Number of walk-into-a-lamppost gags? Two. Number of laughs? Take a wild guess.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
June 30, 2010
Despite its over-the-top zaniness, this romantic comedy manages to keep us entertained with its starry cast and a nutty plot. If only the filmmakers had resisted the urge to exaggerate both the humour and the sentimentality.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Peter Bradshaw
June 25, 2010
This Italian-themed romcom is not quite the most unspeakably-patronising-to-Italy film of all time. That prize belongs to the musical Nine, starring Daniel Day-Lewis. But it runs a very close second.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Christopher Tookey
Daily Mail (UK)
June 25, 2010
All you need to know about When In Rome is that it was written by David Diamond and David Weissman, who perpetrated the atrocity that was the Robin Williams-John Travolta 'comedy' Old Dogs.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
David Edwards
Daily Mirror (UK)
June 25, 2010
Ladies, here's a chick-flick best enjoyed with your eyelids actually glued together.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Roz Laws
Birmingham Post
June 24, 2010
On the up side, it has a decent cast, but class acts like Anjelica Huston aren't given enough to do. And Danny DeVito has to say awful lines like "There's not an emotion on earth that can't be expressed through sausage."
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Simon Reynolds
Digital Spy
June 24, 2010
This is nothing more than a throwaway comedy clumsily assembled from a half-decent idea.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
David Aldridge
Radio Times
June 24, 2010
When in Rome is watchable enough, albeit in a cheesily inept way, but is far less magical than its storyline.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Elliott Noble
Sky Movies
June 24, 2010
It's all a bit of harmless froth and nonsense -- as long as you're not too disturbed by the sight of DeVito chasing Bell around the Guggenheim like Benny Hill on Viagra.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Jules Brenner
Cinema Signals
June 19, 2010
A witless realization of a promising supernatural premise suggests that a few people involved with the movie don't have a particular talent for it.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
June 13, 2010
...the movie boasts a seriously underwhelming premise that ultimately negates the good will established (and perpetuated) by its stars.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
James Plath
Movie Metropolis
June 4, 2010
When I saw the trailer for When in Rome I laughed like crazy. I wish the movie were as funny.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Michael Dequina
May 17, 2010
This appealing, fun pairing gives the film some promise--that is just as immediately shot to hell once the big plot hook/gimmick kicks in.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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