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When in Rome Reviews

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Jason Di Rosso
MovieTime, ABC Radio National
April 23, 2010
Josh Duhamel as the romantic lead is an underdeveloped cardboard cut-out and, more generally, the film's simplistic emotional foundations never let it really connect.
Paul Byrnes
Sydney Morning Herald
April 22, 2010
I'm not cynical about hope, just the way that romantic comedies exploit it, without necessarily delivering. When in Rome does that to a large degree, even basing its conceit on a wishing well, the ultimate exploitation of hope.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Giles Hardie
Sydney Morning Herald
April 22, 2010
It manages to be reasonably fun, kind of funny and just a little charming, and will be fine to watch with your Disney rom-com loving kids on DVD.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Jim Schembri
The Age (Australia)
April 22, 2010
Succeeds only in displaying Bell's lack of comic flair.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
David Stratton
At the Movies (Australia)
April 21, 2010
Kristen Bell and Josh Duhamel are attractive enough but they can't elevate this seriously silly rom-com.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Alicia Malone
FILMINK (Australia)
April 21, 2010
As with most romantic comedies, this misunderstanding could have been resolved with a simple question, but instead the film stumbles along towards its predictably happy conclusion.
Louise Keller
Urban Cinefile
April 17, 2010
Never mind that the script is far fetched. The plot, the characters and the dialogue - individually and as a whole, simply do not work. The ideas fall as flat as a squashed sausage, and that includes Danny DeVito's sausage king
Dominic Corry
April 15, 2010
Despite the surfeit of clichés and apparent lack of any original thought in this hopelessly contrived rom-com, it remains a reasonably amiable exercise.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Bruce Bennett
Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
March 31, 2010
A silly, preposterous romantic comedy that benefits from Josh Duhamel's self-assured likeability, which helps a thin script that relies on pratfalls not brain power.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Brian Gibson
Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)
February 11, 2010
The scenery is dull and the romance is a boring ride--neither the places nor people offer much to write home about. Aimless and ambling along, this is a rom-com that seems totally random.
Daniel M. Kimmel
New England Movies Weekly
February 10, 2010
The only reason this isn't the worst romantic comedy in recent memory is that this reviewer also had to review the recent Sandra Bullock disaster All About Steve.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Frank Wilkins
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
February 6, 2010
'When in Rome' is a brainless mess of silly characters doing stupid things on camera. Everyone involved should be completely embarrassed.
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
February 5, 2010
... about as Italian as a can of Chef Boyardee ...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Charles Koplinski
Illinois Times
February 4, 2010
With Rome it's the same old song and dance.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.0/4.0
Bob Grimm
Reno News and Review
February 4, 2010
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Brett Michel
Boston Phoenix
February 4, 2010
Mark Steven Johnson exhibits neither an eye nor an ear for comedy - he must have been deaf and dumb to agree to shoot a script by Davids Diamond and Weissman, the duo who penned the execrable Old Dogs.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/4
Susan Granger
SSG Syndicate
February 3, 2010
Be very wary of a movie poster that features a winsome blonde biting her pinkie. That's the primary lesson learned from this wretched rom-com in which cutsey nail-nibbling is supposed to be seductive.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
February 2, 2010
It's not as bad as it appears to be from the trailers.
Full Review| Original Score: 2/4
Jackie K. Cooper
February 2, 2010
Two good looking lead actors but they show substandard acting skills; in truth the sketchy script gave them little with which to work.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
February 1, 2010
Instead of being booked into theaters, 'When in Rome' would be a better fit for one of the Eternal City's apocryphal vomitoriums.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/4
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