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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
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
February 18, 2012
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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.
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
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
Jolene Mendez
Entertainment Spectrum
February 1, 2010
"When in Rome" was the freshness that the romcom genre needed.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Christian Toto
What Would Toto Watch?
January 30, 2010
When in Rome needs every ounce of its leads' twinkly appeal to keep us engaged.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures
January 29, 2010
This will gnaw at many a critic, but the estrogen-infused target audience will eat both actors up.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Steve Rhodes
Internet Reviews
January 29, 2010
Sweet, romantic and genuine, When in Rome, which features a consistently charming Kristen Bell, is certainly fluff, but it is very entertaining and enjoyable.
Full Review| Original Score: 3/4
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Mary F. Pols
MSN Movies
January 29, 2010
On this simple, sheeplike level, the thoroughly average When in Rome qualifies as almost a complete success, except in its requirement that we go along with some business involving hocus pocus.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Jeffrey Lyles
Gazette (MD)
January 29, 2010
a solid romantic comedy in every regard and avoids being the standard entertaining 'chick flick' by being very enjoyable for both sexes.
Full Review| Original Score: 4/5
Matthew Razak
Examiner.com
January 29, 2010
What you get with When in Rome is a surprisingly good romantic comedy.
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
January 29, 2010
The saving grace of the otherwise generic product is that Bell's vivacity and Duhamel's rakish charm allow the viewer to root for them, even if sometimes that rooting goes so far as to wish the script would serve the couple better than it does.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Stephanie Zacharek
Salon.com
January 29, 2010
When in Rome may fall flat in places, but at least it hasn't had all the personality manicured out of it.
Joshua Tyler
CinemaBlend.com
January 29, 2010
It may fall apart in the end, but this is a movie that won't let its audience get bored.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Nell Minow
Beliefnet
January 28, 2010
An exceptionally strong cast makes this fantasy romantic comedy trifle pleasantly watchable despite its chick-lit conventions.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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Kara Nesvig
Minneapolis Star Tribune
January 28, 2010
All in all, Bell and Duhamel (gee, that rhymes!) are not tearing down any barriers, but it's clear that they're having fun and their chemistry is palpable. I wouldn't be opposed to seeing them team up again.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Pete Hammond
Boxoffice Magazine
January 28, 2010
Entertaining, full of laughs and, as far as chick flicks go, is a sweet, romantic trip worth taking for audiences so inclined.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out
November 17, 2011
| Original Score: 1/5
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-
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