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When in Rome Reviews

November 17, 2011
Read More | Original Score: 1/5
May 6, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: D
January 29, 2010
It lurches along, making Ms. Bell and Mr. Duhamel look duller than they need to.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/5
January 29, 2010
How do I loathe thee? Let me count the ways.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
January 29, 2010
A bunch of eager performers troll for laughs that never come.
January 29, 2010
In the case of When in Rome, oh to do what the Romans used to do: Toss the bloody thing to the lions.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
January 29, 2010
We get three acts of labored slapstick wrung from an eye-roller of a premise.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
January 29, 2010
A brainless, fizzy, romantic-comedy fairy tale with a roster of acting talent far beyond expectations.
Full Review | Original Score: C
January 29, 2010
Josh Duhamel plays the smitten sports reporter who helps Kristen Bell mount her big art show, "Pain"-a fitting title, given the agony induced by this godawful comedy.
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
January 29, 2010
When in Rome plumbs new depths for ineptitude in acting, directing, writing and every other department.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/4
January 29, 2010
The problem is not the credulity-stretching script. Or even that much of the movie just isn't all that funny. The problem is that it thinks it's freakin' hilarious.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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
January 29, 2010
Bell and Duhamel may have something as a romantic onscreen pair but there's no telling. What's going on around them is both distracting and annoying, thanks to the hyperactivity of the oddball suitors who tend to suck all of the chemistry out of the room.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
January 29, 2010
Duhamel throws around his raffish, real-guy charm, and Bell works a springy cynicism that When in Rome eagerly tries to strip away. But regardless of where its stars want to take it, all roads here lead to blandness and inanity.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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.
January 28, 2010
Comedies require precision, and there's none here; instead, characters and scenes bash into each other with no evident purpose or logic.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
January 28, 2010
It's all exceptionally predictable and disappointingly laugh-free, especially since anything with Arnett -- one of the funniest around -- is typically worth the price of admission.
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
January 28, 2010
Kristen Bell, in the silly romantic comedy When in Rome, has the wry perkiness of a 20-something Sarah Jessica Parker, and you sit through the movie wondering what she might do with better material than this.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
January 28, 2010
Though not as ultra-clichéd as its title, When in Rome follows the predictable conventions of the genre.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
January 28, 2010
The screechy Bell has the delicate charm of a scraped blackboard; the dully handsome Duhamel looks like a Land's End catalog come to fitful life.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
January 28, 2010
Do as the Romans do. Drive around it.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
January 28, 2010
When in Rome is a rom-bomb.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
January 28, 2010
Please, Gods of Love, make this movie disappear.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
January 28, 2010
Bell, a petite, pretty blonde, may or may not have the Meg Ryan-Julia Roberts-Sandra Bullock goods. When in Rome, a leaden variation on that rom-com recipe, fails utterly to make her case.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
January 28, 2010
The movie lacks invention and true magic in the worst way.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4