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Wimbledon Reviews

February 9, 2006
All in all, it's rather pleasant, but nothing else.
July 21, 2005
The movie needs the stars' charm and director Richard Loncraine's polish, because the faulty script is just barely good enough to hold us for 100 minutes.
October 1, 2004
A pleasant enough entertainment at a time when movies either pleasant or entertaining are in short supply.
September 20, 2004
[A] reluctant thumbs down.
September 18, 2004
Full Review | Original Score: B-
September 18, 2004
The kind of movie that allows the non-cynical movie-goer to sit back and relax in the presence of actors who work well with each other and a script whose familiarity is an asset.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
September 18, 2004
Slick, satisfying entertainment.
September 17, 2004
The best thing about all of this is Bettany.
September 17, 2004
A curious hybrid of sports drama and romantic comedy, Wimbledon is a happy case of hitting the sweet spot with a good serve.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 17, 2004
This is the part that will finally make the tall, freckled Bettany a star. He's exquisitely high-strung in a way that women will find madly attractive and men madly agreeable.
September 17, 2004
Beneath the surface, the film is an empty experience.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
September 17, 2004
There's no hiding a hokey love story that undercuts the picture's compelling tennis scenes.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
September 17, 2004
Not an ace, just a let, barely getting over the net to give its stars another serve and a chance to move into the next scene. But you won't mind watching them play out the point.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
September 17, 2004
Though there is the novelty of racket action, all the film really amounts to is same story, different sport.
September 17, 2004
An ultra-predictable if essentially painless romantic comedy.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
September 17, 2004
As a love story, Wimbledon is a washout. As a meditation on sports psychology, it might help improve your game.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
September 17, 2004
The Bjorn Borg of romantic comedies: precise, good-looking, dependable and serviceable, if predictable.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 17, 2004
Read More | Original Score: C+
September 17, 2004
A generally painless float down a lazy river.
September 17, 2004
A standard post-Four Weddings and a Funeral British romantic comedy.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
September 17, 2004
What I mostly liked was the warmth between the two leads.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
September 17, 2004
For one to drone on about lousy, lumpy tennis is to miss the point of Wimbledon, which is about lousy, lumpy love.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
September 16, 2004
A likable, formulaic sports movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 16, 2004
It's pleasant, diverting and sweet.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
September 16, 2004
It's one of those feel-good movies that a critic doesn't have to feel bad about recommending.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
September 16, 2004
A slick comedy that's more fun than it has any right to be.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
September 16, 2004
[Loncraine] just gives too much of all the wrong things and a potential winner comes a bit unstrung.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
September 16, 2004
The good news is that Wimbledon is not Kirsten Dunst's movie. This passable romantic comedy belongs to co-star Paul Bettany.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
September 16, 2004
There's nothing startlingly original in the way this plays out, but the film has a relaxed ease that's appealing.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
September 16, 2004
Wimbledon may have its faults, but it's the sort of upbeat fantasy that's tough to resist.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
September 16, 2004
There's no script to speak of, just two appealing actors volleying comic-romantic cliches at each other.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
September 16, 2004
Nothing more than amiable fluff, yet Bettany infuses it with a brazen dash of reality.
Full Review | Original Score: B
September 16, 2004
Slickly efficient but defiantly cliched.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
September 16, 2004
Always light, always breezy and anything but coy, Wimbledon is entirely watchable and entirely forgettable the moment it's over.
Read More | Original Score: C
September 15, 2004
The sly, sexy ease between Dunst and Bettany makes the predictability bearable, at least for a while.
September 14, 2004
The appealing leads have strong chemistry, but it's the wrong kind: an affectionate big-brother / little-sister rapport that leaves a discomfiting taint on their more amorous clinches.
September 10, 2004
Bounces back and forth between court and courtship with no more than serviceable results.
September 10, 2004
Boasts appealing leads and dazzling court play, but the film never rises above its by-the-numbers plot to generate emotional heat.