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Based on 41 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 2 )
  • 50
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Curtis ladles sugar over the eager-to-please Love Actually to make it go down easy, forgetting that sometimes it just makes you gag. show more

  • 50
    San Francisco Chronicle

    Abandons any pretext of sophistication for gloppy sentimentality, sugary pop songs and bawdy humor -- an approach that works about half the time. show more

  • 75
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    Love Actually is irresistible. You'd have to be Ebenezer Scrooge not to walk out smiling. show more

  • 20
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    Gets to be dislikable in its glib feelgoodness. The movie's many excellent actors do too much acting with too little conviction in scenes that rush through perfunctory setups to deliver pat payoffs. show more

  • 75
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    At times soppy, sentimental and shamelessly romantic, at other moments bursting with clever barbs -- and now and then zooming in on something telling and poignant -- Love Actually is just about impossible to dislike. show more

  • 63
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

    Structurally, Love Actually is less like "Four Weddings" than it is "Scary Movie 3." ­Curtis throws every gag he can think of at the screen and the ones that don't stick, he throws again and again. show more

  • 70
    Kirk Honeycutt The Hollywood Reporter

    Reminds you of an elaborate Christmas card that tumbles apart with pop-up figures, silly/charming greetings and perhaps even a jingle. It probably cost more than the gift it heralds, and you can't help but laugh at the audacity of such an aggressively cheerful card. show more

  • 88
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    The movie's only flaw is also a virtue: It's jammed with characters, stories, warmth and laughs, until at times Curtis seems to be working from a checklist of obligatory movie love situations and doesn't want to leave anything out. show more

  • 75
    Connie Ogle Miami Herald

    The biggest surprise in the cheery, delightful Love Actually is its lively, edgy, slightly blue sense of humor. show more

  • 75
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    Appealing and genial with plenty of solid laughs, and worthy of a recommendation for those who appreciate this kind of thing. Just don't expect material that's edgy, dark, or challenging. Consider Love Actually the antidote to "Mystic River." show more

  • August 27, 2012 birgitditto
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    Great movie!

  • July 01, 2008 Rhonda
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    "Love Actually" is probably my favorite movie of all time--at least in my top five! The interwoven stories all work independently--as well as together at the film's climax--which makes the movie a definite "yes". This is a dvd to own--you'll want to see it again and again. Stellar performances from Hugh Grant, Colin Firth, Emma Thompson, Alan Rickman, Liam Neeson, up-and-coming young Thomas Sangster all contribute to the heartwarming--and heartbreaking--beauty of this film. It's definitely worth a watch!!

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