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Based on 26 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 68 )
  • 50
    San Francisco Chronicle

    The film tastefully yet unenergetically chugs along. show more

  • 50
    Staff [Not Credited] USA Today

    It's tough to make it through Nights in Rodanthe without wincing at its sticky-sweet sentimentality. show more

  • 30
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    Less than the sum of its parts, which were problematic to begin with. show more

  • 75
    Carrie Rickey Philadelphia Inquirer

    Rodanthe is a reliably steamy stormy sultry story. show more

  • 50
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    It's an increasingly rare pleasure to see two naturally aging adults onscreen, and it's not exactly hard work to watch this still-gorgeous pair fall in love. show more

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    Michael Rechtshaffen The Hollywood Reporter

    A tasteful melodrama courtesy of the easy chemistry between its two leads and a generally restrained touch from Tony-winning director George C. Wolfe in his feature debut. show more

  • 75
    Lawrence Toppman Charlotte Observer

    This is one of the increasingly rare Hollywood films that treat people in middle age as though their feelings were just as intense and their needs just as valid as those of people half their age. show more

  • 50
    Michael Phillips Chicago Tribune

    As skillful and charismatic as Gere is, I never get the sense he's really in there, conversing with his fellow actor. show more

  • 50
    Lou Lumenick New York Post

    Aims straight for the tear ducts as well, but this weepie is a dry well. show more

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    Wesley Morris Boston Globe

    Once a hurricane blows Gere and Lane into each other's arms, all the director's tasteful style and good sense turn into mush. Given the material, I suppose it has to. show more

  • May 24, 2010 PreshusNsc
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    I LOVED the movie. I FINALLY saw it. Growing up in NC and frequenting the coast a lot when I was a child, I never knew there was a real Rodanthe. I looked it up and my husband told me if I found it...he would take me there. It looks so calming and peaceful. Gotta love a good love story.

  • November 01, 2009 Jjceaton
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    I have just seen this emotional movie. Richard and Diane are SUPERB!! Thoroughy enjoyed it!! My kind of tear jerking, down to real life. We need more like it !!!!!!!!

  • March 03, 2009 Hensleyh1234
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    verydisappointed with ending, great movie, butwould love to see a part 2, and they find him alive, if not, ill never watch this movie again,would have been better if hed appeared on the beach after the horses, please make part 2 and find him alive, cant wait to see a great ending, ravin

  • February 26, 2009 Betty Ann
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    Please, somebody, email me and tell me how he died. I couldn't understand half of the dialogue.

  • February 23, 2009 Ahealthynewyou2
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    WARNING: Don't read below my review unless you want this movie ruined by fools giving away the movie! I loved this movie and it was great to see Richard Gere and Diane Lane paired together again (if you haven't seen them in Unfaithful, rush out and grab it now!). If you love romance, don't hesitate to watch this movie!!!

  • February 21, 2009 rinconmd
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    i could not wait to see this movie. i love them both, but it was sort of boring. the horses at the end were good. i figured out he was going to die when he left her. typical movie...nothing great!

  • December 17, 2008 smjmc
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    Simply wonderful... Love my Richard Gere, anytime, anywhere

  • November 15, 2008 Pat
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    I didn't think it was all that great.I did not really see much chemistry btween Richard and Diane.Movie was way too slow for me!

  • October 29, 2008 Martha & John
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    In these times of stress nothing could be more relaxing or welcome than a mushy romance with highs and then lows all wrapped up in a neat package. Martha

  • October 26, 2008 ammonsmargaret
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    I loved it. It was a great escape and the stars can't be beat !


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