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  • 100
    Bob Graham San Francisco Chronicle

    It comes as a bonus that this romantic comedy is one of the rare pictures of its type that actually is about something -- the double-edged sword of celebrity. show more

  • 88
    Susan Wloszczyna USA Today

    Its deadpan wit, ingenious fairy-tale premise and superbly accomplished cast will leave you feeling positively oxygenated. show more

  • 100
    Jami Bernard New York Daily News

    The overall result is a romantic comedy that indulges fantasies, calms insecurities (can an ordinary bloke stack up?), and breaks and mends hearts with surgical precision. show more

  • 82
    Mr. Showbiz

    A smart, sometimes pissingly funny romantic comedy that is also oddly unmoving and predictable in spots. show more

  • 88
    Chicago Tribune

    It's funny, sympathetic, mostly smart, and it boasts a likable cast of characters led by two performers who have star power and know how to use it. show more

  • 75
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    The movie is bright, the dialogue has wit and intelligence, and Roberts and Grant are very easy to like. By the end, as much as we're aware of the ancient story machinery groaning away below deck, we're smiling. show more

  • 75
    David Sterritt Christian Science Monitor

    There's some very funny dialogue, but the picture falls apart when it tries to think real thoughts about celebrity, publicity, and the media. show more

  • 75
    New York Post

    The frothy, feel-good Notting Hill is about as enchanting as movies get these days. show more

  • 75
    Wesley Morris San Francisco Examiner

    The deft, hilarious Notting Hill finds Grant's dour-droll-deprecating affliction at its most dead-on. show more

  • 63
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    Notting Hill does an adequate job, but this isn't one of those landmark romantic comedies that dozens of subsequent movies will seek to emulate. show more

  • May 31, 2012 tclark6092
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    This movie is truly delightful and the acting is marvelous, especially Julia Roberts. It should not be missed.

  • May 31, 2012 Thornton
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    The critics and writers simply could not be more wrong on this one. \"Notting Hill\" deserves a much higher score. Even after watching it too many times, it still brings a tear when Anna says the final word of the story \"Indefinitely\" as the song \"She\" begins to be sung by Elvis Costello. The facial expressions of Julia Roberts were truly marvelous throughout the movie. Hugh Grant\'s interview scenes are amusing, the pair\'s arrival at the birthday party was beautifully directed and Bernie\'s questions were brilliantly delivered, the confrontation in the restaurant was hilarious and the final press conference in the Savoy Hotel could not have been better scripted. If you have not seen it, see ut at least once. It is one of the most delightful romantic comedies every written and performed. Thornton Clark

  • January 18, 2010 Primostoy
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    Loved the movie, already watched it at least 5 times, and will probably watch it 5 more times, loved the music also...

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