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Based on 17 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 2 )
  • 25
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    It's one of those self-consciously cute pictures, about as hard to take as a person who stands in front of a mirror and preens all day. [23 Mar 1990, Daily Datebook, p.E1] show more

  • 63
    Mike Clark USA Today

    For the first time in years (even counting his excellent work in “Internal Affairs”), Richard Gere's acting gears aren't too obviously apparent; Julia Roberts, though the breadth of her emotional range remains in question, is beautiful and can act - a not-bad blueprint for continued employment. [23 Mar 1990, Life, p.4D] show more

  • 88
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    The sweetest and most openhearted love fable since "The Princess Bride." show more

  • 88
    Jay Scott The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    The intelligence and wit of this glass-slipper heart-of-gold fantasy are shocking. show more

  • 50
    David Sterritt Christian Science Monitor

    The message is plain: Men, especially rich men, have all the power. So be sure to do what they tell you, and maybe they'll treat you nicely… It's not one I like to hear. [27 Apr 1990, Arts, p.10] show more

  • 25
    Dave Kehr Chicago Tribune

    It sounds like standard Cinderella stuff (and the script comes complete with plenty of allusions to princesses in towers), but it's played here with an emphasis on possessions and possessing that borders on the obscene… It's a pretty ugly movie. [23 Mar 1990, Friday, p.C] show more

  • 80

    A modern-day treatment of Pygmalion and Cinderella rolled into one, it is graced by first-class performances from two easy-on-the-eye stars and a sharp, funny script. show more

  • 50
    TV Guide

    The silly script lurches from one jarring, implausible moment to another, and Marshall directs like he was wearing earplugs and boxing gloves on the set. show more

  • 25
    Owen Gleiberman Entertainment Weekly

    Starts out as a neo-Pygmalion comedy, but the film is slow, earnest, and rhythmless. show more

  • 90
    Elvis Mitchell The New York Times

    Something special. show more

  • November 13, 2011 elobis314
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    one of my all time favorite movies ! I can watch again and again every time it comes on tv I watch it !! I love Richard Gere and Julia Roberts together .

  • July 01, 2011 rpcny
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    Love it! See it over and over.

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