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76
Based on 7 Reviews
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fan reviews ( 1 )
  • 100
    TV Guide

    The film has enough adventure and excitement to satisfy, and the faintly bittersweet note of the ending is made deliciously palatable by its artistic rightness. show more

  • 88
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    It delivers on everything it promises, from the modern day reverse-Cinderella fable to a fabric of low-key humor. [Review of re-release] show more

  • 75
    Ty Burr Boston Globe

    The film itself is a classic of romantic wish fulfillment, exactly the sort of beautiful lie that Hollywood specialized in. [Review of re-release] show more

  • 80
    David Parkinson Empire

    Witty, warm and beautifully filmed by Franz Planer and Henri Alekan, it remains an unabashed romantic delight, with Hepburn particularly luminescent. [Review of re-release] show more

  • 90
    Variety

    [William Wyler] times the chuckles with a never-flagging pace, puts heart into the laughs, endows the footage with some boff bits of business and points up some tender, poignant scenes in using the smart script and the cast to the utmost advantage. show more

  • 80
    The New York Times

    It is a contrived fable but a bittersweet legend with laughs that leaves the spirits soaring. show more

  • 60
    Dave Kehr Chicago Reader

    Wyler lays out all the elements with care and precision, but the romantic comedy never comes together - it's charm by computer. [Review of re-release] show more

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