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Based on 31 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 5 )
  • 50
    Ruthe Stein San Francisco Chronicle

    This is familiar territory for writer-director Nancy Meyers, Hollywood's queen of the chick flick. Her latest has charming moments and a hopeful message for despondent singles, but it lacks the emotional resonance of Meyers' "Something's Gotta Give" and the zaniness of "What Women Want." show more

  • 75
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    If you're willing to embrace a bit of corniness for the sake of some incisive humor, a few poignant moments and enjoyable scenarios, make time for The Holiday. show more

  • 40
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    In what was clearly designed to be a chick flick, the on-screen chicks work hard at being endearing, while Jude Law, as Amanda's more than conversational partner, charms everyone effortlessly and gets the best lines. show more

  • 63
    Carrie Rickey Philadelphia Inquirer

    Law shines like a sunbeam, warming the film with rakish charm and unexpected emotionalism. show more

  • 63
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

    A harmlessly cheery confection. show more

  • 70
    Kirk Honeycutt The Hollywood Reporter

    It's formulaic but with a big heart. show more

  • 88

    The Holiday is the type of welcome diversion that only Meyers still seems to specialize -- a romantic comedy where Barbara Stanwyck and Rosalind Russell would have been just as natural as Cameron Diaz and Kate Winslet and where the one liners fly like confetti. show more

  • 75
    Connie Ogle Miami Herald

    This melding of comedic minds is one of the better holiday gifts we've received, cinematically speaking. show more

  • 63
    Ken Fox TV Guide

    Admitting that it's formulaic doesn't make it any less so, but it's enjoyable in a mushy, easily digested sort of way. show more

  • 50
    Michael Phillips Chicago Tribune

    The Holiday is a 131-minute romantic comedy for those who, if they had their way, would still be watching "Love Actually." show more

  • May 25, 2012 patdancer2
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    Hello and Good Evening, I thought this movie, \"The Holiday\" was fantastic! Not only did it make me laugh and smile, it completely overwelmed me in a good way. So much that I watch it over and bought the DVD. It helped me when I was down and needed a little verve and vitality that lets face it a lot of us need. All of the all star cast was outstanding and the characters were all believable and realistic. Thank you for allowing a movie to transcend and surpass the everyday lifestyle of two bright, successful, strong and funny women who embraced the chance to change their latitude and longitude and find exactly what they were looking for. Finding new friends, companions, cultures, and what better,... themselves. Thank you again. Brava.

  • December 26, 2011 anuwish
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    Loved it!

  • November 02, 2010 Echerry2012
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    Ideal to watch at Christmas time. Cuddle up with a blanket,a warm beverage, and the television set to play 'The Holiday'. Enjoy. :)

  • January 18, 2010 Primostoy
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    A wonderful movie, who cares what these so called movie critics say, watch it, you'll love it...

  • September 09, 2008 Sexy Knickers
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    A really sweet and uplifting movie. We need more of films like this! Love Cameron Diaz.!

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