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Based on 34 Reviews
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fan reviews ( 19 )
  • 25
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    I have the same allergic reaction to this open faucet of tear-jerking swill as I do to the 1996 Nicholas Sparks novel that inspired it. show more

  • 75
    Ruthe Stein San Francisco Chronicle

    An old-fashioned and occasionally schmaltzy movie that delivers an emotional wallop show more

  • 63
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    A gifted cast was bogged down by a treacly tale. show more

  • 90
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    A lovely surprise. Ripe with feeling and lush with physical beauty, it's a love story that swings confidently between age and youth, and, like the young Tiger Woods of old, avoids every trap along the way. show more

  • 63
    Carrie Rickey Philadelphia Inquirer

    Dramatically speaking, the movie version of The Notebook has a first act and a last act but lacks a transition. If it were a sandwich, it would be two slices of bread without filling. show more

  • 25
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

    Two hours of the worst sort of sentimental sap. show more

  • 40
    Michael Rechtshaffen The Hollywood Reporter

    Mercilessly plodding pacing, problematic character motivations and a fundamental lack of chemistry between the two star-crossed lovers in question don't do a lot to help its cause. show more

  • 88
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    The director is Nick Cassavetes, son of Gena Rowlands and John Cassavetes, and perhaps his instinctive feeling for his mother helped him find the way past soap opera in the direction of truth. show more

  • 75
    Michael Wilmington Chicago Tribune

    May be corny, but it's also absorbing, sweet and powerfully acted. It's a film about falling in love and looking back on it, and it avoids many of the genre's syrupy dangers. show more

  • 75
    Lou Lumenick New York Post

    The Notebook is well worth the risk of diabetic shock for the sake of superb acting that transcends its teary milieu. show more

  • June 26, 2013 trophyworldinc
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    A great movie with a great story line....thanks for cable tv encore for still having it available.

  • May 25, 2013 uq00000000150867
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    ik I am a guy but this movie is good really good

  • January 05, 2013 Lou & dawn
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    I just loved it. Just saw it for the first time, tonight. Made me cry.. Have never found love this strong.

  • January 22, 2012 rainycourt
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    I love everything about the Notebook and wouldn\'t change a thing.

  • August 22, 2011 suedisarro
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    One of my favorite movies ! If it is on TV I have to watch it.I bought it. Great acting by all. I have always loved James Gardner and Gena Rowland. Ryan and Rachel had great chemistry. SMD Schenectady N.Y

  • June 19, 2011 bo
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    i saw the notebook for the 1st time last night;;;;I LOVED THIS MOVIE,,,I CAN\'T STOP THINKING ABOUT IT.....ONE OF THE BEST STORiIES OF ALL TIME!!!!!!

  • September 11, 2010 Linda Norton
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    I love this movie,can't stop crying.Rachel and Ryan have chemistry very seldom seen or felt.Hard to believe they are not together as a couple.

  • June 06, 2010 Nene10762
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    If only we could have all made our heart choices. A beautiful story.

  • September 24, 2009 Keylabby0912
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    best movies ever!

  • September 20, 2009 darrel98250
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    One of the worst movies ever! 2 painfully slow hours of predictability. Depressing ending. Pure torture.

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