Notting Hill 1999

Critics score:
83 / 100

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Susan Stark, Detroit News: With Notting Hill, you've got a romantic comedy that makes falling in love with a movie easy as pie! Read more

Philip Wuntch, Dallas Morning News: A romantic-comedy charmer in which you genuinely care about the partners-in-romance. Read more

Janet Maslin, New York Times: The movie has lots of glossy charm! Read more

Andrew Sarris, New York Observer: The ending is happy and ironic in equal measure, but most of the fun is just getting there with the right chemistry and compatibility. Read more

Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times: The film's romantic core is impervious to problems. Read more

Jeff Millar, Houston Chronicle: An exceptionally guy-friendly chick flick. Read more

Paul Clinton (, All the other supporting players are British television stars and all rise to the occasion of this big-budget feature film. Read more

Steven Rosen, Denver Post: Very funny! Read more

Lisa Schwarzbaum, Entertainment Weekly: Blithe and exhilarating! Read more

Rick Groen, Globe and Mail: Lately, romance comedies have expanded in running time, doubtless to compensate for their shrinkage in charm, and this is no exception -- it's way too long for something far too slight. Read more

Peter Rainer, New York Magazine/Vulture: The movie-star-playing-a-movie-star-who-wants-to-be-a-real-person conceit also has an odd, chilling effect on Julia Roberts, whose appeal, overwhelmingly, is based on her seeming just like the rest of us. Read more

James Berardinelli, ReelViews: The romance is tepid. Read more

Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times: The movie is bright, the dialogue has wit and intelligence, and Roberts and Grant are very easy to like. Read more

Stephanie Zacharek, With lead actors like that, Notting Hill doesn't need a cast of annoying supporting characters, but it's got them. Read more

Bob Graham, San Francisco Chronicle: Director Roger Michell uses technical flourishes sparingly but to lovely effect. Read more

Geoff Andrew, Time Out: T's an agreeably slick affair, with decent support performances, elegant camerawork, and several impressive set pieces. Read more

Derek Elley, Variety: [Notting Hill] has buckets to spare of that rarest screen commodity -- genuine, engaging charm -- plus a cast and production values that fully deliver when the chips are down. Read more

Dennis Lim, Village Voice: Notting Hill cynically merges Hollywood gloss and smarminess with an overwrought but highly exportable English taste for quirk. Read more

Desson Thomson, Washington Post: Grant and Roberts build an exciting fire between them! Read more