Roman Holiday 1953

Critics score:
98 / 100

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A.H. Weiler, New York Times: Mr. Wyler and his associates have fashioned a natural, tender, and amusing yarn about the heiress to the throne of a mythical kingdom who is sick unto death of an unending schedule of speeches, greetings, and interviews attendant on her goodwill tour... Read more

Ty Burr, Boston Globe: The film itself is a classic of romantic wish fulfillment, exactly the sort of beautiful lie that Hollywood specialized in. Read more

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. Read more

James Berardinelli, ReelViews: For lovers of romantic comedies through the ages, Roman Holiday remains a favorite. Read more

TIME Magazine: The newcomer named Audrey Hepburn gives the popular old romantic nonsense a reality it has seldom had before. Read more

Geoff Andrew, Time Out: The movie remains a great tonic. Read more

Variety Staff, Variety: [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. Read more