88

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
The movie's only flaw is also a virtue: It's jammed with characters, stories, warmth and laughs, until at times Curtis seems to be working from a checklist of obligatory movie love situations and doesn't want to leave anything out.
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75

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
At times soppy, sentimental and shamelessly romantic, at other moments bursting with clever barbs -- and now and then zooming in on something telling and poignant -- Love Actually is just about impossible to dislike.
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75

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Love Actually is irresistible. You'd have to be Ebenezer Scrooge not to walk out smiling.
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75

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
It's a toasty, star-packed ensemble comedy in which a handful of lonelyhearts attempt, with some success, to come out of their shells, and it's going to make a lot of holiday romantics feel very, very good; watching it, I felt cozy and charmed myself.
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70

The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
Reminds you of an elaborate Christmas card that tumbles apart with pop-up figures, silly/charming greetings and perhaps even a jingle. It probably cost more than the gift it heralds, and you can't help but laugh at the audacity of such an aggressively cheerful card.
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63

New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
Structurally, Love Actually is less like "Four Weddings" than it is "Scary Movie 3." ­Curtis throws every gag he can think of at the screen and the ones that don't stick, he throws again and again.
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63

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
Charming, if terribly overstuffed, vision of romantic London gridlock.
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

Abandons any pretext of sophistication for gloppy sentimentality, sugary pop songs and bawdy humor -- an approach that works about half the time.
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50

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Curtis ladles sugar over the eager-to-please Love Actually to make it go down easy, forgetting that sometimes it just makes you gag.
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20

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Gets to be dislikable in its glib feelgoodness. The movie's many excellent actors do too much acting with too little conviction in scenes that rush through perfunctory setups to deliver pat payoffs.
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55 out of 100
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