Love in the Time of Cholera Synopsis
A man loses his beloved to a wealthier suitor and carries a torch for her for 50 years.
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
As one unfamiliar with the novel, I found it hard to tease out its meaning from this handsomely mounted, well-acted, aggressively...
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New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
"Love" would be intolerably boring were it not for the frequent injections of humor, thanks largely to Hector Elizondo as Florentino's...
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Miami Herald

By Connie Ogle
Sometimes less truly is more, and Love in the Time of Cholera is proof.
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The Hollywood Reporter

Shot on location in vibrant Cartagena, the film's strong suit is aesthetic. Cinematographer Alfonso Beato, designer Wolf Kroeger and...
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Eventually arrives at a lovely place, but it arrives limping. Small but nagging problems drag it down, such as weird acting choices,...
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Chicago Tribune

By Michael Phillips
Newell has done some fine work in all sorts of genres, from “Four Weddings and a Funeral” to “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire,” but in...
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Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
Little of the fragile wisdom with which García Márquez imbued that idea has survived this timid Hollywood treatment.
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USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Newell's rendering of the iconic novel is dull and creatively off-kilter, lacking the surreal magic and robust passion of Márquez's...
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New York Post

By Kyle Smith
If you've seen "Gone With the Wind," you've seen what Love in the Time of Cholera isn't.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
As for the splendid Spaniard Javier Bardem, now knocking socks off in "No Country for Old Men," his lot is worst of all. He's miscast as...
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By greengirl
just saw at the closing night of the AFI fest last night. Gorgeous adaptation of the incredible novel. Never knew that Columbia was so beautiful - now I want to visit! Javier Bardem was...

Great Love Story!!

By Aretita
This movie is great just exactly like the book novel !! Moving, romantic and dramatic it will keep you excited until the end!!! LOVED IT!!!...

i luv Gabriel Garcia Marquez

By LuFerBodden
so good...

Best love story

By always right
Who ever rated this a "oh no" has no appreciation for fine movies. They probably gave knocked up a better rating. I read the book and lived in Colombia, this is a very accurate movie about...

LOVED this epic ode to an epic love story

By teenyk
I went to see this movie this afternoon despite the critics reviews I've read. It is one of my fave books of all time and the movie was so beautiful - really showed the languid, sensual side of...

should be labeled a comedy.

By kendall6
this was the worst movie i have seen all year. the story SOUNDED romantic, but it was anything but. 1st of all, whoever was the make-up artist, and costume designer should be fired. the make-up...

Makeup and boobs in the time of cholera

By Brneyedgurl81
I really wanted to like this movie. I tried...but it was horrible! The makeup was distracting and the movie was boring. Javier Bardem's character comes off as creepy and stalkerish, and the actress...

Not Bad...

By dfra09
I enjoyed the movie quite a bit. Not being of Latino descent, I was not aware of shortcomings. I understand there were some but the story was good. The acting was good, as well. See the movie. ...

good romance

By anabellewatkins
A bit long, enjoyable, there are some parts where you're wondering when the hell is it ever going to end...but aside from the long run time, some memorable quotes, and a good romance flick....

A love Story to Remember

By briantvio
Love in the Time of Cholera is a unique movie that portrays the meaning of real love. The story engages the viewer in the sequence of actions that the main character undergoes, which makes the movie...

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Rated R | For sexual content/nudity and brief language
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 16+ Sensual epic romance isn't as magical onscreen.
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