75

Charlotte Observer

By Lawrence Toppman
This is one of the increasingly rare Hollywood films that treat people in middle age as though their feelings were just as intense and their needs just as valid as those of people half their age.
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75

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
Rodanthe is a reliably steamy stormy sultry story.
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50

The Hollywood Reporter

By Michael Rechtshaffen
A tasteful melodrama courtesy of the easy chemistry between its two leads and a generally restrained touch from Tony-winning director George C. Wolfe in his feature debut.
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

The film tastefully yet unenergetically chugs along.
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50

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
Once a hurricane blows Gere and Lane into each other's arms, all the director's tasteful style and good sense turn into mush. Given the material, I suppose it has to.
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50

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
It's an increasingly rare pleasure to see two naturally aging adults onscreen, and it's not exactly hard work to watch this still-gorgeous pair fall in love.
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50

USA Today

By Staff [Not Credited]
It's tough to make it through Nights in Rodanthe without wincing at its sticky-sweet sentimentality.
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50

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Phillips
As skillful and charismatic as Gere is, I never get the sense he's really in there, conversing with his fellow actor.
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42

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Lane and Gere mime adult courtship with the efficiency of synchronized swimmers. Yet in this ocean of emotion, they look like they're drowning.
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30

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Less than the sum of its parts, which were problematic to begin with.
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39 out of 100
Mixed or average reviews
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