• Released
  • December 28, 1987
  • NR , 1 hr 59 min
  • Romantic Comedy
    Romantic Drama
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Roman Holiday Synopsis
A princess (Audrey Hepburn) runs off with a U.S. newsman (Gregory Peck) in Rome.
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TV Guide

The film has enough adventure and excitement to satisfy, and the faintly bittersweet note of the ending is made deliciously palatable by...
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90

Variety

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[William Wyler] times the chuckles with a never-flagging pace, puts heart into the laughs, endows the footage with some boff bits of...
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88

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
It delivers on everything it promises, from the modern day reverse-Cinderella fable to a fabric of low-key humor. [Review of re-release]
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80

Empire

By David Parkinson
Witty, warm and beautifully filmed by Franz Planer and Henri Alekan, it remains an unabashed romantic delight, with Hepburn particularly...
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80

The New York Times

It is a contrived fable but a bittersweet legend with laughs that leaves the spirits soaring.
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75

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
The film itself is a classic of romantic wish fulfillment, exactly the sort of beautiful lie that Hollywood specialized in. [Review of...
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60

Chicago Reader

By Dave Kehr
Wyler lays out all the elements with care and precision, but the romantic comedy never comes together - it's charm by computer. [Review of...
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Rated NR
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 9+ A delightful classic that's perfect for family film night.
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