88

Premiere

The Holiday is the type of welcome diversion that only Meyers still seems to specialize -- a romantic comedy where Barbara Stanwyck and Rosalind Russell would have been just as natural as Cameron Diaz and Kate Winslet and where the one liners fly like confetti.
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75

Miami Herald

By Connie Ogle
This melding of comedic minds is one of the better holiday gifts we've received, cinematically speaking.
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75

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
If you're willing to embrace a bit of corniness for the sake of some incisive humor, a few poignant moments and enjoyable scenarios, make time for The Holiday.
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70

The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
It's formulaic but with a big heart.
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67

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
The dialogue has a perky synthetic sheen, and with the exception of Diaz, Meyers brings out the best in her actors.
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63

New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
A harmlessly cheery confection.
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63

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
Law shines like a sunbeam, warming the film with rakish charm and unexpected emotionalism.
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Ruthe Stein
This is familiar territory for writer-director Nancy Meyers, Hollywood's queen of the chick flick. Her latest has charming moments and a hopeful message for despondent singles, but it lacks the emotional resonance of Meyers' "Something's Gotta Give" and the zaniness of "What Women Want."
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50

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
A lark, with pretensions to be more.
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40

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
In what was clearly designed to be a chick flick, the on-screen chicks work hard at being endearing, while Jude Law, as Amanda's more than conversational partner, charms everyone effortlessly and gets the best lines.
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52 out of 100
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