The Romantics Synopsis
Old rivalries resurface when a woman attends the wedding of her former lover and a college roommate.
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New York Post

By Kyle Smith
The Romantics isn't as consistent or as well-rounded as its parent, "The Big Chill," or as entertaining as its less literate but more...
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Peter Hartlaub
The Romantics can be charming, and Holmes tackles her meatiest role since the superb "Pieces of April." But the script fails to establish...
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Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
It's hard to care about people this generic - even when they're naked.
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
Landing somewhere between a generational comedy and soap opera, the film is forgettable fun.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Clumsy camera work adds to the pre-wedding jitters in writer-director Galt Niederhoffer's pashmina-thin drama about attractive...
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New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
It's a shame, but perhaps no surprise, that Niederhoffer was unable to transfer her astute vision to the big screen.
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By Ian Buckwalter
Will Tom choose the woman before him, or the maid of honor just a few feet behind? Unfortunately, given barely any idea of who these people...
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The mannerisms and phrasings that Holmes mimics - call it strenuous naturalism - are so recognizably Cruise that instead of establishing...
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USA Today

By Claudia Puig
The Romantics is a misnomer. "The Spoiled Melodramatics" would be more accurate. Or better yet, "The Pretentious Ones."
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Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
I wanted Paquin, who deserves better than this, to call on her vampire pals from "True Blood" and yell, "sic em!" Oh wait, they're already...
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The Romantics

By ppsailor
Very average. Its hard to care about any of the characters. Katie Holmes very good but rest of cast very ordinary....

go go go

By jamesbelfer
it was so charming .Run go see it!!!...

Cute, but not the best

By aliistar
Overall, this movie was enjoyable and so painfully awkward that it was funny. I laughed many times. I loved the soundtrack (two thumbs up!), the clothes, and the slightly shaky shots (a la indie?)....

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By nappap
one of the best movies of the year...

Such a good movie.

By rjlgold
It's not your formulaic romantic comedy, which I appreciated. It's darker than that. And the acting is superb. Really loved it....

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By abelfer
Great story, well written, finely acted....

Five Word Review

By thebestmoviecritic
Bad Boring Self-Indulgent Stupid Dumb...

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By Im_a_movie_luvr
I am the biggest Josh Duhamel fan. He's sexy as ever. Katie Holmes is so good at being in turmoil. Anna Paquin, great acting as I found her extremely annoying. Others in it with great acting. ...

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Rated PG-13 | For language, some drug material, sexual content and partial nudity
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Iffy for 15+ Indie wedding drama is too mature for young teens.
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