Kate & Leopold
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Filmmaker James Mangold follows his Oscar-winning drama Girl, Interrupted (1999) with this whimsical fantasy. Meg Ryan stars as Kate McKay, a modern female executive in New York City whose drive to succeed in the cutthroat corporate world has left little time for romance. When her genius ex-boyfriend Stuart (Liev Schreiber) opens a portal in time, the experiment transports Leopold (Hugh Jackman) from 1867 to the present day. A charming bachelor and the royal "Third Duke of Albany" in his own time, Leopold is fascinated by the 21st century. As the courtly Leopold and the decidedly… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 50%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"A time-travel romantic comedy whose best elements -- Meg Ryan and Hugh Jackman -- overcome distracting plot holes, loose threads and assorted contrivances to make for a mostly charming and diverting tale."
‑ Lael Loewenstein, Variety
"Clocking her umpteenth role as a romantic comedy character in a forgettable mainstream scenario, [Ryan] seems to have lost all allure."
‑ Desson Thomson, Washington Post
"It's rare to come across a time travel tale as listless as this one."
‑ Matt Brunson, Creative Loafing
"Despite a promising premise, Jackman's Golden Globe-nominated performance remains the only tangible reason to see this movie."
‑ Emma Cochrane, Empire Magazine
"Mesmo sendo um pouco mais longo do que deveria, o filme conta uma historinha simples, mas agradável - e se beneficia enormemente do carisma de Hugh Jackman como um dos personagens-título."
‑ Pablo Villaca, Cinema em Cena
"Ironically, what jeopardises the transaction is Ryan."
‑ Charlotte O'Sullivan, Time Out
"It's as if the actress agreed to take another America's-sweetheart role but her spirit didn't."
‑ Carla Meyer, San Francisco Chronicle
"Some nice moments but overall not a total success."
‑ Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
"Jackman commands Kate and Leopold as no actor has commanded a romantic comedy since Steve Martin in Roxanne."
‑ Jeffrey Westhoff, Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
"In establishing such a lofty pretence as time travel, Mangold then trots out an uninspiring love story which fails to play-up the cultural differences between characters."
‑ Harry Guerin, RTE Interactive (Dublin, Ireland)
"The problem with Kate & Leopold is that although this is supposed to be a romantic comedy, the best scenes are the ones in which there's no Ryan."
‑ Stephanie Zacharek, Salon.com
"The culture clashes you expect follow, but what isn't expected is how marvelous Jackman is in the role."
‑ Tom Long, Detroit News
"Surprisingly effective romantic comedy with Hugh Jackman at his most charming and Meg Ryan proving yet again why she has become the watermark against which all other female romantic leads are compared."
‑ Joe Lozito, Big Picture Big Sound
"The two individually likable stars do eventually reach some level of warmth, but by that time the film is nearly over and Kate and Leopold are supposed to be madly in love with each other."
‑ , Film Threat
"There's nothing terribly wrong with Kate & Leopold -- it's just an awfully conventional upmarket romantic comedy..."
‑ Marrit Ingman, Austin Chronicle
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