Love Actually
Love Actually (2003)

All of London is in love -- or longing to be -- in Four Weddings and a Funeral writer Richard Curtis' first directorial effort. Billed as "the ultimate romantic comedy," Love Actually involves more than a dozen main… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: April 27, 2004
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Critic Score: 63% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: A sugary tale overstuffed with too many stories. Still, the cast charms.

J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader

This is cloying, deceitful, and more or less irresistible.

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Andrew Sarris
New York Observer

All in all, I thoroughly enjoyed the movie until, in the end, it went somewhat bonkers with what amounted to a communal love fest on Christmas Eve.

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David Keyes

Seldom have we seen such an extensive ensemble of talent in the movies yanked through the material like lambs on their way to a slaughter.

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Time Out

This is an embarrassment, an overdrawn rom-com gone very wrong.

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Stanley Kauffmann
The New Republic

Whatever the actors are given to do they make so delightful -- or so delightfully moving -- that Love Actually wins out over its wobbles.

Sukhdev Sandhu
Daily Telegraph

Love? Actually, no. More like disappointment, and, at times, hatred.

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Peter Rainer
New York Magazine/Vulture

A highly engineered puffball.

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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper

... a terrific film.

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David Noh
Film Journal International

A long running time, too many characters and too much whimsy and corn make this romantic romp more of a slog than a soufflé.

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Flixster Audience Score: 72% Flixster User Reviews
John Manard
An amazing ensemble pulls of a movie that if it were anyone else I prob would not like. I am a sucker for a good funny romantic movie and this one had… More
Alice Shen
Some believe "Love Actually" is a senseless gimmick - a surface holiday love story with beautiful people... and not even a holiday story at that, as… More
Wildaly M
I agree with RT's verdict. Too many stories, charming cast.
KJ Proulx
When this film begins, you may feel that there are too many characters placed into this "story," but I guarantee that by the end of the film you will… More
Manu Gino
It's All About Love... Actually. Saw it again once again! Great Movie!!! Loved the stories in each equal way and the phrase "To me you're… More
Melvin White
Sam: Let's do it. Let's go get the shit kicked out of us by love. "Love Actually is all around" Love Actually is a film that surprised me.… More