Love in the Time of Cholera
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 26%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Sometimes you're watching a bad movie, and you're like, 'Well, I'm still entertained,' so I'm recommending it on that sort of level."
‑ Richard Roeper, Ebert & Roeper
"Bardem's hypnotic presence, like that of an Easter Island statue come to life, is one of the film's many pleasures. As is its intimations of a love everlasting."
‑ Carrie Rickey, Philadelphia Inquirer
"Film in the Time of Oprah is more like it."
‑ Rob Nelson, Boston Phoenix
"No, Love in the Time of Cholera is not the masterpiece that its source material is, but by choosing not to top the original it still ends up mostly succeeding as a film."
‑ Sean Gandert, Paste Magazine
"If further proof were needed of my dispiriting theory that the best novels rarely make the best films, it is to be found, richly scented and sumptuously packaged, in Love in the Time of Cholera."
‑ Evan Williams, The Australian
"Mike Newell's handsome adaptation of Gabriel Garcia Marquez' novel looks lovely, but feels lifeless; the chemistry between the main characters just isn't there."
‑ Moira MacDonald, Seattle Times
"There isn't an actor here who really connects."
‑ Stephen Whitty, Newark Star-Ledger
"One can recognize the elements that made the book such a beloved work--and see how these elements are so completely botched in screen translation."
‑ Michael Dequina,
"Unlike the unfilmable novel, Newell's discordant picture exhibits the worst symptoms of fever itself: unpleasant to endure and then quickly forgotten."
‑ Colin Fraser, FILMINK (Australia)
"A saga about love in the most romantic of senses, Mike Nicholls' adaptation of Gabriel Garcia Marquez' acclaimed novel is one man's ode to that ethereal emotion that is an end in itself."
‑ Urban Cinefile Critics, Urban Cinefile
"[Actress Mezzogiorno] finds the story's emotion by resisting the tug of the movie into grandeur."
‑ Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle
"If you've seen Gone With the Wind, you've seen what Love in the Time of Cholera isn't."
‑ Kyle Smith, New York Post
"A hodge-podge of histrionic, ridiculous scenes cobbled together with no build up."
‑ Heather Huntington,
"Though Cartagena in the late 19th Century is beautifully evoked in director Mike Newell's visually sumptuous film, there's something missing at the core of this love story."
‑ David Stratton, At the Movies (Australia)
"A valiant attempt to turn a complex novel into a compelling movie is hamstrung by a conventional literary sensibility, an uneven tone and, crucially, a failure to establish a moving, meaningful connection between its two major players."
‑ Ian Freer, Empire Magazine
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