Pretty Woman
Pretty Woman (1990)

Edward is a rich and sophisticated businessman who specializes in corporate raiding - buying up businesses to break them up and sell them off in pieces. Vivian is a Los Angeles prostitute struggling with her lifestyle and a need to pay the… More

Rated: R
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Release Date: May 19, 1998
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Critic Score
62%
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User Score
68%



Critic Score: 62% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Richard Corliss
TIME Magazine

This is old-fashioned, assembly-line moviemaking without the old panache.

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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

He pays her $3,000 and they fall in love -- ain't Hollywood grand?

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Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com

The movie is a fairy tale, more about American consumerism than a reformed prostitute, but it's worth seeing for Julia Roberts charismatic performance.

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Variety Staff
Variety

Pic's casting is astute, with Gere underplaying like a sturdy ballet star who hoists the ballerina Roberts on his shoulders.

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Time Out

For a film that attempts to satirise snooty materialism, it focuses too pantingly on the designer labels, and comes down firmly on the side of 'rich is better'.

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Derek Malcolm
This is London

It's all fairly unconvincing - but its heart is roughly in the right place.

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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly

It's saying Roberts' character becomes a better person when she lands a rich guy and learns to cry at the opera.

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Caryn James
New York Times

It is something special.

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Ryan Cracknell
Movie Views

Takes the Disney princess and puts her in the real world, creating a chick flick with a little bit of edge, a whole lot of heart and and even more chemistry between the film's two leads.

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Flixster Audience Score: 68% Flixster User Reviews
Film Crazy
This is a great romcom that is a classic even till this day! I believe it was one of Roberts major breakthrough films and i think we can see why! Its a lovely… More
Jan Marc Macababayao
Despite the cliché, Pretty Woman is memorable, compounded by great performances from Richard Gere and Julia Roberts. Formulaic, but beloved, Pretty Woman… More
Jason Spencer
classic story
Colin Montgomery
Cable TV fare. This flick shouldn't be regarded as highly as it sometimes is and is as romantically trite and ideally impossible as it is overrated. But… More
Lady D'arbanville
Julia Roberts before the edge set in, there is a slight ironic innocence in her earlier acting. A nostalgic watch, despite the highly unrealistic storyline and… More
Carlos Magalhães
It is easy to enjoy this sweet little Cinderella story. Even if completely unrealistic, it is delightful and works very well thanks to the chemistry between the… More

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