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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 98%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The newcomer named Audrey Hepburn gives the popular old romantic nonsense a reality it has seldom had before."
‑ , TIME Magazine
"Wyler lays out all the elements with care and precision, but the romantic comedy never comes together -- it's charm by computer."
‑ Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader
"Immaculately directed by William Wyler, and written and played with style and grace, this is a film to treasure, both for its endearing action and marvellous performances."
‑ Tony Sloman, Radio Times
"A lovely film."
‑ Peter Bradshaw, Guardian
"The Paramount crew that worked on Roman Holiday reminded me of expert marksmen who had made "charm" their target and seldom if ever missed it."
‑ Manny Farber, The Nation
"For lovers of romantic comedies through the ages, Roman Holiday remains a favorite."
‑ James Berardinelli, ReelViews
"The movie remains a great tonic."
‑ Geoff Andrew, Time Out
"Only the big screen can do justice to its scintillating monochrome images."
‑ Philip French, Observer [UK]
"Hepburn represents all western cinema, finally allowed out to play on the cobbled streets of postwar Europe."
‑ David Jenkins, Little White Lies
"The reason Roman Holiday works is because it understands Hepburn's place in the pantheon of Silver Screen icons"
‑ Walter Chaw, Film Freak Central
"[Wyler] times the chuckles with a never-flagging pace, puts heart into the laughs, endows the footage with some boff bits of business and points up some tender, poignant scenes in using the smart script and the cast to the utmost advantage."
‑ Variety Staff, Variety
"Mr. Wyler and his associates have fashioned a natural, tender, and amusing yarn about the heiress to the throne of a mythical kingdom who is sick unto death of an unending schedule of speeches, greetings, and interviews attendant on her goodwill tour..."
‑ A.H. Weiler, New York Times
"As welcome as a cooling gelato on a hot summer's day."
‑ Allan Hunter, Daily Express
"Hepburn and Peck revel in their shared duplicity but almost take a backseat to the splendour of the Italian capital, which has rarely been given so much lens-love since."
‑ Jessica Mellor, Total Film
"Mixes the romantic comedy formula of an unlikely couple slowly falling in love with some classic slapstick to create a movie that's tough not to be delighted by."
‑ Ryan Cracknell, Movie Views
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