Maid in Manhattan
Maid in Manhattan (2002)

Can a wealthy Republican politician find happiness with a chambermaid from the Bronx? One man is about to find out, though he hardly realizes it at first, in this romantic comedy from director Wayne Wang. Marisa Ventura (Jennifer Lopez) is… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: December 13, 2002
DVD Release Date: March 25, 2003
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Critic Score: 39% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Too blandly generic, Maid in Manhattan also suffers from a lack of chemistry between Lopez and Fiennes.

Derek Adams
Time Out

Talented individuals labour over the contrivances in this lightweight romance, and if the result's fluff, at least it's painless.

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Laura Sinagra
Village Voice

Problem is, there really isn't any dialogue here that suggests that Marisa is truly sassy, or charming, or candid, or that the would-be senator is either brilliant or senatorial, or that her accent-less son is not simply on loan from Hogwarts.

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Kevin Carr
Fat Guys at the Movies

for the chicks who like chick flicks, this will be a great film

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Charles Passy
Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Instead of a fairy tale, we have a tale told without imagination. It's Cinderella gone stale.

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Michael Agger

J. Lo will earn her share of the holiday box office pie, although this movie makes one thing perfectly clear: She's a pretty woman, but she's no working girl.

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

Undeniably pleasing if not particularly memorable.

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Richard Schickel
TIME Magazine

Not so much a movie as a collection of career moves.

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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper

It's a charming romantic fantasy.

Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

The usual cookie cutter romantic comedy material you'd expect from Meg Ryan or Julia Roberts.

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Flixster Audience Score: 43% Flixster User Reviews
Film Crazy
This is an enjoyable sunday afternoon movie! Its light hearted cute and amusing, sends a message as well. Enjoyable.
Dean King
An ok Rom-Com with a good cast line up. The story is about love crossing a social, class divide. It's very similar in ways to Pretty Woman and more so… More
Alice Shen
Actually not bad. There's no goofy, embarrassing hijinx like in other romantic comedies. The mistaken identity plot is played straight. The… More
Kevin M. Williams
Supported by the obligatory folk rock music tracks, the Cinderella story as a comedy of errors in New York City. A fantasy, sure (that's the point,… More
jay nixon
Cute, silly rom-com with Lopez and Ralph Fiennes an unexpectedly compatible team. Natasha Richardson is most amusing playing a society nitwit.
Bethany Murphy
I really enjoyed this. Jennifer Lopez at her best and it's got quite a good storyline. A must see!