Notting Hill
Notting Hill (1999)

Can a beautiful and internationally famous American actress find happiness with a frumpy British bookstore clerk? She can -- at least for a while, it seems -- in Notting Hill. William Thacker (played by Hugh Grant) is a bookseller at a shop… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: May 28, 1999
DVD Release Date: November 9, 1999
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Critic Score: 83% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Charming performances provide romance aplenty.

Andrew Sarris
New York Observer

The ending is happy and ironic in equal measure, but most of the fun is just getting there with the right chemistry and compatibility.

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Rick Groen
Globe and Mail

Lately, romance comedies have expanded in running time, doubtless to compensate for their shrinkage in charm, and this is no exception -- it's way too long for something far too slight.

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Randy White
Common Sense Media

Not deep, but definitely funny--teens will enjoy.

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Geoff Andrew
Time Out

t's an agreeably slick affair, with decent support performances, elegant camerawork, and several impressive set pieces.

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Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times

The film's romantic core is impervious to problems.

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Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review

It's a crowd-pleaser, all right (so were public hangings, once), but with all the emotional resonance of a tap on the knee with a rubber hammer.

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Jeff Millar
Houston Chronicle

An exceptionally guy-friendly chick flick.

Mark Caro
Chicago Tribune

It's funny, sympathetic, mostly smart, and it boasts a likable cast of characters led by two performers who have star power and know how to use it.

Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

Hugh Grant teams up with writer Richard Curtis for the second time, and we've got a winner.

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Flixster Audience Score: 79% Flixster User Reviews
Albert Kim
Like I've said in a previous review, all a romantic comedy needs is a tangible chemistry between the two actors and a clever script. "Notting… More
Manu Gino
Can the most famous film star in the world fall for just an ordinary guy? Saw it again! Great romantic film! Julia Roberts nail her part and Hugh Grant in his… More
Jan Marc Macababayao
Personally endeared and irresistible, Notting Hill is a perfect dream - a beloved story that begins with a coincidence that has evolved into something greater… More
Kevin M. Williams
If one is going to dream why not dream big? Roberts plays a big American movie star (I can visualize that) while Grant plays the shy owner of a tiny bookshop… More
Mike S
Wonderfully funny movie, that can be seen over and over again. Brilliantly written, with great characters, a delightful cast and perfect chemistry between the… More
Lady D'arbanville
Whilst this is replayed on tv over and over, this is one o fthe more bearable Rom Coms for me. A completely unlikely scenario, but it's light, comical and… More