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

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Rated: R
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Release Date: March 23, 1990
DVD Release Date: May 19, 1998
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Critic Score: 61% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Henry Sheehan
Hollywood Reporter

The movie displays an almost preternatural disregard for women's feelings - call it Pygmalion, with a heavy accent on the first syllable - but the comedy is so slickly delivered that audiences may be content with chuckling over its polished surface ...

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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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Michael E. Grost
Classic Film and Television

Uneven film that is not as good as the public thought at the time.

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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

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

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
London Evening Standard

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

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Carlos Magalhães
Even if completely unrealistic, it is easy to enjoy this delightful little Cinderella story that works so well thanks to the chemistry between the two leads and… 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
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