Metascore
76

Generally favorable reviews - based on 6 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Reviewed by: Staff (Not Credited)
    100
    One of the great New York films, swathing the city in a layers of dewy love and glossy chic. [Review of re-release]
  2. Reviewed by: Staff (Not Credited)
    90
    Out of the elusive, but curiously intoxicating Truman Capote fiction, scenarist George Axelrod has developed a surprisingly moving film, touched up into a stunningly visual motion picture.
  3. Reviewed by: Emma Cochrane
    80
    Audrey Hepburn is delicious as Holly and the Henry Mancini score is in the class of elite soundtracks. [Review of re-release]
  4. Reviewed by: A. H. Weiler
    80
    Like that storied novella by Truman Capote from which it stems, it is a completely unbelievable but wholly captivating flight into fancy composed of unequal dollops of comedy, romance, poignancy, funny colloquialisms and Manhattan's swankiest East Side areas captured in the loveliest of colors.
  5. Hepburn brings Truman Capote's Holly Golightly to vivid life. [Review of re-release]
  6. 60
    This story of a party girl (Audrey Hepburn) in love with a gigolo (George Peppard) allows Edwards to create a very handsome film, with impeccable Technicolor photography by Franz Planer. [Review of re-release]
User Score
7.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 38 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. Apr 13, 2013
    9
    I loved Breakfast at Tiffany's. Audrey Hepburn is amazing in everything she is in. This movie is a wonderful classic love story and you can't help but smile like an idiot at the end. Full Review »
  2. Mar 17, 2013
    10
    An enjoyable film. The film brought NY to love with many iconic places and of course is now a fashion and cult classic. And unlike Pretty Woman it wasn't all sparkly and fairy tale like.

    Great performance by both actors. I'm glad they didn't use Monroe to portray a call girl. The film required an actress of has plenty of charm, class and is innocent but sophisticated in order for the audience to feel empathy and to avoid it being a gritty underworld overly dramatized fake-arty film. Sex appeal would not work.

    By casting Audrey Hepburn one felt empathy for women like her. She gave the film charm, class and warmth. One didn't feel we were watching the life of a acquisitive woman but rather watching the plight of a friend. She gave the character an endearing quality that a sexy star wold not have been able to achieve. I'm also glad that there was some Tinsel Town visibility in the film's ending the actual ending of the book was far too gritty to make it a book worth reading. One doesn't always wish to be presented with the melancholy weakness of human beings. The want to shock and horrify by labeling it "realistic" can also become far too tried and stereotypical. Overall the film is quite sentimental that isn't all hard edge and has some substance. One felt the conclusion that love, even if in a non-glamorous small flat in NY, is preferable to living as a mistress in South America as a rich man's illicit plaything.
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  3. Feb 18, 2013
    9
    [es] Aunque la película no es muy fiel al libro de Capote, es un magnífico complemento.
    Creo que Blake Edwards hizo un magnífico trabajo,
    Audrey Hepburn dio vida a un personaje inolvidable que es suyo para siempre y la música deliciosa. Full Review »