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  • Summary: Based on Truman Capote's novella about Paul (Peppard), a struggling writer who is intrigued with his neighbor, Holly Golightly (Hepburn).
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  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: 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.
  4. 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]
  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]
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. 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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  2. 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. Expand
  3. 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. Expand
  4. Oct 26, 2010
    8
    Socialite meets writer who has moved into apartments, become friends, she wants a rich husband, both have secrets, he falls in love with her.
    Iconic early sixties rom-com before the word was invented with Audrey Hepburn, George Peppard playing off each other with great chemistry and dialogue.
    Despite the comedic face of the film, there is quite a dark under-current throughout which surprised me but wasn't keen on the awful stereotype played by Mickey Rooney. Lovely music also with "Moonriver" used in many different guises.
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  5. Dec 3, 2012
    7
    For the sake of Audrey Hepburn, BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY
  6. Feb 12, 2013
    7
    My opinion is that this film has not stood the test of time. Yes, the plot is logical, the characters are logical in what they do (even if what they do is illogical) and the acting is solid. The locations are fitting and all this creates a very sweet and romantic movie. It's just that newer movies have copied or processed further the events of this one so many times that they are no longer unique. I gave the movie 7, If you like romantic drama with a bit of comedy you can easily give this movie a 9. Expand

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