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  • Summary: When successful corporate mogul Edward Lewis (Gere) meets carefree call-girl Vivian Ward (Roberts), their two lives are worlds apart. But Vivan's energetic spirit challenges Edward's no-nonsense approach to life, and soon they are teaching each other -- and falling for each other. (Buena Vista)
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 17
  2. Negative: 6 out of 17
  1. The intelligence and wit of this glass-slipper heart-of-gold fantasy are shocking.
  2. 80
    Roberts and Richard Gere costar in this bubbly scamper, which goes to the head like champagne -- the cheap, sweet kind that leaves you with a throbbing head. And yet this monstrously derivative romance is great giddy fun.
  3. Reviewed by: Mike Clark
    63
    For the first time in years (even counting his excellent work in “Internal Affairs”), Richard Gere's acting gears aren't too obviously apparent; Julia Roberts, though the breadth of her emotional range remains in question, is beautiful and can act - a not-bad blueprint for continued employment. [23 Mar 1990, Life, p.4D]
  4. Reviewed by: Staff (Non Credited)
    50
    The silly script lurches from one jarring, implausible moment to another, and Marshall directs like he was wearing earplugs and boxing gloves on the set.
  5. Proves that the Disney people can sell just about anything--including a misogynistic celebration of big business and prostitution.
  6. Reviewed by: Richard Corliss
    20
    A ticket to Pretty Woman buys you mechanical titillation and predictable twists... Old-fashioned, assembly-line moviemaking without the old panache. [2 Apr 1990, p.70]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 17
  2. Negative: 2 out of 17
  1. Max
    Jul 19, 2009
    10
    This movie is great to watch with your girlfriend. It is romantic and looks great.
  2. hjkggjhhjkhhl
    Oct 7, 2008
    10
    This movie is full of romance and happiness and saddness. It is heart ripping and heart warming. It is a movie i recommend to anyone.
  3. Monica
    Aug 5, 2006
    9
    Perhaps only hopeless romantics like me can appreciate and give this movie a 10. I'm giving it a 9 though. The story is perfect. Funny,Perhaps only hopeless romantics like me can appreciate and give this movie a 10. I'm giving it a 9 though. The story is perfect. Funny, light and romantic. They could've changed the ending though, make it more dramatic. Expand
  4. AbbyL
    Jul 6, 2007
    7
    This was a good movie. Light and romantic.
  5. Jul 21, 2013
    7
    It was surprisingly a quite charming movie. Julia Roberts was funny, witty, and intelligent in this role. This is most certainly not the typeIt was surprisingly a quite charming movie. Julia Roberts was funny, witty, and intelligent in this role. This is most certainly not the type of film I would enjoy but the overall light romantic feel about the movie made it pleasurable to watch. Expand
  6. TonyB.
    Jul 1, 2008
    5
    Intellectually and emotionally dishonest in that because it wants to be "Cinderella," it never depicts what this "pretty woman" really does Intellectually and emotionally dishonest in that because it wants to be "Cinderella," it never depicts what this "pretty woman" really does to earn a living. Expand
  7. AllyL.
    Oct 16, 2005
    0
    It's perfect it stars Richard Gere as he is so smug that you can really believe the only person who likes him is someone he buys. I It's perfect it stars Richard Gere as he is so smug that you can really believe the only person who likes him is someone he buys. I cannot believe anyone thinks this movie is romantic. She's his latest purchase. There should be a sequel where he gets a trade in for her. Collapse

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