Metascore
76

Generally favorable reviews - based on 7 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
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  1. Reviewed by: Staff [Not Credited]
    100
    The film has enough adventure and excitement to satisfy, and the faintly bittersweet note of the ending is made deliciously palatable by its artistic rightness.
  2. Reviewed by: Staff [Not Credited]
    90
    [William Wyler] times the chuckles with a never-flagging pace, puts heart into the laughs, endows the footage with some boff bits of business and points up some tender, poignant scenes in using the smart script and the cast to the utmost advantage.
  3. 88
    It delivers on everything it promises, from the modern day reverse-Cinderella fable to a fabric of low-key humor. [Review of re-release]
User Score
8.6

Universal acclaim- based on 33 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. Apr 18, 2015
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click full review link to view. Audrey Hepburn embodies the sweetness of a girl searching for a better life and a sense of freedom in a beautiful romantic comedy shot in Italy only 8 years after liberation in WW2, also featuring charismatic actor Gregory Peck has the man who she is destined to love forever, as they both make a great screwball journey of self-discovery and enjoyment until the ending Full Review »
  2. Jan 29, 2011
    9
    A sweet film, with unassuming and natural performances from all involved. It's not a clever film, it's here to entertain and there is enoughA sweet film, with unassuming and natural performances from all involved. It's not a clever film, it's here to entertain and there is enough humanity to captivate and make light of a serious situation. There is nothing more fascinating than seeing the newly liberated Italy, post WW2, through Hepburn's innocent eyes. It is simultaneously educational, filmed on location in Rome, and hilariously funny and Hepburn has never looked so magnificent on film. They certainly do not make films with such integrity anymore. 9/10 91/100 Full Review »