Roman Holiday

User Score
8.8

Universal acclaim- based on 43 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 37 out of 43
  2. Negative: 2 out of 43
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  1. Apr 18, 2015
    9
    This review contains spoilers, click expand 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 Expand
  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 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, andA 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 Expand
  3. Aug 27, 2015
    7
    A wholesome and fun romantic comedy with a big heart and a good amount of laughs, it's no surprise why so many films would go on to try and replicate what "Roman Holiday" did first.
Metascore
76

Generally favorable reviews - based on 7 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Reviewed by: Ty Burr
    75
    The film itself is a classic of romantic wish fulfillment, exactly the sort of beautiful lie that Hollywood specialized in. [Review of re-release]
  2. 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]
  3. Reviewed by: A. W.
    80
    It is a contrived fable but a bittersweet legend with laughs that leaves the spirits soaring.