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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 31
  2. Negative: 2 out of 31
  1. Reviewed by: Stephen Saito
    The Holiday is the type of welcome diversion that only Meyers still seems to specialize -- a romantic comedy where Barbara Stanwyck and Rosalind Russell would have been just as natural as Cameron Diaz and Kate Winslet and where the one liners fly like confetti.
  2. Despite this familiarity-wallow, The Holiday is likable. Really likable, in fact.
  3. Reviewed by: Justin Chang
    A lavishly overstuffed gift basket of a movie.
  4. Reviewed by: Scott Foundas
    Meyers can write a good zinger, and she has a knack for casting actors who not only look good in bed, but are talented enough to rise above the material and, in some cases, nearly transform it (save Diaz). But make no mistake: We're a long way here from Ben Hecht and Preston Sturges.
  5. The Holiday is a 131-minute romantic comedy for those who, if they had their way, would still be watching "Love Actually."
  6. 50
    A lark, with pretensions to be more.
  7. 20
    This overproduced romantic comedy doesn't even qualify as fluff; it's flat, featureless plastic.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 24
  2. Negative: 4 out of 24
  1. AmandaS.
    Feb 26, 2007
    This movie was a true love story. it appealed to a real audience and it touched me in place that most others fail to reach.
  2. AnthonyS.
    May 4, 2007
    Contrary to Rev. Rikard's response, I felt that Diaz & Jude's relationship was deep and meaningful despite its predictability. For me, they made the movie. They clicked so well together, their onscreen chemistry combined with a fantastic musical score (thanks zimmer!!) get a 9 out of 10 stars in my book. Only downside to the film was that the ending dragged on for a bit in the last two scenes, other than that, no quibs! Expand
  3. BcM.
    Apr 6, 2007
    Very enjoyable. Drags a little, and my husband was bored. Not me. Fun characters and fun story line. Suitable for most people because the sex scenes were very underplayed. Expand
  4. T.B.
    Apr 13, 2007
    This certainly doesn't rival Hollywood at its best, best a 20/100? That's ridiculous. A film can be funny and warm - and be good, even if the writing isn't as crisp and clean as something Jane Austen might have penned. The problem with the film is that it tried to tell two stories, when it had only one - Cameron Diaz and Jude Law. And the other problem, which should be evident, is Jack Black. It's no wonder that Diaz and Law received the majority of the screen time. Expand
  5. LucretiaG.
    Dec 16, 2006
    I loved Kate Winslet when she was describing how it felt to ache after someone who did not return the feeling. I also loved that it did not throw in some gratuitous "gay" friend. I am so tired of that. Hollywood needs to stop pushing it. Expand
  6. Sep 3, 2012
    This movie was way to sappy. It was too much of a romantic story that could have branched off. Kate Winslet and jack Black's story line as far more interesting than the other side. Expand
  7. Paul
    Dec 1, 2008
    My girlfriend made me watch this film under duress, this is by far the worst and most BORING film i have ever seen in my entire life, completely pointless to watch i found myself wondering if i was in purgatory! jack black is diabolical, the role is the worst role hes ever played and he doesn't even play it well, as for the rest nothing wrong with the acting just the most pointless and boring film OF ALL TIME it makes me feel like puking all over myself just talking about it. Expand

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