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  • Summary: To Rome with Love is a kaleidoscopic comedy movie set in one of the world's most enchanting cities. The film brings us into contact with a well-known American architect reliving his youth; an average middle-class Roman who suddenly finds himself Rome's biggest celebrity; a young provincial couple drawn into separate romantic encounters; and an American opera director endeavoring to put a singing mortician on stage. (Sony Pictures Classic) Expand
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  1. Positive: 17 out of 38
  2. Negative: 4 out of 38
  1. Reviewed by: David Denby
    Jul 1, 2012
    To Rome with Love is light and fast, with some of the sharpest dialogue and acting that he's put on the screen in years. [2 July 2012, p.84]
  2. Reviewed by: Stephanie Zacharek
    Jun 20, 2012
    To Rome with Love - rangy, vaguely ridiculous and trepidatiously optimistic - is Allen's film for tomorrow.
  3. 70
    I was blissed out during much of To Rome With Love, but I have to acknowledge its creepy side.
  4. Reviewed by: Joshua Rothkopf
    Jun 19, 2012
    It's almost cruel to criticize something so essentially lighthearted and disposable, but it must be said that a lot of these jokes feel distinctly recycled, mainly from "Broadway Danny Rose."
  5. Reviewed by: Rene Rodriguez
    Jul 4, 2012
    To Rome with Love is so inviting, and most of its gaggle of characters so diverse and likable, it's doubly disappointing that Allen, who wrote and directed the movie, can't think of what to do with them.
  6. Reviewed by: Rex Reed
    Jun 19, 2012
    To Rome with Love has moments of isolated charm, but it's only moderately entertaining, it isn't very funny, and it's entirely too long.
  7. Reviewed by: Joe Morgenstern
    Jun 21, 2012
    For better or worse, Woody Allen turns out a movie every year. Last year's "Midnight in Paris" was better than better; that is to say, sublime. To Rome With Love is worse than worse, as inert as its predecessor was inspired.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 25
  2. Negative: 3 out of 25
  1. Jul 1, 2012
    LMAO with this movie, loved every character! Much better than Midnight in Paris, with much better cast and story (or should I say stories?) ! I really love the new Woody Allen and every movie he made on the last years. This one sits as my favourite along Whatever Works. The man is really stronger when it comes to comedy, and is great to see the man back on front of the cameras. Expand
  2. MJT
    Jul 7, 2012
    I agree with someone else who said that this may not be a better film than Midnight in Paris, but it is just as enjoyable, maybe more so. It's a very light comedy--and I think it's more clever than the critics are saying. The acting is terrific. I'd say give it a try and enjoy your short trip to Rome. Expand
  3. Jul 2, 2012
    No question that Woody is on a roll lately. This is the funniest movie since "Whatever Works", and a throwback to his fantasy farcical films such as "A Midsummer Night's Sex Comedy", "Alice", or "Purple Rose of Cairo" (the latter being his masterpiece in this genre). I saw this at a theater that was probably 3/4 full and people were laughing loudly throughout. It was wonderful to see Woody in one of his films again and he got some of the biggest laughs himself. My only criticism, a small one, was the singing in the shower sequence on stage went on a little too long. The acting throughout was fine, and I wish Judy Davis would have been used more - she stole every small scene she was in as Woody's wife. Penelope Cruz was also a standout for me, along with Roberto Benigni. A must see for fans of Woody Allen. I also should mention the film was beautiful to look at. Filmed with a warm color palette, Rome looked exquisite, both the interior and exterior shots. Also, much of the film is in Italian with subtitles which actually added a realism that I enjoyed. Collapse
  4. Jul 10, 2012
    Woody Allen is never bad,but in To Rome with love he is not as good as he was in his previous film ,but it does not mean this movie is not good ,it is just not as good as it could be. Expand
  5. Jul 9, 2012
    Woody Allen continues his tour of Europe (and its backers) with this latest foray to the Eternal City. It follows four stories (some in subtitles): young Americans in love, newlyweds who lose their way, an ordinary man who becomes famous and an undertaker who loves to sing opera. Each unfolds in fluid timelines with casts of well-known actors from both continents. The narratives start out with upbeat promise, but ramble on too long and lack sufficient humor to sustain the momentum. While it's not one of his best, it's fun to see Allen onscreen (giving himself the best lines). Of course, Rome is showcased to lovely advantage and the actors do commendable jobs. Despite the energy, it simply loses steam and stimulation. Expand
  6. Sep 2, 2012
    After a decent "Vicky, Cristina, Barcelona" and a good "Midnight in Paris", Woody Allen offers us a galore of stereotypes about Italy and the Italians boosted to unimaginable, absurd levels. Where are all intelligent and witty jokes that used to enjoy in his movies? Where is the well balanced humour? All I receive is a flawed picture of the Italian society, which seems to be full of idiots and people obsessed with fame, not to mention a total lack of Rome itself. The atmosphere of this wonderful city was reduced to a few postcard-ish scenes that completely lack to portrait its soul. And what is Penelope Cruz doing there? She was included in the cast as a prostitute who doesn't even speak good Italian... When Carlo Verdone, a famous Italian actor from Rome, saw this movie in March, he supposedly said: "Allen knows nothing about Rome and the Romans". Unfortunately, he was right. Expand
  7. Jan 21, 2013
    What really sucks the energy out of you is the barrage of fast talking, overly emotional men, who never seem to be in control of anything. When and where did this image of men ever emerge ?
    A laugh is usually created by something you can relate to in real life. There is nothing in this movie that is anywhere close to real life.

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