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Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 9 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 9
  2. Negative: 6 out of 9

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  1. Aug 5, 2013
    Mediocre effort by Andie MacDowell, who comes across as unemotional, stiff, and very mechanical in her portrayal of the lead character. Would be like kissing one's sister as she seems to be just going through the motions.

    The lack of continuity of the characters, the plot and places within the movie make the viewer do a double take as to what they are really seeing the books have
    sold in excess of 170 million copies for a reason, why the movie elects to shun the book is a puzzle.

    B grade actors giving a D- performance in a low budget soap opera that would never hold it's own on daytime TV.

    Hallmark aims for 95% female viewers and in the age range of 25-54, no way the male population would be attracted to Andie MacDowell and so therefore it's low rating.
  2. Jul 16, 2014
    Boring, poorly acted and dim! Please tell me we haven't come to this? Sex, Violence, explosions and bloody death or half-hearted, predictable, lacking in distinction and tepid. Who wrote the painful after comment chuckling? Small, nervous children do that. Are you targeting small children?

Generally favorable reviews - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. Reviewed by: Tom Gliatto
    Aug 5, 2013
    Cove is exactly What it aspires to be--uncynical, lulling and sweet. [12 Aug 2013]
  2. Reviewed by: Nancy DeWolf Smith
    Jul 19, 2013
    This relaxing series about small-town lives is as burden-free as a day on the beach with an umbrella, a book and a breeze.
  3. Reviewed by: Mary McNamara
    Jul 19, 2013
    Despite a certain built-in B & B preciousness, Cedar Cove evokes certain splendid shows of another time and place, including the late-great "Family" and the longtime Irish hit "Ballykissangel."