(2006)

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Based on 31 critic reviews provided by Metacritic.com
88
Premiere
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.
75
If you're willing to embrace a bit of corniness for the sake of some incisive humor, a few poignant moments and enjoyable scenarios, make time for The Holiday.
75
Miami Herald
This melding of comedic minds is one of the better holiday gifts we've received, cinematically speaking.
70
The Hollywood Reporter
It's formulaic but with a big heart.
67
Entertainment Weekly
The dialogue has a perky synthetic sheen, and with the exception of Diaz, Meyers brings out the best in her actors.
63
Philadelphia Inquirer
Law shines like a sunbeam, warming the film with rakish charm and unexpected emotionalism.
63
New York Daily News
A harmlessly cheery confection.
63
Admitting that it's formulaic doesn't make it any less so, but it's enjoyable in a mushy, easily digested sort of way.
50
This is familiar territory for writer-director Nancy Meyers, Hollywood's queen of the chick flick. Her latest has charming moments and a hopeful message for despondent singles, but it lacks the emotional resonance of Meyers' "Something's Gotta Give" and the zaniness of "What Women Want."
50
Chicago Tribune
The Holiday is a 131-minute romantic comedy for those who, if they had their way, would still be watching "Love Actually."
40
In what was clearly designed to be a chick flick, the on-screen chicks work hard at being endearing, while Jude Law, as Amanda's more than conversational partner, charms everyone effortlessly and gets the best lines.

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