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Kate and Leopold Review

Movies.com Critics

2.0

Dave White Profile

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Other Critics provided by Metacritic.com

Critics scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.

  • 3.0
    44

    out of 100

    Metascore®
    Mixed or average reviews
    based on a weighted average of all
    critic review scores.

  • 38

    out of 100

    Chicago Tribune Michael Wilmington

    An oppressively cute Manhattan time-travel romantic comedy that’s lost in time, space and cliches.

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  • 40

    out of 100

    Wall Street Journal Joe Morgenstern

    Reasonably entertaining time-travel romance.

  • 50

    out of 100

    USA Today Claudia Puig

    Lacking in originality.

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  • 67

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly Lisa Schwarzbaum

    It's no myth: All play and no work makes Jackman, as Leopold, a doll of a boyfriend.

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  • 75

    out of 100

    Chicago Sun-Times Roger Ebert

    Meg Ryan does this sort of thing about as well as it can possibly be done, and after "Sleepless in Seattle" and "You've Got Mail," here is another ingenious plot that teases us with the possibility that true love will fail, while winking that, of course, it will prevail.

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For Families provided by Common Sense Media

OK for kids 13+

Some nice moments but overall not a total success.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this movie has brief strong language and a joke about modern-day pooper-scooper laws. Characters drink and smoke. A supervisor's behavior could be considered predatory, even sexual harassment.

  • Families can talk about how bad experiences can make some people cynical. Why is Kate's job important in telling us something about her and about the themes of the movie? If you could go back in time, where would you go and who would you like to meet? Which customs of olden days would you like to bring back?

The good stuff
  • message true0

    Messages: Not an issue

What to watch for
  • violence false1

    Violence: Mild peril.

  • sex false1

    Sex: Mild (one reference to "getting laid").

  • language false3

    Language: Brief mild language including one "f--k."

  • consumerism false0

    Consumerism: Not an issue

  • drugsalcoholtobacco false3

    Drinking, drugs and smoking: Characters drink, sometimes too much.

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