- New York Times
Pleasant if timid...
Rachel Saltz - New York Times
It's all very third division ecole de Richard Curtis.
Philip French - Guardian [UK]
This movie's resemblances to Pretty Woman are a bit worrying.
Peter Bradshaw - Guardian [UK]
Hot Dog... The Movie and its disreputable ski-comedy ilk might have been a low point in cinema history, but at least their unbridled crassness had energy; Chalet Girl embraces similar '80s tropes for a lethargic you-go-girl fairy tale.
Nick Schager - Village Voice
A chirpy, tween-skewing, snowboarding-themed romantic comedy.
Leslie Felperin - Variety
It's hard not to instantly forgive all the script's occasional faults and just be swept up in the feel-good nature of such a charming, easily-likable release.
Matt Looker - TheShiznit.co.uk
Unashamedly aiming at a teenage audience, the film's lack of pretension is oddly refreshing
James Luxford - The National
- Urban Cinefile
There's just not enough to hold attention, eventually succumbing entirely to convention in a particularly insipid finale. Who knows, maybe even teenage girls will be rolling their eyes at the predictability of it all.
Brian Orndorf - BrianOrndorf.com
Jones may be a charismatic comedian, but no amount of her skilled mugging, Britpop tunes or help from supporting stars can transform this derivative ugly duckling into a comic Anglophile swan.
David Fear - Time Out New York
Chalet Girl is what it says on the label - feel-good, unpretentious, snowbound fun.
Dale Rolfe - MovieFIX
Chalet Girl is a pedestrian affair that limply modernises the Cinderella fairytale for fun and profit.
Leigh Paatsch - Herald Sun (Australia)
Undemanding, forgettable, formulaic teen rom-com.
Jim Schembri - The Age (Australia)
It's an unassuming film but a surprisingly beguiling one.
Sandra Hall - Sydney Morning Herald
This is a very benign comedy that is elevated by the completely natural performance of Felicity Jones.
Margaret Pomeranz - At the Movies (Australia)
Sure, it's predictable, implausible and clearly skewed toward a young female demographic, but it's also enjoyable escapist fun.
Belinda Hazleton - FILMINK (Australia)
With its down to earth heroine ... the film underplays the triumph of the spirit theme, while delivering a satisfying, textured experience
Andrew L. Urban - Urban Cinefile
The scenery is gorgeous and although the plot is predictable, it's a pleasant interlude with some laughs and surprising observations
Louise Keller - Urban Cinefile
Chalet Girl comes as a breath of fresh, Alpine air in that it's a very British, no-nonsense story of a working class girl who falls for her posh employer.
Stella Papamichael - Digital Spy
A sort of goofy celebration of female self-empowerment, one in which the standard romcom goal of scoring a dreamy boyfriend takes a back seat to finding yourself through being good at something exciting.
Alistair Harkness - Scotsman
The humour is aimed at teens but Jones' likeable presence make this a pleasant watch.
Alex Zane - Sun Online
The picture stays just about upright thanks to the toothsome loveliness of Felicity Jones, who's 28 but looks about 15. Her fresh charm and pert line-readings brighten the routine comedy of pitfalls and pratfalls.
Anthony Quinn - Independent
Felicity Jones confirms her reputation as one of our brightest talents in this comedy about a young woman's struggle to vanquish her inner demons.
Catherine Jones - Liverpool Echo
Somehow, it ends up slaloming along just fine, and Tamsin Egerton continues to corner the market in Sloaney hauteur with extra hot sauce.
Tim Robey - Daily Telegraph
Pursues its way to its feelgood conclusion with just a little wit and a goodly lump of sentiment.
Derek Malcolm - This is London
A fluffy little romcom that could have been better, but will do nicely until something more daring comes along.
Christopher Tookey - Daily Mail [UK]
See it for Jones, Nighy and the snow, but don't expect many laughs or any surprises.
Roz Laws - Birmingham Post
Behold! It's a romantic comedy about a young woman who's not looking for a boyfriend! A rom-com about a human female whose life is not consumed by the terror that she will be Alone Forever!
MaryAnn Johanson - Flick Filosopher
A smart comic performance from Felicity Jones is the film's saving grace.
Allan Hunter - Daily Express
A sharp cast, a gorgeous setting and lively filmmaking make up for the thin plot.
Rich Cline - Shadows on the Wall
Felicity Jones makes good on the promise showed in Cemetery Junction with this teen romance set on the slopes of a snobbish Alpine skiing resort.
- Sky Movies
Another 'modern twist' on the rom-com? really?
Zara Miller - Little White Lies
A cheap and cheerful chick-flick that pads out its thin Cinderella-on-ice storyline with a string of frothy montages. Sure, it's soppy, but the target audience won't mind the slush.
Jason Best - Movie Talk
Chalet Girl is possibly the first British rom com since Working Title's heyday that won't make you want to stick pins in your eyes, will actually make you laugh, and wasn't made by Working Title.
Sophie Ivan - Film4
Hugely enjoyable feel-good British romcom, enlivened by a witty script, a terrific central performance from Felicity Jones, a superb ensemble cast and an infectious sense of fun.
Matthew Turner - ViewLondon
The dialogue is more sensible than the plotting, allowing us to forgive the film's more serious trespasses.
Dave Calhoun - Time Out
inoffensive, feel-good escapism and high jinks in the midst of extravagant surroundings.
Lisa Giles-Keddie - Real.com
Archetypal, feel-good fluff at it's best.
Mike Edwards - What Culture
Exactly the kind of funny, sunshiny, teen-skewed romcom that Britain normally struggles to make.
Robbie Collin - News of the World
Chalet Girl won't melt your heart, but it at least leaves a warm glow.
Stella Papamichael - Radio Times
It's steered to success - just - by Jones, a natural, likeable everygirl who will make you care, possibly against your will, about a story as old as the Alps.
Matthew Leyland - Total Film
Snow, snowboarders, apres ski, hot chocolate mit schlag - what's not to like?
Coco Forsythe - Future Movies UK
Chalet Girl feels engagingly old-fashioned in the great comedy traditions of the Ealing comedy.
Mark Adams - Screen International