I'd watch these two together again in a New York minute.
Lisa Schwarzbaum - Entertainment Weekly
A romantic comedy so vague and sadly undernourished that it makes one of Nora Ephron's low-cal strawberry sodas seem as tempting as a Philip Barry feast.
Stephen Holden - New York Times
The spark isn't there and the souffle doesn't rise.
Peter Bradshaw - Guardian [UK]
Even more than last week's Maid in Manhattan, this week's New York comedy is saved from strain by actors it's tough not to like.
Mike Clark - USA Today
I hated every minute of it.
Michael O'Sullivan - Washington Post
A tepid romantic comedy that strains not only credulity but patience.
Ann Hornaday - Washington Post
A transparent feel-gooder.
Wesley Morris - Boston Globe
The film's essentially over by the meet-cute.
Ed Park - Village Voice
A pleasant romantic comedy.
Eric Harrison - Houston Chronicle
The movie is hardly a masterpiece, but it does mark Ms. Bullock's best work in some time.
Chris Vognar - Dallas Morning News
Walking into Two Weeks Notice at the end of a hectic day, week, month and year, I wanted it to be a typical romantic comedy starring those two lovable people, Sandra Bullock and Hugh Grant. And it was.
Roger Ebert - Chicago Sun-Times
Thin and utterly lacking in tension.
Mark Caro - Chicago Tribune
Writer and director Marc Lawrence keeps the film whistling along at such a giddy and relentless sitcom pace that you tend to overlook the fact that the leads have all the chemistry of a blind date.
David Hiltbrand - Philadelphia Inquirer
Apparently, romantic comedy with a fresh point of view just doesn't figure in the present Hollywood program.
Susan Stark - Detroit News
the perfect date movie, a light, breezy romantic comedy with more believable characters and genuine charm than its chief competition, Maid in Manhattan.
Bill Muller - Arizona Republic
This is the kind of movie where the big scene is a man shot out of a cannon into a vat of ice cream.
Rex Reed - New York Observer
An affable but undernourished romantic comedy that fails to match the freshness of the actress-producer and writer's previous collaboration, Miss Congeniality.
David Rooney - Variety
What seems like a dream team on paper is more of a tedious nightmare on celluloid, where Bullock and Grant are trapped with their well-worn screen personas in a dumb, ultra-predictable movie.
Lou Lumenick - New York Post
The laughs don't come fast and furious; they drop in like long-lost relatives.
Roger Moore - Orlando Sentinel
Two Weeks Notice? Two minutes would be plenty, thanks.
Peter Howell - Toronto Star
Though Bullock and Grant more than pass their chemistry test, Two Weeks Notice isn't much of a movie.
Stephen Cole - Globe and Mail
Instead of using George and Lucy's most obvious differences to ignite sparks, Lawrence desperately looks elsewhere, seizing on George's haplessness and Lucy's personality tics.
Stephanie Zacharek - Salon.com
What can I write about Two Weeks Notice that I haven't written about every mediocre romantic comedy to come down Hollywood's pipeline?
James Berardinelli - ReelViews
[Grant and Bullock] play off each other with nice timing and audience-pleasing verve.
Kirk Honeycutt - Hollywood Reporter
The hard-to-predict and absolutely essential chemistry between the down-to-earth Bullock and the nonchalant Grant proves to be sensational, and everything meshes in this elegant entertainment.
Kevin Thomas - Los Angeles Times
Predictable romantic comedy.
Nell Minow - Common Sense Media
Bullock is as adorable as she always is and acts well off of Grant; they have great chemistry together and make this an entertaining tale to watch.
Felix Vasquez Jr. - Cinema Crazed
Two icons of romantic comedy team up for the first time, and the result is a fizzle.
Jeffrey M. Anderson - Combustible Celluloid
Bullock and Grant, like the viewing audience, appear to be waiting for some memorable payoff that Lawrence fails to come close to delivering.
Michael Dequina - TheMovieReport.com
Steven D. Greydanus - Decent Films Guide
Hugh Grant and Sandra Bullock basically play their patented movie selves in this overly familiar romantic comedy about corporate greed, social responsibility, personal promises and budding love.
Mark Halverson - Sacramento News & Review
Structurally, the film's off-kilter. The start of the relationship is rushed through, while the supposedly crucial notice period feels increasingly directionless. Which leaves the comic strand - and that, by and large, delivers.
Geoff Andrew - Time Out
Light, fluffy, and enjoyable.
Scott Nash - Three Movie Buffs
Much of the reason for the film's success is down to the pairing of Grant and Bullock, and it's easy to see how the film could have been a leaden disaster in the hands of blander actors.
- Empire Magazine
Hugh Grant's witty delivery of throwaway lines and Sandra Bullock's clumsy sincerity appeal to me. I hope their first on-screen pairing isn't their last.
Betty Jo Tucker - ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Comedia romantica formulaica e sem graca que traz Grant e Bullock repetindo seus tipos habituais. Os cliches se amontoam e irritam.
Pablo Villaca - Cinema em Cena
Despite Bullock's comic flair and Hugh Grant's charming turn as a bumbling billionaire, they can't carry this romantic comedy just on witty repartee.
Susan Tavernetti - Palo Alto Weekly
...routine, harmless diversion and little else.
John J. Puccio - DVDTown.com
John J. Puccio - Movie Metropolis
Nell Minow - Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
So much promise, so little follow-through.
Kimberley Jones - Austin Chronicle
They may not be history's most predictable pairing but Bullock and Grant turn out to be a natural fit, in an Odd Couple kind of way.
- Sydney Morning Herald
'Es la tipica pelicula romantica que se puede disfrutar si se entra a la sala sabiendo que se van a ver cliches y el tipico final feliz'
Jorge Avila Andrade - Moviola
Lo que falla es el elemento de "chispa"; no existe esa tension sexual tipica entre entre los dos protagonistas; y ese es un hueco irreparable.
Luis Martinez - Cinenganos
Guylaine Cadorette - Hollywood.com
Viewers looking for extremely light, romantic entertainment with a guaranteed happy ending could do worse.
Jean Oppenheimer - Dallas Observer
Featherweight romantic comedy has a few nice twists in a standard plot ... and the charisma of Hugh Grant and Sandra Bullock.
James Rocchi - Netflix
Garth Franklin - Dark Horizons
Something of a disaster -- it isn't funny and, though both stars try their best, there's precious little actual story there for them to work with.
Matthew Turner - ViewLondon
It was only a matter of time before some savvy producer saw the potential success inherent in the mixture of Bullock Bubble and Hugh Goo.
Scott Weinberg - eFilmCritic.com
This film is proof positive that Bullock and Grant can make any film watchable and entertaining, no matter how ineptly made it is.
Rich Cline - Shadows on the Wall
According to the script, Grant and Bullock's characters are made for each other. But you'd never guess that from the performances.
Jamie Russell - BBC
Instead of focusing mostly on the budding relationship between the two leads, the movie throws in useless subplots and needless distractions when all we really want is to see Grant and Bullock fall in love.
David Nusair - Reel Film Reviews
Une comedie romantique typique mais fort amusante.
Nicolas Lacroix - Showbizz.net
The respective charms of Sandra Bullock and Hugh Grant have worn threadbare.
Jonathan R. Perry - Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)
Blame Marc Lawrence for most of the film's flaws.
Kim Linekin - eye WEEKLY
This is an old-fashioned, frankly formulaic star vehicle built for two, and it brings out the best, or at least the most appealing, in its pampered passengers.
Joe Leydon - San Francisco Examiner
...a guiltless film for nice evening out.
Tony Toscano - Talking Pictures (U.S.)
I'm glad I saw The Two Towers and Gangs of New York first. Viewed in that manner, Two Weeks Notice assumes its rightful place as a pleasant dessert after the main course %u2013 and a splendid dessert it is.
Ken Hanke - Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
It's a treat - a delightful, witty, improbable romantic comedy with a zippy jazzy score... Grant and Bullock make it look as though they are having so much fun.
Urban Cinefile Critics - Urban Cinefile
The shallow characters and simple writing make the movie seem like a cartoon
Marty Mapes - Movie Habit
For once, a movie does not proclaim the truth about two love-struck somebodies, but permits them time and space to convince us of that all on their own.
Steven Snyder - Greater Milwaukee Today
Hugh Grant just grins and grins as if to explain that he knows the material isn't up to par and he's just along for the ride.
Beth Jones - Roanoke Times (Virginia)
Basically 'The Sandra and Hugh Show,' with the two increasingly forgettable actors coasting on what remains of both their respective personas for a full 90 minutes of dreadful comedy. Even Jackass had better conceived characters than this film.
Brian Orndorf - Modamag.com
A perfectly likeable romantic comedy, containing not a single unforeseeable plot twist but featuring a good deal of witty dialogue and amusing interaction between the lead characters.
Eric D. Snider - EricDSnider.com
- Baltimore Sun
This thing works on no level whatsoever for me.
Richard Roeper - Ebert & Roeper
A really tired affair.
Gary Brown - Houston Community Newspapers
Robert Denerstein - Denver Rocky Mountain News
Romantics will be loyal to this movie, but they are after all "romantics."
Shirley Klass - Fantastica Daily
So routine, familiar and predictable, it raises the possibility that it wrote itself as a newly automated Final Draft computer program.
Doris Toumarkine - Film Journal International
A charming, banter-filled comedy... one of those airy cinematic bon bons whose aims -- and by extension, accomplishments -- seem deceptively slight on the surface.
Brent Simon - Entertainment Today
- Boston Phoenix
Two Weeks Notice is one of the more shallow romantic comedies of the year, yet also without a doubt one of the most genuinely funny.
Joshua Tyler - CinemaBlend.com
Dangles hints of witty 1940s screwball classics before us only to snatch them back unfulfilled.
MaryAnn Johanson - Flick Filosopher
It's just *there.*
Linda Cook - Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
This is [Sandra] Bullock and [Hugh] Grant's show all the way, and they make the most out of a tried-and-true formula.
Dustin Putman - DustinPutman.com
Coarse, cliched and clunky, this trifling romantic comedy in which opposites attract for no better reason than that the screenplay demands it squanders the charms of stars Hugh Grant and Sandra Bullock.
Maitland McDonagh - TV Guide's Movie Guide
This is a charming fantasy, that would still be entertaining after you've seen it a few times - once on the big screen and then later at home with some good Chinese take out.
Cherryl Dawson and Leigh Ann Palone - TheMovieChicks.com
Feels like three. But Hugh Grant and Sandra Bullock have some wonderful moments together, as the airhead boss and the drudge who becomes a swan.
John Anderson - Newsday
Decent, but innocuous and offering nary a surprise or unexpected plot or character development, this romantic comedy doesn't possess enough of either obligatory element to appeal to anyone beyond diehard aficionados of the genre.
Jim Judy - Screen It!
Loses steam faster than a cup of hot cocoa on a frozen lake.
Sean O'Connell - Eclipse Magazine
Bad news: Donald Trump is in Two Weeks Notice, and he's not even the most annoying thing in the movie.
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul) - St. Paul Pioneer Press
A romantic comedy that's both funny and warmhearted.
Glenn Whipp - Los Angeles Daily News
Two Weeks Notice isn't a bad movie; it's just such an automatic, cruise-control flick that it's hard to generate excitement.
Jack Garner - Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
The romance is shoehorned into the final 20 minutes, as if it were a contractual obligation.
Sean Means - Salt Lake Tribune
The resulting film has warmth rather than spark, but that ultimately doesn't matter. Two Weeks Notice is an enjoyable bit -- fluffy, silly and fine for the season.
Jackie Loohauis - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
[Grant and Bullock] are so good together that you can easily imagine them doing this again, a la Tracy and Hepburn, in another flimsy concoction.
Terry Lawson - Detroit Free Press
wo Weeks Notice is very much a movie that rides on its co-stars, but it rides nicely.
Mick LaSalle - San Francisco Chronicle
Nobody's gonna mistake this trip down predictable lane as Shakespeare.
JoBlo - JoBlo's Movie Emporium
While the ending is a foregone conclusion, the journey is more clever than cute.
David Frese - Kansas City Star
Will click with audiences seeking substanceless diversion, or a change of pace from year-end heavyweight titles. Those who prefer to be challenged will stay away, wisely.
Sheri Linden - Boxoffice Magazine
Some day, Sandra Bullock and Hugh Grant will make a perfectly charming romantic comedy together. Until then, we have Two Weeks Notice, to remind us that bad things can happen to good ideas.
Moira MacDonald - Seattle Times
Here's a romantic comedy in which the stars actually have some believable chemistry.
Jeff Vice - Deseret News, Salt Lake City
The film is more perky than actually funny.
Joe Baltake - Sacramento Bee
Not even Grant's shoulders are broad enough to lift a scattershot script that defies explanation in any sort of linear way.
Connie Ogle - Miami Herald
Bullock and Grant are such masters of romantic comedy, they make falling in love with them, if not their characters, effortless, fun and rewarding.
Louis B. Hobson - Jam! Movies
Some actors have so much charisma that you'd be happy to listen to them reading the phone book. Hugh Grant and Sandra Bullock are two such likeable actors.
Steve Rhodes - Internet Reviews
It's so muddily written, you'll get lost in silly jokes about building projects and tofu cheesecake.
Kim Morgan - Oregonian
In the romantic comedy department, Two Weeks is smarter than it needs to be.
- E! Online
Bullock and Grant are perfectly paired in Two Weeks Notice. The script allows the two actors to be at their comedic best, even though the film as a whole is amateurish in many ways.
Liz Braun - Jam! Movies
A formulaic romantic comedy that never quite makes up for in charm what it lacks in originality.
Betsy Bozdech - Reel.com
The audience at the theater could be heard in a collective yawn.
Arthur Lazere - culturevulture.net
[Grant] once again demonstrates himself to be the movies' unrivaled master of sophisticated verbal comedy.
William Arnold - Seattle Post-Intelligencer
It's mindless junk like this that makes you appreciate original romantic comedies like Punch-Drunk Love.
Jon Popick - Planet Sick-Boy
Sandra Bullock and Hugh Grant make a great team, but this predictable romantic comedy should get a pink slip.
Bill Pearis - Citysearch
Like strangers who have been set up on a blind date, Grant and Bullock squirm their way through the exasperatingly inept Two Weeks Notice.
Josh Larsen - Sun Publications (Chicago, IL)
It's just not very smart.
Kate Sullivan - L.A. Weekly
Hugh and Sandra are the only reason to see it, but they are so wonderful together!
Karina Montgomery - Cinerina
Two Weeks Notice will find its audience of middle-class women infatuated with the Pretty Woman fantasy of Richie Rich finding the needle of gold in the dishevelled haystack.
Walter Chaw - Film Freak Central
I like Bullock. I like Grant. Script is serviceable. There have been far worse romantic comedies this year.
Eugene Novikov - Film Blather
Two Weeks Notice has appeal beyond being a Sandra Bullock vehicle or a standard romantic comedy.
Norm Schrager - Filmcritic.com
What should have been a painless time-killer becomes instead a grating endurance test.
James Sanford - James Sanford on Film
The script seemed clever, or maybe it was just the way that Hugh Grant delivered his lines.
D.K. Holm - DVDTalk.com
Succeeds only because Bullock and Grant were made to share the silver screen.
Jeffrey Westhoff - Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
Bullock and Grant, who made for memorable interviewees on the red carpet at last year's Oscars, are ying and yang personified. This is a couple who could form a franchise.
Laura Clifford - Reeling Reviews
Like a medium-grade network sitcom--mostly inoffensive, fitfully amusing, but ultimately so weightless that a decent draft in the auditorium might blow it off the screen.
Frank Swietek - One Guy's Opinion
The picture hobbles along using the considerable charisma of its stars as a crutch. But we've all seen Grant's bewildered byronisms & Bullock's cute-'n-clumsy routine before.
Rob Blackwelder - SPLICEDWire
Unique dialogue and chemistry overcome the tedium of the oft-told tale. Grant & Bullock are both lovable.
Ross Anthony - Hollywood Report Card
As couples constitute the bulk of their audience, is it too much to suggest that romantic comedies occasionally cater to a broader demographic than deluded hetero women?
Mark Palermo - Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Predictable & witless, down to its moronically embarrassing toilet scene 'inspired' by adolescent comedies.
Harvey S. Karten - Compuserve
Two Weeks Notice is a defiantly unoriginal film that attempts to coast on the putative charm and speculative chemistry of Sandra Bullock and Hugh Grant.
Philip Martin - Arkansas Democrat-Gazette