Like "The Notebook," but with an elephant, the unexpectedly good film version of Water for Elephants elevates pure corn to a completely satisfying realm of romantic melodrama.
Steve PersallTampa Bay Times
Reese Witherspoon can do a lot of things as an actor but playing a damaged-goods Depression era dame isn't one of them.
Connie OgleMiami Herald
"Twilight's" Robert Pattinson gets a chance to shed his sparkly vampire persona and play a romantic lead with a pulse. The change suits him.
Carrie RickeyPhiladelphia Inquirer
Steamy and sexy with a smack of sadism, the movie is a throwback to old-school Hollywood action/romance.
Pam GradyBoxoffice Magazine
Waltz is the highlight of this glossy but plodding drama, a live wire in a movie that sorely needs a jolt.
Roger MooreOrlando Sentinel
Whatever romance and charm Gruen summoned forth from these rough and tumble show people living by their own laws in a traveling, self-contained world of poverty and cruelty, director Francis Lawrence has hacked and ground them off.