Action / Comedy / Romance / Sport

Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Rotten 60%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Spilled 57%
IMDb Rating 6.3 10 54915


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James McAvoy as Carl Colt
Kirsten Dunst as Lizzie Bradbury
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau as Dieter Prohl
Paul Bettany as Peter Colt
1.44 GB
23.976 fps
1hr 38 min
P/S 6 / 13

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by capone666 6 / 10

The Vidiot Reviews....


The problem with dating a tennis player is that the subject of LOVE always comes up.

Mind you, the competitive couple in this rom-com uses the term of affection both on and off the court.

A British tennis player, Peter (Paul Bettany), nearing the end of his career takes one last kick at the can and lands a wildcard spot at Wimbledon. During the tournament he falls for Lizzie (Kirsten Dunst), the top ranking US female player. Lizzie's father (Sam Neill) disapproves of the union because it's affecting her performance.

However, the reverse is happening to Peter's game as he moves up the rankings.

While there is a spattering of chemistry between the leads, it's the sharp dialogue, the behind-the-scenes squabbles and the intensity of this upper crust sport that make this predictable love story really work.

Unfortunately, when you date another tennis player your bleach budget doubles. Yellow Light


Reviewed by Stephen Bird 6 / 10

And it's love to serve!

"Wimbledon" is a charming little rom-com that relies more on the actual sport than it does on the romance; maybe that wasn't a bad thing, as the sport of tennis and the grandeur of the Wimbledon grand slam tournament get thrust into the limelight and received some extra exposure via Hollywood.

Paul Bettany shows off some super acting talent playing the roll of a posh pro tennis player who is coming towards the end of his career and has dropped to 119 in the world rankings.

On the other end of the spectrum we have Kirsten Dunst who's character is just starting out in her career, a girl with big ambitions who has already set her sights on winning Wimbledon, with help from her overbearing father who also manages her career.

Sadly the two young leads don't particularly share a vast amount of on screen chemistry and watching them share the screen together felt a little awkward, in a romance film the couple have to appear to really be in love with each other and the viewer shouldn't have to suspend their belief, sadly in "Wimbledon" this wasn't the case.

The vast majority of supporting characters seemed to be critically misplaced, none more so than the cameo appearance by British sitcom star, Robert Lindsey, for the life of me I cannot understand why he was cast in this film.

The one stand out supporting star was Pete's (Paul Bettany) younger brother Carl, played by a young James McAvoy, his on-screen time was minimal but he added some much needed comic relief, such as the scenes in the bookies when he insists on always betting against his brother in his matches.

Not a great film by any means but completely inoffensive nevertheless, a decent enough film to watch if you're bored and happen to come across it on TV, Netflix etc

Reviewed by studioAT 2 / 10

Formulaic Working Title rom-com

If anyone has ever felt that 'Working Title' films have a formula then this is a fine example. Posh Brit meets American girl, throw in some oddball secondary characters played by well known faces and you're off to a winner, aren't you? The fact is no. Despite all the right pieces 'Wimbledon' fails to match the big 'Working Title' hits like 'Love Actually' or 'Notting Hill', mainly because you can see the formula a mile away. The fact that the tennis scenes look notably faked and Bettany and Dunst don't have much chemistry doesn't help either.

It should be a big hit, but as this film proves, sometimes the big names don't produce the goods.

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