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Hugh Grant
Actor, Nine Months (1995)
A star is not so much born as aborted. Neither Grant nor Julianne Moore act as if they have had a relationship for five minutes, let alone five years. And as a child psychologist, Grant makes Bruce Willis's misbegotten analyst in The Color of Night look like Anthony Clare. His struggle to remove his clothes when his wife offers the possibilty of sex after a long lay-off is an embarrassingly inept attempt to portray an embarrassingly inept attempt to remove his clothes.
(Neil Norman, Evening Standard)
In the absence of funny lines, Grant crinkles his eyes and grimaces at the camera, as if he is Jim Carrey giving a cruel impersonation of Hugh Grant.
(Chris Tookey, Daily Mail)
Actor, Extreme Measures (1997)
Accepting Hugh Grant as a doctor in a serious drama takes some getting used to, especially when his character displays not even a hint of sexual impropriety. But accepting Hugh Grant as a doctor in a thriller that has him climbing into an elevator shaft and beating an FBI thug senseless is too much to ask. Extreme Measures was produced by Grant's girlfriend, the tolerant Elizabeth Hurley. Perhaps she sees heroic qualities in him that elude the casual observer.
(Brian D. Johnson, Maclean's)
Actor, Notting Hill (1999)
Apologists for Grant's style have argued that David Niven could only do one thing, but the more apt comparison is he of the superior supercillum, Roger Moore.
(John Naughton, Britmovie).
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