One of the best romantic comedies ever made full of charm and Audrey Hepburn is perfectly cast as princess on the run. Gregory Peck is surprisingly warm and pleasant as the possible journalist love interest. All modern romantic comedies pale compared to this one and the ending is what really works with the movie making it a classic of it's type.
Lengthily charming and a rare period candidate for something that would look better in colour. A greater spring in its step might have spurred it along somewhat but it's as solidly mounted as you'd expect of Wyler with a dutiful ending that burns off some of the preceding winsomeness.
Rewatched it. It's one of my mum's favourite along with Breakfast at Tiffany's and all other Audrey films. It's still as good as I remember, but it's also not really entirely special if not for the stars, and that includes the city itself. Sometimes simple leads to spectacular after all.
3-4. A deceptively tight romantic comedy that doubly subverts the Cinderella model, ceding to naturalism rather than idealism. And of course, Audrey Hepburn is an eminently relatable lead heroine, even to contemporary audiences. This one largely stands the test of time.