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Based on 17 Reviews
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fan reviews ( 0 )
  • 100
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Ephron homes in on what's been missing in movies and in life: ardor, longing and smart talk about the screwed-up notions that pass for love. show more

  • 50
    Susan Wloszczyna USA Today

    Yet, when it all clicks, Ephron is able to make the familiar sparkle anew. [25 Jun 1993 Pg. 01.D] show more

  • 100
    Rick Groen The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    Consequently, Ephron is forced to shape and integrate the twin halves of the picture, and she does a splendid job - the intercutting is always fluid and never mechanical. Better yet, the script keeps surprising us, setting up stock situations and then pulling away from a stock treatment. show more

  • 75
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    Ephron develops this story with all of the heartfelt sincerity of a 1950s tearjerker (indeed, the movie's characters spend a lot of time watching "An Affair to Remember" and using it as their romantic compass). show more

  • 75
    TV Guide

    Superbly acted, beautifully photographed, and resolutely warm and fuzzy, SLEEPLESS IN SEATTLE is a romantic treat. show more

  • 75
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    This is a dreamy, romantic fantasy whose mood falls somewhere between magic and reality. show more

  • 80
    Tom Huddleston Time Out London

    It’s infuriatingly irresistible. show more

  • 40
    Marjorie Baumgarten Austin Chronicle

    While celebrating the lushly romantic, it also tweaks the tradition so that Sleepless in Seattle ends up something akin to a feature-length Taster's Choice commercial. show more

  • 50
    Owen Gleiberman Entertainment Weekly

    The movie is so prefab, so plastically aware of being ''corny,'' ''romantic,'' and ''old-fashioned,'' that it feels programmed to make you fall in love with it. show more

  • 100
    Vincent Canby The New York Times

    Not since "Love Story" has there been a movie that so shrewdly and predictably manipulated the emotions for such entertaining effect. show more

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