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  • 25
    San Francisco Chronicle

    It's a ho-hum-er, almost a complete bummer. [6 Jan 1989, Daily Datebook, p.E1] show more

  • 100
    Mike Clark USA Today

    The chief delight is Kasdan. “Body Heat” was appropriately slick, but “The Big Chill” and “Silverado” too much so. Tourist is edgier - also the work of a genuine craftsman. Frankly, I didn't think Kasdan had it in him. [23 Dec 1988, Life, p.1D] show more

  • 100
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    I've never seen a movie so sad in which there was so much genuine laughter. The Accidental Tourist is one of the best films of the year. show more

  • 75
    Dave Kehr Chicago Tribune

    The film's frequent longeurs, compulsive over-explicitness and unshakably morose hero seem like so many insistently ''literary'' qualities, ostentatiously laid over a cute, cartoonish vision that suggests not so much Anne Tyler as the affectionate quirkiness of ''The Mary Tyler Moore Show.'' [6 Jan 1989, Friday, p.A] show more

  • 38
    David Sterritt Christian Science Monitor

    The message of the film is that life isn't neat and predictable like a well-arranged business trip; yet everything in the picture is so calculated that there's no life to it. [23 Dec 1988, A& L, p.19] show more

  • 80
    TV Guide

    Hurt's performance is remarkably assured, and Davis beautifully captures her character's insouciance. Less than perfect is Turner, whose capable performance presents a figure somewhat hollow at the center. show more

  • 100
    Sheila Benson Los Angeles Times

    Irresistibly funny… Just about the best holiday gift imaginable. [23 Dec 1988, Calendar, p.6-1] show more

  • 80
    Variety

    Slow, sonorous and largely satisfying. show more

  • 50
    Jonathan Rosenbaum Chicago Reader

    Hurt's character is so inert and unemotional that some spectators may find it difficult to stay interested in him. show more

  • 40
    Elvis Mitchell The New York Times

    The Accidental Tourist often relies on Miss Tyler's methods without tempering them, and gives a tone of crashing obviousness to material that need not have seemed that way. [23 Dec 1988, p.C12] show more

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