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For all its state-of-the-art special effects, Always is essentially a remake of the 1943 Spencer Tracy-Irene Dunne fantasy vehicle A Guy Named Joe--minus the wartime context. Richard Dreyfuss stars as a reckless fire-fighting pilot who is killed in what was to have been his final mission. Ascending to Heaven, Dreyfuss is introduced to businesslike angel Audrey Hepburn (playing the equivalent of the Lionel Barrymore role in A Guy Named Joe). Hepburn instructs the spectral Dreyfuss to pass on his
Dec 22, 1989 Wide
Jul 20, 1999
MCA Universal Home Video
Ed Van Nuys
Michael Steve Jones
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Rick van Nutter
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Although Always is filled with big, sentimental moments, it lacks the intimacy to make any of this very moving.
For all its Spielbergian action and production values, the film is painfully sappy and wastes its A-list cast by saddling them with a hamfisted script.
Whimsical and affecting enough, but certainly a lesser Spielberg film.
Boring supernatural romance. Tedius and obvious. Wait until the following year's Ghost.
A light, enjoyable piece of fluff with spectacular flying scenes and a dramatically flat story.
Always may be starry-eyed romantic claptrap, but by God, would that all starry-eyed romantic claptrap were so well done.
A touching, beautifully short romance
Spielberg sets his whimsical romance ray for stun ... and comes up with a solid double off the wall.
A rousing adventure story, a romantic comedy, and an affecting afterlife fantasy.
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