Sabrina (1954)

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Critic Consensus: With its humorous script and its stars' immense charm, Sabrina remains a resonant romantic gem.


Movie Info

Wealthy brothers compete for the affections of their chauffeur's innocent daughter in this seductive Cinderella story.

Rating: G
Genre: Drama, Romance, Classics, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Samuel Taylor, Billy Wilder, Samuel A. Taylor, Ernest Lehman, Sam Taylor
In Theaters:
On DVD: Apr 10, 2001
Runtime:
Paramount Home Video

Cast


as Sabrina Fairchild

as David Larrabee

as Linus Larrabee

as Thomas Fairchild

as Oliver Larrabee

as Elizabeth Tyson

as Gretchen Van Horn

as Professor

as Maude Larrabee

as Miss McCardle

as Margaret the Cook

as Charles the Butler

as Mrs. Tyson

as Jenny the Maid

as Doctor

as Board Member

as Board Member

as Houseman

as Spiller's Girl

as Man with David

as Man with Linus

as Elevator Operator

as Man with Tray

as Ship Steward

as Man (uncredited)
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Critic Reviews for Sabrina

All Critics (33) | Top Critics (6)

This is never less than glittering entertainment, but somehow a certain measure of lead has found its way into the formula.

Full Review… | February 3, 2009
TIME Magazine
Top Critic

Script is long on glibly quipping dialog, dropped with a seemingly casual air, and broadly played situations. The splendid trouping delivers them style. Leavening the chuckles are tugs at the heart.

Full Review… | October 18, 2008
Variety
Top Critic

Wilder's tastelessness now seems his major artistic strength.

Full Review… | August 15, 2007
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

It's a Cinderella story that gets turned on its head, a satire about breaking down class and emotional barriers, and a confrontation between New World callousness and Old World humanity.

Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Hampered by an unimaginative script ... nevertheless manages to be a thoroughly charming, delightfully romantic variation of the Cinderella story.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
ReelViews
Top Critic

What you end up with is hardly vintage Wilder, but certainly one of those warm, comfortable movies it's nice to curl up with on a Sunday afternoon.

Full Review… | February 10, 2014
Film4

Audience Reviews for Sabrina

½

An amusing romantic comedy with great dialogue and a sweet Cinderella feel to it, but the plot is still not too original and there is a glaring lack of chemistry between Hepburn and Bogart, who is also clearly miscast here and seems too old for the role.

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Carlos Magalhães

Super Reviewer

A sparkling gem. Hepburn, Bogart and Holden are all great in this reworking of Cinderella.

Graham Jones
Graham Jones

Super Reviewer

Number 4 off the pile of crap... What do you know - not crap!
Despite never really having got the whole fuss over Audrey Hepburn, I could really see it here. She is completely charming as Sabrina and attractive too. This from someone who can't sit through Breakfast at Tiffany's.
This is a lovely, light romantic movie about a chauffeur's daughter who is in love with the rich boy next door. He doesn't know she exists until she returns from school in France, all grown up and newly sophisticated. As she gets to know him and his brother it seems she has two admirers.
I found this easy to watch and undemanding. Far from ditching it, I think I will watch it again sometime!

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Nicki Marie

Super Reviewer

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