Sabrina Reviews

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Film4
February 10, 2014
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.
Adrian Turner
Radio Times
February 10, 2014
Ignore the critics who say this is one of Billy Wilder's minor works. It is a major movie, a masterpiece of romantic comedy, and it still looks as fresh as a daisy.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
November 13, 2013
It's a perfect soufflé of a movie -- or to borrow an apt phrase from Ian Anderson, it's a 'breath of champagne on a sparkling night.'
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
April 27, 2011
A charming reworking of the classic Cinderella story, Billy Wilder's Sabrina featurs a terrific cast, headed by William Holden, Humphrey Bogart (in a comedy role!), and best of all Audrey Hepburn.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Dan Jardine
Cinemania
August 13, 2010
Sabrina, much like its characters, follows conventions rather than challenges them.
Full Review | Original Score: 68/100
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TIME Magazine
February 3, 2009
This is never less than glittering entertainment, but somehow a certain measure of lead has found its way into the formula.
Pete Croatto
Filmcritic.com
December 23, 2008
it's odd that Wilder's script lacks a sharpness to balance all the love that's in the air
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Ryan Cracknell
Movie Views
December 8, 2008
Sure, it takes a familiar road, but there's certainly enough bubbling under the surface to keep the heart of the film relevant and appealing more than a half-century later.
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
November 10, 2008
...a classy fairy tale, with plenty of sparkle amid the occasional fizz.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
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Variety Staff
Variety
October 18, 2008
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.
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
August 18, 2007
A perfect Audrey Hepburn vehicle.

TV Guide's Movie Guide
August 15, 2007
... the results were satisfying, as Bogart played drawing-room comedy with aplomb.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
August 15, 2007
Wilder's tastelessness now seems his major artistic strength.
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com
June 29, 2007
Bogey and Hepburn - classic.
| Original Score: 4/5
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
March 20, 2007
Just as much chilling as it's witty.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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Derek Adams
Time Out
June 24, 2006
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.
Gregory Weinkauf
New Times
March 1, 2005
A semi-classic for the semi-literate.
| Original Score: 4/5
Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com
August 7, 2004
A frothy delight.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central
September 29, 2003
Leave it to Billy Wilder to try to capture Roman Holiday's lightning in a bottle with Sabrina
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Luanne Brown
Chico Enterprise-Record
October 19, 2002
Skip the Harrison Ford remake and go straight to this original classic.
| Original Score: 5/5
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