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It Could Happen to You Reviews

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
June 8, 2009
...generally comes off as an absolutely charming romantic comedy that benefits substantially from the unequivocal chemistry between its stars.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4

TV Guide's Movie Guide
September 18, 2008
Writer Jane Anderson is a gifted scenarist who seems constrained by a Hollywood formula which places the happy romantic ending on the horizon like a beacon to stare at for nearly two hours.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Brian Lowry
September 18, 2008
Bergman...really brings home the homage to Capra with the pic's warm, bordering-on-irresistible finale.

September 18, 2008
Anderson's script manages to be both funny and touching without lapsing into undue sentiment.
Emanuel Levy
December 14, 2006
Though set at present, this schmaltzy romantic comedy might as well have been set in the 1950s or even 1930s, because at heart it's a Capra comedy celebrating the decency of the "little people."
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
June 24, 2006
Perez has a field day as Muriel, injecting a welcome note of good old-fashioned greed into what is otherwise a relentlessly edifying story.
Fred Topel
September 22, 2005
Best romance ever. Real, genuine characters with real, developed relationships. Not insulting, not cutesy, just wonderful.
| Original Score: 5/5
James Plath
Movie Metropolis
May 18, 2005
Pleasant rags-to-bitches tale, with Fonda shining.
| Original Score: 3/5
Shellie Iliff
Palo Alto Weekly
May 20, 2003
Berggman shows that good-hearted folks get better with money, and evil people get nastier. The message is predictable.
| Original Score: 2/4
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
March 23, 2003
A nice little gem of a summer romantic film that ought to pick up your spirits.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Kevin N. Laforest
Montreal Film Journal
September 10, 2002
If there's one thing that makes this film really really work, it's the flawless cast.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
August 30, 2002
Adult fairy tale that will make you feel giddy and glad to be alive.
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
August 26, 2002
So-so romantic comedy sunk by the cast
| Original Score: 2/5
Dragan Antulov
August 20, 2002
Overlong, dull and forgettable.
Full Review| Original Score: 4/10
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
May 31, 2002
A grande atuação é de Rosie Perez, que faz uma vilã deliciosa. Chega a dar vontade de entrar no filme e dar uns bons cascudos na antipática Muriel.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
May 12, 2001
Sweetness is fine as far as it goes, but this oddball romance could have used a twist of lemon.
Scott Renshaw
January 1, 2000
It Could Happen to You is so busy being nice that it forgets to be interesting, resulting in a watery, flavorless little love story with a good heart.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
January 1, 2000
The nastiness in the movie feels derived from life, while all the niceness feels canned -- imported from old Jimmy Stewart pictures.
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
Bergman never goes for heavy-handed schmaltz, and the whole movie has the same lighthearted big city spirit as the New York Post headlines that follow the story.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Hal Hinson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
Simply and without pandering or insults to your intelligence, the movie delivers more of the old-style pleasures of moviegoing than any other picture in a long while.
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