Sabrina Reviews

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Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
August 21, 2002
Buoyant adult fairy tale about love and transformation.
Cheryl DeWolfe
Apollo Guide
July 30, 2002
Aside from the painfully miscast Ford, it is an enjoyable ride down a well-worn path.
Full Review | Original Score: 68/100
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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
May 12, 2001
Ford looks as stiff and old hat as his homburg.
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Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
February 13, 2001
Proves too flimsy of a reed to be successfully replanted.
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
January 1, 2000
Despite the unambitious, formula-driven plot, wonderful performances by Julia Ormond and, especially, Harrison Ford keep this remake afloat.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
Just as satisfying, if not as dry and cynical, as the original.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Sean Means
Film.com
January 1, 2000
A light fairy-tale, sweet and charming.
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Andy Spletzer
Film.com
January 1, 2000
Has a level of complexity rare in contemporary Hollywood.
Madeleine Williams
Cinematter
January 1, 2000
Harrison Ford and Julia Ormond have great chemistry.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Bob Thompson
Jam! Movies
January 1, 2000
It's likable, and nostalgic.
Steve Rhodes
Internet Reviews
January 1, 2000
A surprisingly delightful and fresh romance.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Rob Blackwelder
SPLICEDWire
January 1, 2000
Rich with the kind of conversation that most movies, even romances, don't even aspire to.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Barbara Shulgasser
San Francisco Examiner
January 1, 2000
Stands on its own, without odious comparison, as an entertaining love story, particularly if you've never seen the original.
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Susan Stark
Detroit News
January 1, 2000
Polished, classy
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Edward Guthmann
San Francisco Chronicle
January 1, 2000
A warm and clever romantic comedy that stands on its own and offers a good time for two hours -- despite its myriad implausibilities.
Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle
January 1, 2000
While it can't hold a candle to Wilder's film, the updated Sabrina has its moments.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Rita Kempley
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
The remake, alas, must mask its failings with Julia Ormond's toothsomeness, Pollack's poky pacing and the uninspired scribblings of writers Barbara Benedek and David Rayfiel.
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
Never evokes the sweet allure of Billy Wilder's original film.
Joe Baltake
Sacramento Bee
January 1, 2000
A handsome remake that plays homage to the Wilder flick.
Chris Hicks
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
January 1, 2000
Ford's deadpan delivery is perfect, and television talk-show host Kinnear is very funny in his first big-screen performance.
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