See the original.
| Original Score: 2/5
This new Sabrina is more fizzle than fizz.
Ormond's face is certainly not hard to gaze at, but she looks so often ill at ease that her 'confident' gay smiles suggest, inappropriately, some masked pyschological distress.
Never evokes the sweet allure of Billy Wilder's original film.
Ford looks as stiff and old hat as his homburg.
We remain outside the fourth wall looking in but are never drawn in; bemused perhaps, even agreeably complaisant, but never entirely amused.
Go rent the Billy Wilder version and see how this should be done!
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.
While it can't hold a candle to Wilder's film, the updated Sabrina has its moments.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
Proves too flimsy of a reed to be successfully replanted.
Aside from the painfully miscast Ford, it is an enjoyable ride down a well-worn path.
| Original Score: 68/100
Ormand and Ford, who are actually okay, have the impossible tasks of following Wilder's perfect players, Audrey Hepburn and Humphrey Bogart.
Ugly-duckling-into-swan stories are fun, but the lead characters here lack the charisma to make this romantic comedy sufficiently believable or engaging.
A flaccid remake of the classic 1954 romantic comedy.
Not, as some reviewers claimed, a mediocre reworking of a Hollywood classic, but a truly lousy reworking of a Billy Wilder misfire.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Uneven remake, still a sweet story.
| Original Score: 3/5
Just as satisfying, if not as dry and cynical, as the original.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
Despite the unambitious, formula-driven plot, wonderful performances by Julia Ormond and, especially, Harrison Ford keep this remake afloat.
| Original Score: 3/4
A handsome remake that plays homage to the Wilder flick.