• PG, 1 hr. 43 min.
  • Comedy, Romance
  • Directed By:
    Herbert Ross
    In Theaters:
    Dec 15, 1978 Wide
    On DVD:
    Jan 2, 2002
  • Sony Pictures Entertainment

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California Suite Reviews

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

The West Coast version of Plaza Suite.

Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews | Original Score: B-

June 4, 2009

TV Guide's Movie Guide

An all-star bitch fest, slickly served.

Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide | Original Score: 3.5/4

October 3, 2007

Time Out
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Quick and varied comedy, highly suited to Neil Simon's machine-gun gag-writing.

Full Review Source: Time Out

June 24, 2006
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall

sharp script and acting

| Original Score: 3/5

February 26, 2005
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

California Suite offers audiences a fine blend of laughter and variety which is the spice of good comic cinema.

Full Review Source: Spirituality and Practice

January 27, 2004
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal

| Original Score: 4/5

December 5, 2003
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies

Middle-level Simon, bright lines, brightly delivered, but too theatrical.

| Original Score: 3/5

April 4, 2003
Dan Jardine
Apollo Guide

| Original Score: 3/5

December 1, 2002
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

| Original Score: 3/5

July 30, 2002
Scott Weinberg
eFilmCritic.com

All-star Neil Simon adaptation houses enough laughs to warrant a visit.

| Original Score: 3/5

July 25, 2002
Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com

Full Review Source: Filmcritic.com | Original Score: 3.5/5

January 1, 2000
Variety Staff
Variety
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Less than successful, veering from poignant emotionalism to broad slapstick in sudden shifts.

Full Review Source: Variety

October 3, 2007
Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
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Means middle-class angst covered with a thin veneer of snappy one-liners and presented in the most anonymous directorial style imaginable.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

October 3, 2007
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com

For one of the acts in Neil Simon's stale anthology, Maggie Smith won a Supporting Oscar for playing a hard-drinking actress who complains to her bisexual husband (Michael Caine) that "Acting doesn't win Oscars. What I need is a dying father."

Full Review Source: EmanuelLevy.Com | Original Score: C-

December 24, 2005
Chuck O'Leary
Fantastica Daily

| Original Score: 2/5

September 21, 2005
Nick Davis
Nick's Flick Picks

Dire: good actors playing the worst versions of one-dimensional Neil Simon joke machines.

| Original Score: 1/5

September 16, 2005
Jake Euker
F5 (Wichita, KS)

Offensive, stupid, and embarrassing.

| Original Score: 0/5

July 8, 2004
John Esther
Pasadena Weekly

| Original Score: 1/5

August 22, 2003
Ryan Cracknell
Apollo Guide

Full Review Source: Apollo Guide | Original Score: 67/100

January 15, 2002
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