Groundhog Day (1993)



Critic Consensus: Smart, sweet, and inventive, Groundhog Day highlights Murray's dramatic gifts while still leaving plenty of room for laughs.

Movie Info

Bill Murray plays Phil, a TV weatherman working for a local station in Pennsylvania but convinced that national news stardom is in his grasp. Phil displays a charm and wit on camera that evaporates the moment the red light goes off; he is bitter, appallingly self-centered, and treats his co-workers with contempt, especially his producer Rita (Andie MacDowell) and cameraman Larry (Chris Elliot). On February 2, 1992, Phil, Rita, and Larry are sent on an assignment that Phil especially loathes: the … More

Rating: PG (for some thematic elements)
Genre: Romance, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Comedy, Special Interest
Directed By:
Written By: Danny Rubin, Harold Ramis
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jan 29, 2002
Columbia Pictures


as Phil Connors

as Rita Hanson

as Ned Ryerson

as Buster Greene

as Mrs. Lancaster

as Doris the Waitress

as Anchorwoman

as Kenny, Phil's Assis...

as Man in Hallway

as Old Man

as Groundhog Official

as DJ Voice

as State Trooper

as Piano Teacher

as Groundhog Official

as Neurologist

as State Trooper

as Psychiatrist

as Felix, Bank Guard

as Herman, Bank Guard

as Phil's Movie Date

as Fan on Street

as `Jeopardy!' Viewer

as `Jeopardy!' Viewer

as `Jeopardy!' Viewer

as Debbie

as Waitress Alice

as Piano Student

as Boy in Tree

as E.R. Nurse

as Flat Tire Lady

as Flat Tire Lady

as Flat Tire Lady

as Buster's Wife

as Buster's Daughter

as Buster's Son

as Woman with Cigarette

as Guitar Player

as Bass Player

as Drum Player

as Saxophone Player

as Piano Hand Double
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Critic Reviews for Groundhog Day

All Critics (71) | Top Critics (17)

While Murray's deadpan putdowns and dry dismissals of provincial peccadilloes are the comic highlights, Groundhog Day is no supercilious rip of small-town U.S.A.

Full Review… | February 2, 2015
Hollywood Reporter
Top Critic

Groundhog Day may not be the funniest collaboration between Bill Murray and director Harold Ramis... Yet this gentle, small-scale effort is easily the most endearing film of both men's careers, a sweet and amusing surprise package.

Full Review… | May 6, 2013
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

Murray hasn't made a comedy this winningly dumb and smart and -- yes -- sweet in a long time. If, indeed, he ever has.

Full Review… | May 6, 2013
Philadelphia Inquirer
Top Critic

A movie that continually replays a single day could quickly become tedious but, strangely enough, Groundhog Day never does.

Full Review… | May 6, 2013
Orlando Sentinel
Top Critic

Murray's wiseacre persona is perfect for what could be saccharine material in other hands.

Full Review… | May 6, 2013
Chicago Tribune
Top Critic

Even if you applaud Bill Murray's evolution from inspired comedian to minimalist seriocomic actor, it's a relief to revisit his most varied and charming role as Phil Connors.

Full Review… | May 6, 2013
New Yorker
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Groundhog Day

Bill Murray delivers comic perfection, but it's the tightrope between pathos and existentialism that the screenplay manages to walk that is most engaging about this classic.

Kase Vollebregt
Kase Vollebregt

Super Reviewer


I've finally seen it. The incredible amount of references I've heard to this movie for decades after its release testify to its delightful originality and earn it obvious classic status.

Letitia Lew
Letitia Lew

Super Reviewer

A fun comedy about a man caught on a time loop in his most hated day of the year: Groundhog Day. It's not laugh out loud funny, but more of being impressed with the shenanigans he does while he's reliving his day. Can you guess how long he was stuck in this time loop?

Wildaly M

Super Reviewer

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