Groundhog Day - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Groundhog Day Reviews

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
May 14, 2015
When it comes to existential drama comedies about self realizations in a fantastic setting, [it] is right up there with films like "Her" and "Eternal Sunshine."
February 3, 2015
The day is not a redo; it's a "one more."
Full Review | Original Score: 10/10
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Duane Byrge
Hollywood Reporter
February 2, 2015
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.
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
June 12, 2014
Precise and smart and fussed over without feeling fussy.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Josh Larsen
March 1, 2014
The legacy film of director Harold Ramis.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
David Parkinson
Radio Times
February 3, 2014
Director Harold Ramis uses every cinematic trick in the book to keep what is essentially a one-gag movie brimming with life and fresh ideas.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5

People Magazine
February 3, 2014
Groundhog Day is surprisingly inventive.
Kevin Harley
Total Film
May 6, 2013
MacDowell was never more convincing and Chris Elliott is a dry delight as her lens-man. Murray and movie, meanwhile, are a mutual godsend: Groundhog Day rescued his career from calcifying in self-caricature.
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Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
May 6, 2013
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 | Original Score: 4/5
David Sterritt
Christian Science Monitor
May 6, 2013
Bill Murray and Andie MacDowell have a ball with the main roles.
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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
May 6, 2013
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 | Original Score: 3/4
Gary Thompson
Philadelphia Daily News
May 6, 2013
Groundhog Day is a good vehicle for Murray, tailored to his deadpan style, and should please fans disappointed by some the comedian's recent movies.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel
May 6, 2013
A movie that continually replays a single day could quickly become tedious but, strangely enough, Groundhog Day never does.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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Gene Siskel
Chicago Tribune
May 6, 2013
Murray's wiseacre persona is perfect for what could be saccharine material in other hands.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Stephen Hunter
Baltimore Sun
May 6, 2013
The movie is expertly calculated to derive maximum comic energy from Bill Murray's great, deadpan mug and his drop-dead I'm-not-impressed line readings.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Michael Sragow
New Yorker
May 6, 2013
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.
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
September 7, 2011
Bill Murray is the one veteran of the Saturday Night Live/SCTV axis who still knows how to enter into a giddy conspiracy with his audience.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Emanuel Levy
April 12, 2011
Bill Murray is in top form at this charming romantic comedy fantasy, well directed by Harold Ramis
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
April 9, 2011
Reminds one of Capra's It's A Wonderful Life.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Randy White
Common Sense Media
January 2, 2011
A witty, sarcastic take on redemption.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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