• PG-13, 2 hr. 6 min.
  • Drama, Romance
  • Directed By:
    Luis Mandoki
    In Theaters:
    Feb 12, 1999 Wide
    On DVD:
    Aug 3, 1999
  • Warner Bros. Pictures

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Message in a Bottle Reviews

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Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

Costner has a free pass to be as lazy as he can possibly be, and the result is one of the most smugly alienating romantic lead performances that I can quickly call to mind.

Full Review Source: Antagony & Ecstasy | Original Score: 3/10

April 3, 2012
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis

If it had just quit while it was ahead....

Full Review Source: Movie Metropolis | Original Score: 5/10

April 18, 2009
John Venable
Supercala.com

Leaves one feeling empty.

Full Review Source: Supercala.com | Original Score: 4/10

December 31, 2005
Victor Olliver
Teletext

If only Costner could be cast out to sea like a bottle.

| Original Score: 0/5

August 8, 2002
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

Paul Newman as a cantankerous old man steals this movie with his character's endearing forthrightness.

Full Review Source: Spirituality and Practice

February 28, 2002
Chuck Rudolph
Matinee Magazine

Tolerate the silly and swoony story and allow yourself to drift away in the gorgeous Caleb Deschanel photography.

Full Review Source: Matinee Magazine | Original Score: short

April 28, 2001
Widgett Walls
Needcoffee.com

Laying it on a bit thick, am I? Don't worry, so does this film.

Full Review Source: Needcoffee.com | Original Score: 1.5/5

January 1, 2000
Harry Haun
Film Journal International

Have romantic dramas sunk so low that somebody would actually buy this bilge of goods?

Full Review Source: Film Journal International

January 1, 2000
Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com

Perhaps the most disappointing thing about Message in a Bottle is that it really could have turned out to be something.

Full Review Source: TheMovieReport.com | Original Score: 2.5/4

January 1, 2000
Dustin Putman
DustinPutman.com

It should have read, 'Memo to screenwriters: Use you brain!'

Full Review Source: DustinPutman.com | Original Score: 1.5/4

January 1, 2000
James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette

Next to this, the films of 'The Horse Whisperer' and 'The English Patient' could almost be mistaken for entries in the 'Die Hard' series.

Full Review Source: Kalamazoo Gazette

January 1, 2000
Ross Anthony
Hollywood Report Card

Just a Degree or Two Shy of True North

Full Review Source: Hollywood Report Card | Original Score: 2/4

January 1, 2000
David N. Butterworth
rec.arts.movies.reviews

Message in a Bottle bids Costner a return to his more romantic roots, but since he's in mourning throughout most of the picture, he slips into portraying The Carpenter.

Full Review Source: rec.arts.movies.reviews | Original Score: 2.5/4

January 1, 2000
Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
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Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: B

September 7, 2011
Jeanne Aufmuth
Palo Alto Weekly

| Original Score: 2/4

May 14, 2003
John R. McEwen
Film Quips Online

Full Review Source: Film Quips Online | Original Score: 4/5

February 8, 2003

Globe and Mail
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Full Review Source: Globe and Mail | Original Score: 1.5/4

March 22, 2002
Jim Chastain
Norman Transcript
March 12, 2001
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk

Full Review Source: Q Network Film Desk | Original Score: 2.5/4

February 27, 2001
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope

Full Review Source: Laramie Movie Scope | Original Score: 6/10

January 1, 2001
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