Moonstruck Reviews

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Gene Siskel
Chicago Tribune
February 7, 2014
You will not easily forget this incredibly robust family.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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Sheila Benson
Los Angeles Times
February 7, 2014
An American movie with foreign-film sensibilities, Moonstruck's depths come from their perfect balance of writing and direction.
Roger Hurlburt
South Florida Sun-Sentinel
February 7, 2014
Cher is simply wonderful, and the teaming with Cage an inspiration. The rest of the cast couldn't be better.
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Dave Kehr
Chicago Tribune
February 7, 2014
It isn't great art -- it`s too closely concentrated on immediate emotional effect for that -- but it is highly sophisticated craftsmanship.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Ben Yagoda
Philadelphia Daily News
February 7, 2014
No resistance could overcome the overfamiliarity of the situations in Moonstruck, the corniness of its dramaturgy or the banality of its message.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel
February 7, 2014
There's an old-fashioned romanticism about the picture, a sweet, gentle approach to love and family life. But this is kept from seeming sappy by the picture's tough-minded, almost abrasive sense of humor.
David Sterritt
Christian Science Monitor
February 7, 2014
Cher and Nicolas Cage have a ball in this ethnic comedy of manners, and there are moments of pure magic when moonlight does its romantic work.
Kate Stables
Total Film
February 7, 2014
This charming comedy show [Cher] at her warm and supple best.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer
February 7, 2014
Charming if erratic, Moonstruck is the unlikely marriage of undershirt-in- kitchen naturalism and urbane drawing-room farce.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures
October 14, 2013
It's sweet and harmless and very well meaning.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Bob Westal
Bullz-Eye.com
March 26, 2011
For all the emphasis on its leads, Moonstruck is a brilliantly cast ensemble piece and two smaller supporting roles deserve a special mention.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews
March 24, 2011
Wears its off-balance as a badge of pride. [Blu-ray]
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
March 4, 2011
A superior romantic comedy, with more than a touch of grace and warmth, and without resorting to the usual stupid romantic comedy clichés.
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Chris Nashawaty
Entertainment Weekly
February 10, 2011
Norman Jewison's tiramisu-sweet romantic comedy is passionate and profound.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
February 3, 2011
Norman Jewison's romantic comedy is likeable and amusing, featuring Oscar-winning turns from Cher and Olympia Dukakis
Full Review | Original Score: B+
S. Jhoanna Robledo
Common Sense Media
September 14, 2010
'80s romcom has mature themes; may not interest kids.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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TIME Magazine
February 2, 2009
John Patrick Shanley's witty, shapely script puts an octet of New Yorkers under a lunar-tuney spell one romantic night. Cher shines brightest of all.

Film4
May 23, 2008
A shamelessly exuberant affair in which love touches the young, the hurt and the middle-aged.
Angie Errigo
Empire Magazine
May 23, 2008
A wholesome, filling glimpse at what happens when people rediscover their appetite for love.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Variety Staff
Variety
May 23, 2008
Norman Jewison's film is a mostly appetizing blend of comedy and drama carried by snappy dialog and a wonderful ensemble full of familiar faces.
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