You will not easily forget this incredibly robust family.
| Original Score: 4/4
An American movie with foreign-film sensibilities, Moonstruck's depths come from their perfect balance of writing and direction.
Cher is simply wonderful, and the teaming with Cage an inspiration. The rest of the cast couldn't be better.
It isn't great art -- it`s too closely concentrated on immediate emotional effect for that -- but it is highly sophisticated craftsmanship.
| Original Score: 3/4
No resistance could overcome the overfamiliarity of the situations in Moonstruck, the corniness of its dramaturgy or the banality of its message.
| Original Score: 1/4
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.
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.
This charming comedy show [Cher] at her warm and supple best.
| Original Score: 4/5
Charming if erratic, Moonstruck is the unlikely marriage of undershirt-in- kitchen naturalism and urbane drawing-room farce.
It's sweet and harmless and very well meaning.
| Original Score: 3/5
For all the emphasis on its leads, Moonstruck is a brilliantly cast ensemble piece and two smaller supporting roles deserve a special mention.
| Original Score: 4.5/5
Wears its off-balance as a badge of pride. [Blu-ray]
A superior romantic comedy, with more than a touch of grace and warmth, and without resorting to the usual stupid romantic comedy clichés.
Norman Jewison's tiramisu-sweet romantic comedy is passionate and profound.
| Original Score: A-
Norman Jewison's romantic comedy is likeable and amusing, featuring Oscar-winning turns from Cher and Olympia Dukakis
| Original Score: B+
'80s romcom has mature themes; may not interest kids.
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.
A shamelessly exuberant affair in which love touches the young, the hurt and the middle-aged.
A wholesome, filling glimpse at what happens when people rediscover their appetite for love.
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.