• PG-13, 2 hr. 5 min.
  • Drama
  • Directed By:
    Jonathan Demme
    In Theaters:
    Dec 22, 1993 Wide
    On DVD:
    Sep 9, 1997
  • Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

Opening

70% The Equalizer Sep 26
71% The Boxtrolls Sep 26
85% The Two Faces of January Sep 26
—— Two Night Stand Sep 26
91% Jimi: All Is by My Side Sep 26

Top Box Office

63% The Maze Runner $32.5M
66% A Walk Among the Tombstones $12.8M
43% This Is Where I Leave You $11.6M
11% No Good Deed $9.8M
71% Dolphin Tale 2 $8.9M
92% Guardians of the Galaxy $5.2M
20% Let's Be Cops $2.7M
19% Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles $2.7M
88% The Drop $2.1M
37% If I Stay $1.8M

Coming Soon

56% Men, Women & Children Oct 01
85% Gone Girl Oct 03
—— Annabelle Oct 03
67% The Good Lie Oct 03
—— 7500 Oct 03

Premieres Tonight

—— Chicago Fire: Season 3
—— Faking It: Season 2
—— Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Season 2
—— NCIS: Season 12
73% NCIS: New Orleans: Season 1
—— Person Of Interest: Season 4

New Episodes Tonight

—— Awkward: Season 4
—— Brickleberry: Season 3
50% Forever: Season 1
67% Matador: Season 1
75% The Mindy Project: Season 3
100% New Girl: Season 4
85% Sons of Anarchy: Season 7

Discuss Last Night's Shows

—— The Big Bang Theory: Season 8
—— The Blacklist: Season 2
71% Dallas: Season 3
50% Forever: Season 1
95% Gotham: Season 1
34% Scorpion: Season 1
—— Sleepy Hollow: Season 2
62% Under the Dome: Season 2

Philadelphia Reviews

Page 1 of 3
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium

Hollywood's effort to say Something Really Important about AIDS turns out to be a timid, gutless joke.

| Original Score: 2/5

November 1, 2002
Mark R. Leeper
rec.arts.movies.reviews

Full Review Source: rec.arts.movies.reviews | Original Score: 0 out of -4..+4

January 1, 2000
Desson Thomson
Washington Post
Top Critic IconTop Critic

This AIDS courtroom drama is so pumped full of nitrous oxide, you could get your teeth drilled on it.

Full Review Source: Washington Post

January 1, 2000
Keith Uhlich
Slant Magazine

In the guise of piety, Philadelphia panders to a perceived straight-male majority.

Full Review Source: Slant Magazine | Original Score: 2/4

November 6, 2004
James O'Ehley
Sci-Fi Movie Page

| Original Score: 2/5

July 10, 2003
Jurgen Fauth
About.com

| Original Score: 2/5

November 10, 2005
Neil Martin
Palo Alto Weekly

| Original Score: 2.5/4

May 20, 2003
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Overrated, but well intended. Intentions are not enough

| Original Score: 2/5

August 14, 2002
Luke Y. Thompson
New Times

Can't a movie make us feel sympathy for a gay character without having him die and spout opera cliches?

| Original Score: 2/5

December 13, 2002
Bill Chambers
Film Freak Central

Being under the PC microscope transforms Demme into the bastard offspring of Stanley Kramer and Norman Lear

| Original Score: 2/4

October 25, 2004
Scott Renshaw
rec.arts.movies.reviews

Phildelphia is a good idea, just not a particularly good film.

Full Review Source: rec.arts.movies.reviews | Original Score: 5/10

January 1, 2000
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

| Original Score: 4/5

July 29, 2002
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
Top Critic IconTop Critic

Philadelphia breaks no new dramatic ground ... And yet Philadelphia is quite a good film, on its own terms.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 3.5/4

January 1, 2000
James Berardinelli
ReelViews
Top Critic IconTop Critic

The story is timely and powerful, and the performances of Hanks and Washington assure that the characters will not immediately vanish into obscurity.

Full Review Source: ReelViews | Original Score: 3.5/4

January 1, 2000
James Rocchi
Netflix

Full Review Source: Netflix | Original Score: 4/5

November 7, 2002
Scott Weinberg
eFilmCritic.com

| Original Score: 4/5

July 25, 2002
Clint Morris
Moviehole

| Original Score: 4/5

May 6, 2005
Todd McCarthy
Variety
Top Critic IconTop Critic

[An] extremely well-made message picture about tolerance, justice and discrimination is pitched at mainstream audiences, befitting its position as the first major Hollywood film to directly tackle the disease.

Full Review Source: Variety

October 10, 2008
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com

| Original Score: 4/5

May 24, 2008
Heather Boerner
Common Sense Media

Moving, Oscared '90s drama fostered AIDS empathy.

Full Review Source: Common Sense Media | Original Score: 5/5

December 18, 2010
Page 1 of 3
Find us on:                     
Help | About | Jobs | Critics Submission | Press | API | Licensing | Mobile