• PG-13, 2 hr. 4 min.
  • Drama, Romance
  • Directed By:    Jon Avnet
  • In Theaters:    Mar 1, 1996 Wide
  • On DVD:    Sep 7, 1999

Up Close & Personal Reviews

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Gene Siskel
Chicago Tribune
Top Critic
January 16, 2013

Is it worse as a love story or as a drama about the sorry state of television news? The answer: It's a tie.

Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Charles Cassady
Common Sense Media
December 15, 2010

Glitz! Glamour! Love! TV news ethics?

Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Chuck O'Leary
Fantastica Daily
January 23, 2006

A perfectly respectable effort, but with all the talent involved it could have been better.

| Original Score: 6/10
Daniel Eagan
Film Journal International
April 29, 2005

Bland TV expose loosely based on the life of Jessica Savitch

| Original Score: 2/5
Scott Weinberg
eFilmCritic.com
April 17, 2005

Final proof that "based on actual events" means absolutely nothing.

| Original Score: 2/5
Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com
December 28, 2004

There is no real sexual tension between [Pfeiffer and Redford] from the get-go, so when they finally do get together, it feels forced, ungenuine.

Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Clint Morris
Moviehole
April 27, 2003

It doesn't get anymore romantic than this

| Original Score: 3/5
Gerry Shamray
Your Movies (cleveland.com)
February 7, 2003

Serious flick that feels more like a satire of a Robert Redford film.

| Original Score: 2/5
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
August 22, 2002

Love story about two soul-mates who are willing to do whatever it takes to enable the other to shine.

Mike Clark
USA Today
Top Critic
January 1, 2000

This is one of those untaxing time-killers where you spend a lot of time pondering which of its actress's changing hairstyles you like best.

| Original Score: 2.5/4
Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
Top Critic
September 7, 2011

Full Review | Original Score: C
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
August 5, 2005

| Original Score: 2/5
Daniel M. Kimmel
Worcester Telegram & Gazette
March 24, 2005

| Original Score: 2/5
Sarah Chauncey
Reel.com
June 4, 2004

| Original Score: 1/5
Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
April 7, 2004

| Original Score: 3/5
Mike McGranaghan
Aisle Seat
April 4, 2004

| Original Score: 3/5
Brian J. Arthurs
Beach Reporter (Southern California)
December 18, 2003

| Original Score: 2/5
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
October 15, 2003

| Original Score: 2/5
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal
October 10, 2003

| Original Score: 2/5
Dragan Antulov
rec.arts.movies.reviews
June 5, 2003

Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
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