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When Harry Met Sally Reviews

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Dave Kehr
Chicago Tribune
July 30, 2013
Reiner wants to maintain the sitcom sense of comfort and familiarity; he creates types that we somehow already know, slightly out-of-focus images in which we can see ourselves and our friends.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Gene Siskel
Chicago Tribune
July 30, 2013
When Harry Met Sally pleasantly affirms the institution of marriage while showing how difficult it is to achieve a lasting one.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Sheila Benson
Los Angeles Times
July 30, 2013
The summer's uncorseted, unqualified delight.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer
July 30, 2013
If you love vintage Woody Allen, you'll like the nouveau Rob Reiner.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel
July 30, 2013
During the slow passages, I wondered to what extent the film's creators are aware of its Woodyisms, and to what degree they feel guilty about ripping Allen off.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Richard Corliss
TIME Magazine
February 3, 2009
ike Harry and Sally, the movie is hardworking, spot on; it winepresses its conversation into epigrams.
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
April 1, 2008
Fans of Billy Crystal's amphibian qualities may be amused, but the rest of us have to contend with a slavish Woody Allen imitation.
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Variety Staff
Variety
April 1, 2008
Rob Reiner directs with deftness and sincerity, making the material seem more engaging than it is, at least until the plot machanics begin to unwind and the film starts to seem shapeless.
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
June 24, 2006
Reiner clearly likes his characters, and elicits sturdy performances from a proficient cast (Kirby and Fisher are especially fine as friends and confidants to the pair).
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Caryn James
New York Times
May 20, 2003
What Harry and Sally do -- the true focus of this often funny but amazingly hollow film -- is saunter through the romanticized lives of intelligent, successful, neurotic New Yorkers.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
May 12, 2001
A ravishing, romantic lark brimming over with style, intelligence and flashing wit.
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Rita Kempley
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
When Harry Met Sally... is a sweet, embraceable comedy, a moonstruck Manhattan romance that, like a Gershwin tune, turns the sighs and glances, the spats and reconciliations, all the cliches of the heart into infectious melody.
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
What makes it special, apart from the Ephron screenplay, is the chemistry between Crystal and Ryan.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
January 1, 2000
Offers an often humorous, occasionally poignant view of men, women, sex, love, and friendship.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4