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Sabrina Reviews

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½ October 17, 2017
Fantastic costume and set design!
July 6, 2017
Pretty good movie! The only complaint I had was that it was very simple. But, that's to be expected from a rom com! The movie had good acting and it was very well paced and very entertaining. I do wish Audrey Hepburn's character had more of a personality though. It just seemed like they made an empty character who was solely focused on a crush.
June 16, 2017
My favorite film of all time.
Super Reviewer
½ May 23, 2017
Hepburn plays Cinderella, and rarely has a better casting choice been made, if ever. Her lightness is a joy to behold. But Bogie, as her Prince waiting in the wings is simply too old for the role - he looks like her grandfather - and the whole effort drags at the side of the road due to this oversized elephant in the room.
February 21, 2017
Ever since I was a little girl being named after this movie has not only made me interested in this film but also made me love it.
Super Reviewer
½ December 23, 2016
An amusing romantic comedy with great dialogue and a sweet Cinderella feel to it, but still the plot is not so original and there is a glaring lack of chemistry between Hepburn and Bogart, who is also clearly miscast and seems too old for the role.
December 7, 2016
Billy Wilder, Humphrey Bogart, Audrey Hepburn, William Holden... How can you go wrong?! On Blu-ray.
September 27, 2016
Very good movie. Well acted. Hepburn is beautiful in movie.
August 4, 2016
Sabrina (Audrey Hepburn) is the daughter of a chauffeur and she's helplessly smitten with the caddish son (William Holden) of her father's employer. He hardly knows that she exists, but he changes his mind once she returns from a Parisian finishing school with poise and glamour to spare. The more serious-minded member of the family (Humphrey Bogart), wary of how his brother's wandering eye gets the family name in trouble, immediately plans to seduce Sabrina and then ship her off to Europe with purchased silence. However, considering that this is a romantic comedy co-written and directed by Billy Wilder, things don't work out exactly how anyone plans it. Sabrina is a hair shy of being a perennial classic along the lines of Wilder efforts like Some Like It Hot or Sunset Boulevard, but it's an affable movie that solidified Audrey Hepburn's status as a leading lady. I found the whole thing very easy to like.
June 27, 2016
The best of the past.
May 25, 2016
The chemistry between actors is one of the most important ingredients in love stories and it was definitely not that great between Bogart and Hepburn in this one. That said, the movie is still surprisingly enjoyable, because it's so well made.
½ May 18, 2016
The Larrabees are a wealthy family, living in a palatial estate on Long Island. Oldest brother Linus (played by Humphrey Bogart) is the formal, dour businessman, running the family company. David (William Holden) is a playboy. Among the staff living on the estate is the family chauffeur, Thomas Fairchild (John Williams), and his shy, awkward, plain daughter, Sabrina (Audrey Hepburn). Sabrina has had a crush on David for most of her life but he has hardly noticed her. Sabrina goes to study in Paris and comes back, two years later, a changed woman. She's sophisticated and beautiful and soon catches David's eye. However, David is engaged to Elizabeth Tyson (Martha Hyer), the daughter of a business mogul whose company Linus wants to merge with that of the Larrabees. If Sabrina wrecks the David-Elizabeth relationship it would likely spell the end of the business merger. Linus sets out to prevent Sabrina from getting in the way but in the process falls for her himself.

Directed by one of the all-time greats, Billy Wilder, and starring Humphrey Bogart, Audrey Hepburn and William Holden this movie oozes class and style.

Substance is in shorter supply, however.

Plot is charming though a bit clumsy and not entirely solid. Some elements were too convenient or too contrived. Bogart and Holden were too old for their roles and Bogart seems overly stiff as Linus.

However, Audrey Hepburn more than makes up for this, bringing beauty, sweetness, charm and elegance and lighting up the screen.

Overall, a good romantic-drama, but hardly a classic.
½ March 14, 2016
Deserving of classic status just as a vehicle for Audrey Hepburn, at her most beguiling. Unfortunately, she has little chemistry with Bogart, who seems far too old for a plausible romance. And despite being written and directed by Billy Wilder, it's a little dull.
February 17, 2016
Sabrina is such a charming and beautiful to look at movie. It is definitely too predictable and lacks substance plus the chemistry between the duo should have been stronger, but the humor is so good, the romance is so sweet and the performances from Bogart, Holden and Hepburn are all terrific leading to a heartwarming, effervescent and an absolutely delightful romantic comedy.
½ December 20, 2015
Audrey Hepburn is at her stunning best in this gentle and easy to watch romantic comedy. Humphrey Bogart is so believable with a face that is etched with Character and is able to play the role of the middle aged businessman who has been too busy to find love so well. Seeing William Holden as the dashing young man is just so different from the man who stars several decades later in the towering inferno. Hard to imagine that Bogart was only 2 years away from his death from a smoking related oesophageal lung cancer when this movie opened. Then again..... EVERYONE is a smoker in this film!
October 25, 2015
A light-hearted romantic comedy with a slightly callous undertone. Adurey Hepburn is Sabrina, the young-adult daughter of the chauffeur to the wealthy Larabee family. Since she was a little girl, she's had a crush on David Larabee (William Holden), the younger, dilettante brother. When David, who is engaged to the heiress of plastics company with which the Larabee company wants to merge, notices that Sabrina has grown into a beautiful young woman, older brother Linus (Humphrey Bogart) steps in to save the wedding and the merger by pretending to woo Sabrina. It's just business. Things go astray when Linus is a bit too good at his job.

Although I'd have to say the casting of Bogart and Holden as brothers isn't really believable, the dialogue is snappy and witty and, for an older movie, the pacing is brisk. Excellent cinematography throughout.
July 29, 2015
It doesn't try too hard, which makes it all the more pleasent to watch. It's funny, has Humphrey Bogart, and brings original rom-com to life.
May 31, 2015
Beautiful romantic comedy with the most beautiful acress.
March 31, 2015
My favorite Audrey Hepburn movie (so far).
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