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Splash Reviews

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Rob Vaux
March 17, 2014
Line up a row of Howard's films and ask someone to choose. Chances are, their hands will fall to Splash as often as any other
Full Review | Original Score: B+
John Ferguson
Radio Times
February 10, 2014
This charming romantic comedy touched a chord with audiences around the world and propelled its stars Tom Hanks and Daryl Hannah, along with director Ron Howard, to Hollywood's front rank.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Heather Boerner
Common Sense Media
December 18, 2010
Fishy fairy tale the wrong hook on relationships.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Richard Schickel
TIME Magazine
May 10, 2009
A romantic comedy that is as salty and bracing as a plunge in the surf.

TV Guide
February 3, 2009
Director Ron Howard has a good sense of the whimsical, and his film is sweet and unpretentious, though somewhat ribald when one realizes the studio from whence it sprang.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Ian Freer
Empire Magazine
February 3, 2009
The movie that really showed Tom Hanks' promise as a deliverer of great comedy and heart-warming pathos.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Variety Staff
May 21, 2008
Although film is a bit uneven, production benefits from a tasty look, an airy tone, and a delectable, unblemished performance from Hannah.
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
May 26, 2006
Hannah does wonders with her thankless job, flitting tiny moments of joy and confusion across her face.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Time Out
February 9, 2006
Howard demonstrates exactly the correct soft touch, skirting the myriad problems of taste.
Pete Vonder Haar
Film Threat
October 28, 2005
It's all been downhill from here for Ron Howard
| Original Score: 4/5
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
October 23, 2004
It's too bad the relentlessly conventional minds that made this movie couldn't have made the leap from sitcom to comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Sarah Chauncey
June 4, 2004
Very dated, but still fun
| Original Score: 3/5
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
April 29, 2004
Splash is a light-hearted comedy directed by Ron Howard that sparkles here and there thanks to its fairy tale elements.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
March 28, 2004
Splash is probably the ultimate fish-out-of-water film, primarily because it literally features a fish out of water.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
March 25, 2004
The movie is cute, light, and fluffy, perhaps not the laugh-fest I had remembered but enough to get by.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Pete Croatto
March 21, 2004
ideal Sunday afternoon entertainment
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5

May 24, 2003
It's also very funny, thanks largely to Candy in the lecherous fat sidekick role, and a string of set pieces that show Hannah as, quite literally, a fish out of water.
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
May 20, 2003
Splash may feature a heroine with fins, but it's mostly a standard love story, albeit one with some delightful new twists.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
Alex Sandell
Juicy Cerebellum
March 4, 2003
Overlong, but makes a comedic 'splash' anyway.
| Original Score: 3/5
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium
January 14, 2003
A sweet good-hearted romance, and the first real sign that both star and director were here to stay.
| Original Score: 3/5
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