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Splash Reviews

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Top Critic
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
Cole Smithey
February 17, 2006
| Original Score: 2/5
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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
January 1, 2000
Its appeal is based almost entirely on regression -- a thematic regression to infancy and a stylistic regression to the most lulling kind of TV blandness.
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
July 30, 2002
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
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
James Rocchi
November 7, 2002
| Original Score: 3.5/5
Scott Weinberg
July 25, 2002
| Original Score: 5/5
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
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+
Heather Boerner
Common Sense Media
December 18, 2010
Fishy fairy tale the wrong hook on relationships.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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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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 Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
October 1, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
Bob Bloom
Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)
October 5, 2002
A wonderful, comic fantasy that helped launch Hanks to stardom.
| Original Score: 4/5
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
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
Susan Granger
June 1, 2005
| Original Score: 5/5
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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.
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal
August 22, 2003
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
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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