Splash Reviews

July 3, 2018
Splash, an aquacade of myth and laughter, glimmers like moonlit tide. It's an enrapturing underwater romance pairing dry-lander Tom Hanks with mermaid Daryl Hannah (not an easy affair for a nonswimmer).
March 9, 2017
It's a rambunctious comedy, coming from director Ron Howard who, with his previous, wacky Night Shift, unarguably shows that beneath that Opie Taylor/Richie Cunningham persona, there's a wild and crazy spirit.
May 10, 2009
A romantic comedy that is as salty and bracing as a plunge in the surf.
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.
February 9, 2006
Howard demonstrates exactly the correct soft touch, skirting the myriad problems of taste.
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.
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.
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.