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Sabrina Reviews

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Carly Kocurek
Common Sense Media
January 1, 2011
Uneven remake, still a sweet story.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Richard Schickel
TIME Magazine
February 3, 2009
We remain outside the fourth wall looking in but are never drawn in; bemused perhaps, even agreeably complaisant, but never entirely amused.
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Todd McCarthy
February 3, 2009
This new Sabrina is more fizzle than fizz.
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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
February 3, 2009
Sydney Pollack directs with the sort of polish that was easy to take for granted two decades ago but almost looked like classicism in 1995.
Cynthia Fuchs
Philadelphia City Paper
October 18, 2008
Ormand and Ford, who are actually okay, have the impossible tasks of following Wilder's perfect players, Audrey Hepburn and Humphrey Bogart.
Christine James
Boxoffice Magazine
October 18, 2008
Ugly-duckling-into-swan stories are fun, but the lead characters here lack the charisma to make this romantic comedy sufficiently believable or engaging.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5

TV Guide
May 27, 2008
Not, as some reviewers claimed, a mediocre reworking of a Hollywood classic, but a truly lousy reworking of a Billy Wilder misfire.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4

May 27, 2008
A flaccid remake of the classic 1954 romantic comedy.
Emanuel Levy
September 18, 2007
It's hard to imagine any actress today reprising Audrey Hepburn's graceful charm, but British newcomer Julia Ormond is a particularly bad choice and Harrison Ford ain't Bogey, either. Add the film to long list of unnecessary remakes.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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Derek Adams
Time Out
June 24, 2006
Ormond's face is certainly not hard to gaze at, but she looks so often ill at ease that her 'confident' gay smiles suggest, inappropriately, some masked pyschological distress.
Michael Dequina
Film Threat
December 6, 2005
A lovely, underrated update...
| Original Score: 4/5
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
May 7, 2005
See the original.
| Original Score: 2/5
James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette
March 11, 2005
Pleasing remake with a strong cast and a classy script
| Original Score: 4/5
Michael Dequina
August 7, 2004
Retains all the wit and charm that made the original such a winner.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
July 11, 2004
watchable but clunky
| Original Score: 3/5
Kevin A. Ranson
January 2, 2004
Not quite up to the original.
| Original Score: 3/5
Alex Sandell
Juicy Cerebellum
December 1, 2003
Not a bad remake.
| Original Score: 3/5
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
May 20, 2003
Blossoming into radiant color, this film has picture-postcard charms that the black-and-white earlier version could only hint at.
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
March 27, 2003
A very effective updating of an old rags-to-riches tale, being careful not to suggest that a woman needs to find a rich man in order to be happy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
February 2, 2003
Go rent the Billy Wilder version and see how this should be done!
| Original Score: 2/5
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