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Sabrina Reviews

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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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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
Variety
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.
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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.
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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.
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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
May 12, 2001
Ford looks as stiff and old hat as his homburg.
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Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
February 13, 2001
Proves too flimsy of a reed to be successfully replanted.
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Susan Wloszczyna
USA Today
January 1, 2000
Sydney Pollack miraculously almost pulls off his updated homage simply by choosing well and popping enough champagne corks to make us believe the wealthy are still glamorous despite Donald Trump.
| Original Score: 3/4
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
Never evokes the sweet allure of Billy Wilder's original film.
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Rita Kempley
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
The remake, alas, must mask its failings with Julia Ormond's toothsomeness, Pollack's poky pacing and the uninspired scribblings of writers Barbara Benedek and David Rayfiel.
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Edward Guthmann
San Francisco Chronicle
January 1, 2000
A warm and clever romantic comedy that stands on its own and offers a good time for two hours -- despite its myriad implausibilities.
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
January 1, 2000
Despite the unambitious, formula-driven plot, wonderful performances by Julia Ormond and, especially, Harrison Ford keep this remake afloat.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Andy Spletzer
Film.com
January 1, 2000
Has a level of complexity rare in contemporary Hollywood.
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
Just as satisfying, if not as dry and cynical, as the original.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Susan Stark
Detroit News
January 1, 2000
Polished, classy
| Original Score: 3/4
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Sean P. Means
Film.com
January 1, 2000
A light fairy-tale, sweet and charming.
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Entertainment Weekly
December 15, 1995
Full Review | Original Score: B+