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A solid remake of the old version. I love the original, but this is a sweet modern remake-- with a different overall feel. Ormond makes a fabulous awkward woman-child turned awkward sophisticate. Sabrina's always been at heart a bit of a preachy character but Ormond pulls off those preachy moments nicely without seeming like a lecture. Harrison ford is charming as usual, even when he should be considered dispicable-- he makes a fantastic Linus.
Not as good as Billy Wilder's but still a "not bad" remake of a classic. If you don't miss the shining Audrey Hepburn, the most bothering thing in this film is imagining Harrison Ford as Linus Larrabee instead of the Great Humphrey Bogart.
I love this movie. It is so much better than the 1954 version. Don't get me wrong Audrey Heburn was a amazing but to say there was no chemistry between her and Bograt is an understand statement. Harrison Ford and Julia Ormond have a better chemistry. I love the mom, Maude and the parents of Julia. They are great!!!
Far better than the original. The actors are much more invested. As big a Bogart fan as I am, he really didn't care about that film. Harrison Ford gives his usual great performance and Julia Ormond is nothing short of dazzling. Romantic and fully entertaining.
I was pleased to come across this on Netflix as I wanted to see the remake - a very good remake and kept to the story well - Harrison ford is good but he's no bogart - not as good as the original but still well done
Remake of the Audrey Hepburn starring original, which is already dodgy because any remake of an Audrey Hepburn film is hard for anyone to accept. The film is also quite dull and although it's a modernised version, it is much less appealing than the original, with an even slower beginning and a more sloppy romance.
Note that I watched this version before I saw the original. I thought it was fantastic. I watched it over and over again because Harrison Ford wasn't only making Sabrina fall in love with him but I was falling in love with him... again. Then I saw the original. This version is still very strong with the cast on it's own and of course the score (John Williams!!) but nothing compares to the acting in the original. Also in this version there is more character development of minor characters, such as Elizabeth Tyson. And after seeing the original I FINALLY get the line "It was all about a piece of plastic." Nice touch. So over all great stand alone film, but when compared to the original it's just OK.
As great as Ormond and Ford can be, they are not suited to replace Hepburn and Bogart in these particular roles. While revisioning classics is fair, the original's conservatism of plot does not translate well into modern filmmaking, even on the part of Pollack.