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Groundhog Day Reviews

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Randy White
Common Sense Media
January 2, 2011
A witty, sarcastic take on redemption.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews
February 22, 2009
A memorable comedy for the ages, Groundhog Day digs deeper than most magic-realist comedies... [Blu-ray]
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Ian Nathan
Empire Magazine
February 2, 2009
Comic perfection.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
February 2, 2009
Considering that none of the characters is fresh or interesting, it's a commendable achievement that the quality of the storytelling alone keeps the movie watchable and likable.
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
October 18, 2008
[A] great American comedy.
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Richard Corliss
TIME Magazine
October 5, 2008
[Murray] carries Groundhog Day with his uniquely frittery nonchalance and makes the movie a comic time warp anyone should be happy to get stuck in.

TV Guide
October 5, 2008
An immensely enjoyable fable...
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Richard Natale
October 5, 2008
Ramis' direction is often too cool and restrained. He wisely avoids playing into the tale's underlying sentimentality.

October 5, 2008
As well as a perfect star vehicle, the film is a brilliant analysis of the implications of the film's simple conceit.
Kent Turner
January 29, 2008
The film endures largely because of the appeal of both its story line and the cast.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Nick Davis
Nick's Flick Picks
November 12, 2007
The movie deserves its fans, earns our respect, delivers richly on its initial promises if not always on its greater ones, and rewards multiple viewings, even as it carries a built-in joke about the typical shelf-life of repeated experience.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Michael Booth
Denver Post
August 18, 2007
Since arriving as a mild success in 1993, Groundhog Day has gradually achieved the status of beloved. The American Film Institute rates it No.34 on its list of all-time funniest movies, and it's a story that bears frequent repeat viewings.
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
February 9, 2006
Ramis directs this surreal suburban fantasy with an admirably light touch, revelling in its absurd repetitions, surprising us with narrative ellipses, and allowing Murray ample space to indulge his special mix of sarcasm and smarm.
Ross Anthony
Hollywood Report Card
October 25, 2005
This is a beautiful film. On the surface, a rolling ball, a silly comedy, a farce even. But a closer look, a closer look, reveals a beauty easily not seen.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Staci Layne Wilson
January 1, 2005
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Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star
November 26, 2004
A blazingly imaginative experience.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Michael Dequina
January 2, 2004
A marginal success, but it could have been a complete one if the people behind the camera did as good a job as those in front of it.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
May 20, 2003
Mr. Murray is back in top form with a clever, varied role that draws upon the full range of his talents.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
March 23, 2003
This is one of the best comedies I have ever seen.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
January 30, 2003
Ramis respects his audience's intelligence every step of the way. No plot point is overexplained, and when the film touches on the spiritual, it becomes neither soppy nor dogmatic.
Full Review| Original Score: 4/4
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