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Groundhog Day Reviews

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
February 3, 2015
...the film's forgettable, padded-out nature confirms its place as a promising yet disposable high-concept comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Chuck O'Leary
Fantastica Daily
October 9, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
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
Randy White
Common Sense Media
January 2, 2011
A witty, sarcastic take on redemption.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
The film is lovable and sweet.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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James Berardinelli
January 1, 2000
This movie has all the qualities necessary to be a crowd-pleaser: likable characters, charismatic performers, a strong, capably-executed premise, and lots of laughs.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star
November 26, 2004
A blazingly imaginative experience.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
James Rocchi
November 7, 2002
Romantic, thoughtful and packed with incredibly hilarious moments for the entire cast, Groundhog Day is one of the best comedies that the past twenty years have produced.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
February 3, 2015
The day is not a redo; it's a "one more."
Full Review | Original Score: 10/10
Stephen Hunter
Baltimore Sun
May 6, 2013
The movie is expertly calculated to derive maximum comic energy from Bill Murray's great, deadpan mug and his drop-dead I'm-not-impressed line readings.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Clint Morris
Film Threat
May 6, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
Mark R. Leeper
January 1, 2000
Ramis has an intriguing premise taken just about as far as it could be taken. It is pleasant but not particularly deep.
Full Review | Original Score: high +1 out of -4..+4
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
June 12, 2014
Precise and smart and fussed over without feeling fussy.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
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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.
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
May 14, 2015
When it comes to existential drama comedies about self realizations in a fantastic setting, [it] is right up there with films like "Her" and "Eternal Sunshine."
Staci Layne Wilson
January 1, 2005
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Kevin Harley
Total Film
May 6, 2013
MacDowell was never more convincing and Chris Elliott is a dry delight as her lens-man. Murray and movie, meanwhile, are a mutual godsend: Groundhog Day rescued his career from calcifying in self-caricature.
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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.
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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