Murphy's Romance - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Murphy's Romance Reviews

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Variety Staff
March 26, 2009
Unfortunately, this sweet and homey picture which casts two very decent actors (Sally Field and James Garner) in two very decent roles, falls far short of compelling filmmaking.
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Derek Adams
Time Out
February 9, 2006
A depressing barometer of contemporary Hollywood.
Thomas Delapa
Boulder Weekly
April 21, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
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Vincent Canby
New York Times
May 20, 2003
Mr. Garner and Miss Field are able comic actors, but they can't be much better than the corny material, the occasional one-liners and an overall sunniness that refuses to set.
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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
February 29, 2016
The picture just lumbers along, lightly propelled by a series of contrived conflicts ... and anecdotal observations that don't add up to much.
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Rita Kempley
Washington Post
February 29, 2016
Martin Ritt directs the screenplay by Harriet Frank Jr. and Irving Ravetch, who cross the country wisdom of Tennessee Ernie Ford with the stale wit of the Johnny Carson joke team.

TV Guide
February 29, 2016
Director Martin Ritt and screenwriters Harriet Frank, Jr., and Irving Ravetch rely too heavily on little vignette sequences to move the narrative, a technique that quickly becomes tedious and predictable.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
"Murphy's Romance" takes a whole movie to arrive at the conclusion that takes us two minutes, but that doesn't mean this is a predictable movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
September 3, 2004
| Original Score: 4/5
Scott Weinberg
July 25, 2002
Amiable light rom-com.
| Original Score: 3/5
Renee Schonfeld
Common Sense Media
May 31, 2016
Winning, sweet-natured '80s romcom has profanity.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Frank Ochieng
Movie Eye
June 3, 2004
A quirky May-December romancer that's subtle and low key in its sweetness. Garner and Field make for an unlikely romantic tandem
| Original Score: 4/5
Staci Layne Wilson
Fantastica Daily
April 12, 2006
| Original Score: 4/5
MaryAnn Johanson
Apollo Guide
March 22, 2001
| Original Score: 81/100
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
January 15, 2002
A delightful romantic comedy about a widower and a single parent who learn to listen once again to the promptings of the hearts when love surprises them.
Rob Blackwelder
August 16, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
November 15, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
Daniel M. Kimmel
Worcester Telegram & Gazette
February 8, 2004
| Original Score: 3/5
Josh Gilchrist
Billings Outpost (Montana)
January 21, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion
May 6, 2004
| Original Score: 3/5
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