Murphy's Romance - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Murphy's Romance Reviews

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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.
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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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Variety Staff
Variety
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.
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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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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