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Sleepless in Seattle Reviews

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Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
January 2, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
Cole Smithey
December 9, 2007
So overrated.
| Original Score: 2/5
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
February 2, 2009
If one can ignore all the straining for lightness here, this is watchable enough, though hardly anything resembling a tearjerker.
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
April 10, 2003
| Original Score: 2/5
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Richard Schickel
TIME Magazine
February 2, 2009
Mostly, Sleepless in Seattle leaves you feeling restless in the audience.
Chuck O'Leary
Fantastica Daily
September 1, 2005
Seems too precalculated to be charming and magical, and consequently ends up being overly cute.
| Original Score: 2/5
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Brian Lowry
July 22, 2008
Ephron and fellow writers Jeff Arch and David S. Ward have conspired to make Sleepless in Seattle as purposefully schmaltzy as one can imagine, in a manner that's almost cynical.
Eugene Novikov
Film Blather
January 1, 2000
Nora Ephron botched Sleepless in Seattle, a hollow, boring romance that should appeal only to the most gullible of viewers; the ones willing to buy into Ephron's whiny views of life and romance.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
David Bezanson
August 21, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle
January 1, 2000
Sleepless in Seattle is hopelessly romantic.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Stephen Farber
January 9, 2002
Nora Ephron's Sleepless in Seattle is a throwback to the sexless romantic comedies of the 1930s.
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: C
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Entertainment Weekly
June 25, 1993
Full Review | Original Score: C
Common Sense Media Editors
Common Sense Media
January 1, 2011
A fairy tale that even teens can enjoy.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
Sleepless in Seattle is as ephemeral as a talk show, as contrived as the late show, and yet so warm and gentle I smiled the whole way through.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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James Berardinelli
January 1, 2000
This is a dreamy, romantic fantasy whose mood falls somewhere between magic and reality.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
August 22, 2002
Overrated but still cute love story.
| Original Score: 4/5
James Rocchi
November 7, 2002
This is essentially a romance involving two people on different coasts, but Hanks and Ryan and Director Ephron's screenplay make it work, along with some very nice supporting performances.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Scott Weinberg
July 26, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
Mark R. Leeper
January 1, 2000
While the plot is sentimental and a little sticky, the dialogue is a lot of fun and often very witty and insightful.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/8
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