Sleepless in Seattle Reviews

January 25, 2019
Sleepless In Seattle balances romance and realism by giving its central characters two different but equally pragmatic philosophies on love.
January 25, 2019
"Sleepless in Seattle" (citywide), a real charmer, is a romantic comedy about an ultimate long-distance relationship. Emphasize "romantic." Emphasize "comedy." It delivers both.
March 20, 2018
Self-consciousness infects Nora Ephron's sweet but perilously thin love story, Sleepless in Seattle...such are the perils of these postmodernist times: even our love stories feed off borrowed emotion.
February 13, 2014
A movie to which director and co-writer Nora Ephron brought her terrific flair, wit and nous, although she propagates the terrifying fallacy that a widower makes a wonderful romantic catch.
September 7, 2011
Don't get me wrong: I have no objection to shamelessly corny love stories that make you well up with tearful joy. I just don't like it when the movie does the welling up for you.
February 2, 2009
Mostly, Sleepless in Seattle leaves you feeling restless in the audience.
February 2, 2009
If one can ignore all the straining for lightness here, this is watchable enough, though hardly anything resembling a tearjerker.
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.
August 26, 2006
It's easily the hippest, frankest and funniest date movie around.
February 9, 2006
The schmaltzy soundtrack is overdone, but cameraman Sven Nykvist wraps it all up in an appropriately warm glow.
May 20, 2003
Nora Ephron's Sleepless in Seattle is a feather-light romantic comedy about two lovers who meet for the first time in the last reel. It's a stunt, but it's a stunt that works far more effectively than anybody in his right mind has reason to expect.
August 22, 2002
Overrated but still cute love story.
April 17, 2001
Ryan and Hanks, even apart, have the chemistry to make a very agreeable entertainment.
January 1, 2000
This is a dreamy, romantic fantasy whose mood falls somewhere between magic and reality.
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.
January 1, 2000
We fall -- and I think a lot of people will fall hard for this movie -- even though we know we shouldn't.
January 1, 2000
Not one of the cleverer rom-coms of this ilk... but sweet and touching nevertheless and Tom Hanks is always watchable.
January 1, 2000
Sleepless in Seattle is hopelessly romantic.
January 1, 2000
A quick check of the exiting audience found many smiling -- and still clutching tissues.
June 25, 1993
[Ephron] gets the corn without the smolder.