When Harry Met Sally (1989) - Rotten Tomatoes

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When Harry Met Sally (1989)



Critic Consensus: Rob Reiner's touching, funny film set a new standard for romantic comedies, and he was ably abetted by the sharp interplay between Billy Crystal and Meg Ryan.

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Does sex make it impossible for men and women to be true friends? This romantic comedy chronicles this dilemma through the eleven year relationship between Harry and Sally who meet in college, then pursue their own lives until they reconnect ten years later.

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Critic Reviews for When Harry Met Sally

All Critics (67) | Top Critics (15)

When Harry Met Sally is a beautiful, brainy, touching and lilting romantic comedy that should touch the heartstrings of lovers and those yearning to be in love everywhere.

July 18, 2018 | Full Review…

Reiner wants to maintain the sitcom sense of comfort and familiarity; he creates types that we somehow already know, slightly out-of-focus images in which we can see ourselves and our friends.

July 30, 2013 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

When Harry Met Sally pleasantly affirms the institution of marriage while showing how difficult it is to achieve a lasting one.

July 30, 2013 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

The summer's uncorseted, unqualified delight.

July 30, 2013 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

If you love vintage Woody Allen, you'll like the nouveau Rob Reiner.

July 30, 2013 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

During the slow passages, I wondered to what extent the film's creators are aware of its Woodyisms, and to what degree they feel guilty about ripping Allen off.

July 30, 2013 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for When Harry Met Sally


Ephron's screenplay is marvelous, deliciously funny and deserving of every award - and much of the improvised dialogue in several moments fits so perfectly that they seem scripted -, but what makes the movie even more adorable is the chemistry between Crystal and Ryan.

Carlos Magalhães
Carlos Magalhães

Super Reviewer

Funny, charming and cleverly loveable. When Harry Met Sally... is an endearing romantic comedy with an interesting script and hilarious performances from Billy Crystal & Meg Ryan. The film's flawless blend of love and laughter is a standard held high to this day for all "rom-coms". 5/5

Eugene Bernabe
Eugene Bernabe

Super Reviewer

Its like the late 80's version of 500 days of summer or vice versa. Its fun and cute. It can be placed on as some of the best romantic films of our time.

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