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When Harry Met Sally Reviews

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Glenn Heath Jr.
Little White Lies
December 11, 2015
Cynically lovely and a whip smart archetype for the modern rom-com.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Ian Nathan
Empire Magazine
December 10, 2015
Ephron's tart, grown-up script examines the inevitably of love finding a way despite the fight put up by this famous pair of snappy New Yorkers.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Peter Bradshaw
Guardian
December 10, 2015
Still a treat.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Nikki Baughan
The List
December 7, 2015
While it may be packed with whip-smart, endlessly quotable dialogue and laugh-out-loud moments, its enduring popularity undoubtedly stems from the fact that it has genuine heart.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Hilary Mantel
The Spectator
July 28, 2015
This film is your Christmas treat, and unless you die of a seasonal surfeit it will take you into the New Year laughing out loud.
Kate Muir
Times (UK)
January 1, 2015
Quite possibly the greatest romantic comedy since Some Like It Hot.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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Dave Kehr
Chicago Tribune
July 30, 2013
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Gene Siskel
Chicago Tribune
July 30, 2013
When Harry Met Sally pleasantly affirms the institution of marriage while showing how difficult it is to achieve a lasting one.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
David Sterritt
Christian Science Monitor
July 30, 2013
Reiner and his stars, Billy Crystal and Meg Ryan, are better at displaying the foibles of human natures than exploring them.
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Sheila Benson
Los Angeles Times
July 30, 2013
The summer's uncorseted, unqualified delight.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Candice Russell
South Florida Sun-Sentinel
July 30, 2013
As played winningly by Billy Crystal and Meg Ryan, there is a quirky chemistry created in their offbeat pairing.
Kate Stables
Total Film
July 30, 2013
What knocks it out of the park is the combination of Ephron's insights and Reiner's matchless comic chops.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Robin Karney
Radio Times
July 30, 2013
The fake-orgasm-in-a-deli set piece propelled Ryan into stratospheric stardom, but there are numerous other pleasures to be found in Nora Ephron's Oscar-nominated screenplay and Rob Reiner's astute direction.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Gary Thompson
Philadelphia Daily News
July 30, 2013
When Harry Met Sally is funny and likable, but it will be a torture chamber for anxious singles.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer
July 30, 2013
If you love vintage Woody Allen, you'll like the nouveau Rob Reiner.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel
July 30, 2013
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Ralph Novak
People Magazine
July 30, 2013
By the end, when everyone should be rooting for Crystal and Ryan to get together, the whole enterprise has long since soured.
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
October 10, 2012
...a better-than-average romantic comedy that remains just as relevant now as it did in 1989...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Brian Orndorf
BrianOrndorf.com
August 26, 2009
Sally is special lightning-in-a-bottle stuff that every member of the production has spent precious years of their lives trying to recreate, but always failing miserably.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
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Richard Corliss
TIME Magazine
February 3, 2009
ike Harry and Sally, the movie is hardworking, spot on; it winepresses its conversation into epigrams.
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