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While You Were Sleeping Reviews

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Dennis King
Tulsa World
December 12, 2014
It's practically certain to lull moviegoers into a pleasant state of dreamy bliss.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Scott Nash
Three Movie Buffs
December 12, 2014
The heart of the film's charm is Sandra Bullock.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Anthony Lane
New Yorker
December 4, 2013
[Bullock] knows one of the secrets of doing romantic comedy: treating the romance as a good joke.
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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
December 4, 2013
Compared to While You Were Sleeping, even the half-baked scenario of the Marisa Tomei-Robert Downey Jr. romance Only You looks witty and inventive.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Gary Thompson
Philadelphia Daily News
December 4, 2013
The movie seems better suited to a holiday release. While You Were Sleeping arrives at the peak of spring, the only season that can make Christmas seem like an unwelcome visitor.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Dan Webster
Spokesman-Review (Washington)
December 4, 2013
While You Were Sleeping may not be a film for the ages. It likely won't even rank among the presummer season's biggest hits. But it is worth noting, for it may mark the birth of a star.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Chauncey Mabe
South Florida Sun-Sentinel
December 4, 2013
This setup is ludicrous, but actually it's the most credible thing in this whole sorry, dishonest film.
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Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel
December 4, 2013
It's Bullock's first shot at a role in which she plays second fiddle neither to males nor special effects. And she turns out to be every bit as delightful as anyone might have expected.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Stephen Hunter
Baltimore Sun
December 4, 2013
It's a long and frustrating wait, but While You Were Sleeping delivers all you can ask of a romantic comedy: the deluxe payoff.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Jami Bernard
New York Daily News
December 4, 2013
A cute premise with engaging leads but little else to keep you awake.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune
December 4, 2013
It plays like a movie dreamed up by people in a studio marketing department who'd decided to bare their souls.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Leah Rozen
People Magazine
December 4, 2013
What the movie does offer is a delectable performance by Bullock, who is funny and vulnerable and almost makes you buy her character's diving into this charade.
Alan Jones
Radio Times
December 4, 2013
This smartly scripted Cinderella love story is crammed with charm and the expert direction of Jon Turteltaub hits all the right emotional buttons.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5

Empire Magazine
December 5, 2012
This year's Sleepless In Seattle. Only better.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
September 7, 2011
Bullock just about knocks herself exhausted being winsome and lovable.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Common Sense Media Editors
Common Sense Media
January 1, 2011
Appealing family comedy with old-fashioned feel.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
December 23, 2010
This appealing romantic comedy catapulted the ever-likeable sandra Bullock into major stardom
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
February 9, 2009
The film's casual warmth may make you tolerate some of the shortcomings -- especially since Bullock seems to be having such a fine time with her first starring role.

TV Guide
December 10, 2008
A mild romantic comedy rooted in class anxiety, but it's nice to see perennial loser-in-love Pullman get some. Respect, that is.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Leonard Klady
Variety
December 10, 2008
Director Jon Turteltaub has a smooth style suited to classic farce and knows just how to pace the material to accentuate the positive.
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