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While You Were Sleeping Reviews

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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
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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
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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
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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-
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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.
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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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Tom Charity
Time Out
January 26, 2006
As cute and cuddly a bedtime story as anyone could wish for.
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
May 20, 2003
This is a formula film, but it has the kind of good cheer and fine tuning that occasionally give slickness a good name.
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USA Today
February 13, 2001
| Original Score: 3/4
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Peter Rainer
Los Angeles Times
February 13, 2001
Bullock is a genuinely engaging performer, which at least gives the treacle some minty freshness.
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Kevin McManus
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
Cringe-inducing moments abound.
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Peter Stack
San Francisco Chronicle
January 1, 2000
A lighthearted, charming nougat for romantics.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
A feel-good film, warm and good-hearted.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Lucy Mohl
Film.com
January 1, 2000
A consistently adorable, if utterly predictable, piece of fluff.
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Richard Schickel
TIME Magazine
January 1, 2000
Recaptures the true spirit of the best kind of modern fairy tale.
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
January 1, 2000
A perfect example of this unoriginal-but-enjoyable type of film making.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Hal Hinson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
A sappy, negligible, thoroughly innocuous romantic comedy vehicle for Sandra Bullock.