While You Were Sleeping Reviews

December 4, 2013
[Bullock] knows one of the secrets of doing romantic comedy: treating the romance as a good joke.
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.
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.
December 4, 2013
A cute premise with engaging leads but little else to keep you awake.
December 4, 2013
It plays like a movie dreamed up by people in a studio marketing department who'd decided to bare their souls.
September 7, 2011
Bullock just about knocks herself exhausted being winsome and lovable.
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.
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.
January 26, 2006
As cute and cuddly a bedtime story as anyone could wish for.
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.
Top Critic
February 13, 2001
February 13, 2001
Bullock is a genuinely engaging performer, which at least gives the treacle some minty freshness.
January 1, 2000
A lighthearted, charming nougat for romantics.
January 1, 2000
Recaptures the true spirit of the best kind of modern fairy tale.
January 1, 2000
A feel-good film, warm and good-hearted.
January 1, 2000
A perfect example of this unoriginal-but-enjoyable type of film making.
January 1, 2000
Cringe-inducing moments abound.
January 1, 2000
A sappy, negligible, thoroughly innocuous romantic comedy vehicle for Sandra Bullock.
January 1, 2000
A consistently adorable, if utterly predictable, piece of fluff.