90

Washington Post

By Hal Hinson
For once, the audience isn't forced to surrender its intelligence (or its healthy cynicism) to embrace the film's sunny resolution.
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90

The A.V. Club

By Scott Tobias
A hilarious and unexpectedly profound comedy.
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88

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
This movie has all the qualities necessary to be a crowd-pleaser: likable characters, charismatic performers, a strong, capably-executed premise, and lots of laughs.
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80

Time

By Richard Corliss
[Murray] has the natural actor's charm of making manners matter. He carries Groundhog Day with his uniquely frittery nonchalance and makes the movie a comic time warp anyone should be happy to get stuck in. [15 Feb 1993, p.63]
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80

The New York Times

By Elvis Mitchell
That glimmer of recognition is what makes Groundhog Day a particularly witty and resonant comedy, even when its jokes are more apt to prompt gentle giggles than rolling in the aisles.
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
A demonstration of the way time can sometimes give us a break.
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70

TV Guide

Seeing it once is fine, but seeing it every day for the rest of your life is not recommended.
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67

Austin Chronicle

There were a lot of ways for this film to go stupid; it succumbs to none of them.
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67

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
The funniest moments in Groundhog Day come when Phil takes sneaky advantage of his predicament-by, say, pumping a sexy woman in the local coffee shop for facts about her past and then, ''the next day,'' using the information to lure her into bed. What the movie lacks is the ingenious, lapidary comic structure that could have made these moments fuse into something tricky and wild.
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63

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Rick Groen
Dial your expectations to moderate, burrow in for the duration, and you won't be disappointed - it ain't exactly springtime, but there are worse things than an amiable outing on a winter's night.
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72 out of 100
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