Critic scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.
For once, the audience isn't forced to surrender its intelligence (or its healthy cynicism) to embrace the film's sunny resolution. Read full review
A hilarious and unexpectedly profound comedy. Read full review
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. Read full review
[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] Read full review
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. Read full review
A demonstration of the way time can sometimes give us a break. Read full review
Seeing it once is fine, but seeing it every day for the rest of your life is not recommended. Read full review
There were a lot of ways for this film to go stupid; it succumbs to none of them. Read full review
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. Read full review
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. Read full review
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