Groundhog Day Synopsis
February 2nd keeps repeating for a TV weatherman sent to watch the groundhog in Punxsutawney, Pa.
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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

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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...
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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...
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Still Amazing!

By AgentJrrd
I've loved this movie for years. That's why I was so excited to take a group of teens that I mentor to catch the film on the big screen on Groundhog Day. They loved every minute of it....

One of the best movies ever

By danbretl
If you haven't seen it 20 times, go watch it 20 times (preferably in a row, for effect)...

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Watch it over and over

By ColumbusFlyer26
Go again and again and again!...

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A classic comedy

By XanderHarris
I love this move. It is one of my favorite movies. It was fun to see it in the theater. Although it is fun to see at home or in the theater....

Groundhog Day - Funniest movie I ever saw with the best living happily ever-after ending

By Romantic_Comedy_Fan
His fantasy comes true of being able to do whatever he wanted with no consequences was the funniest part of the movie. I laughed so hard in some of those scenes that my laugh would run out of breath...

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Groundhog Day

By smartav
Excellent movie with excellent message...

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Rated PG | For Thematic Elements
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 11+ A witty, sarcastic take on redemption.
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