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TV Guide

For a movie about all sorts of warm and gooey things -- faith, surrender to wonder, and the possibility of love in a hard, cold world --...
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Michael doesn't set up big drama or punch up big moments. It ambles.
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By James Berardinelli
It's a little too low-key to be an effective romance and a little too soft to be anything more ambitious. Ultimately, it's neither...
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The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Rick Groen
But wouldn't it be heavenly if a like proportion of Tinseltown producers believed in an existing need for a good script. Because this one...
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San Francisco Examiner

By Barbara Shulgasser
The best movie she ever directed was "This Is My Life," a biting comedy she also wrote that was soundly defeated by both critics and...
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By Caroline Westbrook
The script is clichéd and uninspired, the tone veering uneasily between unamusing comedy and over-sincere drama, all theological issues are...
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USA Today

By Susan Wloszczyna
Director/co-writer/co-producer Nora Ephron is best known for the magical Sleepless in Seattle. Michael is mirthless in the Midwest. [24 Dec...
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Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
The director, Nora Ephron, displays her peerless gift for making everything seem snappy and mushy at the same time, and Travolta's...
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Nora Ephron directed it and had a hand in the screenplay, but without Travolta this film would have no reason for being.
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Austin Chronicle

By Marjorie Baumgarten
This kind of angel stuff is classic Hollywood fare, especially at Christmastime. Thus, it's all the more wonder that director Nora Ephron...
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Michael The Unshowered

By popcornholic
If it wasn't for Sparky the dog who stole the show, this movie would have been a bust. Instead of the angel saving the day, it was Sparky. I love that little dog and have only re-watched the movie...