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Chicago Tribune

By Dave Kehr
Professionalism is both Nothing in Common's greatest strength and its greatest limitation. It's a very finely crafted piece, a product of...
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70

Los Angeles Times

By Kevin Thomas
Nothing in Common starts out like yet another yuppie Tom Hanks comedy--until it takes off in a surprising and unexpectedly rewarding...
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70

Washington Post

By Rita Kempley
Jackie Gleason and Tom Hanks team entertainingly in Nothing in Common, a sugar-coated variation on "Death of a Salesman." It proves an...
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63

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

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Nothing in Common does not have flawless courage - Hanks is too pumped-up, his fun scenes too tidily choreographed - but it has a heart and...
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63

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
I realize that Nothing in Common wants to surprise us by inserting tragedy in the midst of laughter, but the problem is, the serious parts...
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63

Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
It's refreshing to find a comedy that deals with such resonant material. True, there's nothing profound in the screenplay by Rick Podell...
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60

The New York Times

As long as the story stays with David's wooing of the big Colonial Airlines account and the company president's tough-minded daughter (Sela...
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50

Miami Herald

By Bill Cosford
The movie is facile and manipulative, but it can't hide the gifts of Jackie Gleason in the role of Hanks' father. [30 July 1986, p.D6]
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