100

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Ephron homes in on what's been missing in movies and in life: ardor, longing and smart talk about the screwed-up notions that pass for love.
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100

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Rick Groen
Consequently, Ephron is forced to shape and integrate the twin halves of the picture, and she does a splendid job - the intercutting is always fluid and never mechanical. Better yet, the script keeps surprising us, setting up stock situations and then pulling away from a stock treatment.
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100

The New York Times

By Vincent Canby
Not since "Love Story" has there been a movie that so shrewdly and predictably manipulated the emotions for such entertaining effect.
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90

Washington Post

By Hal Hinson
In Sleepless, though, we're as stuck on these people as the director is, and it puts us in a receptive, forgiving mood. We fall -- and I think a lot of people will fall hard for this movie -- even though we know we shouldn't.
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80

Time Out London

By Tom Huddleston
It’s infuriatingly irresistible.
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75

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
This is a dreamy, romantic fantasy whose mood falls somewhere between magic and reality.
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Ephron develops this story with all of the heartfelt sincerity of a 1950s tearjerker (indeed, the movie's characters spend a lot of time watching "An Affair to Remember" and using it as their romantic compass).
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75

TV Guide

Superbly acted, beautifully photographed, and resolutely warm and fuzzy, SLEEPLESS IN SEATTLE is a romantic treat.
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50

USA Today

By Susan Wloszczyna
Yet, when it all clicks, Ephron is able to make the familiar sparkle anew. [25 Jun 1993 Pg. 01.D]
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50

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
The movie is so prefab, so plastically aware of being ''corny,'' ''romantic,'' and ''old-fashioned,'' that it feels programmed to make you fall in love with it.
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72 out of 100
Generally favorable reviews
Metascore® based on all critic reviews. Scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.