Sleepless in Seattle Synopsis
A grieving widower (Tom Hanks) captures the heart of a recently engaged newswoman (Meg Ryan).
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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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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...
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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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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...
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Time Out London

By Tom Huddleston
It’s infuriatingly irresistible.
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By James Berardinelli
This is a dreamy, romantic fantasy whose mood falls somewhere between magic and reality.
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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...
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TV Guide

Superbly acted, beautifully photographed, and resolutely warm and fuzzy, SLEEPLESS IN SEATTLE is a romantic treat.
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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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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...
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A feel good movie

By holmon
Sleepless in Seattle is a feel good movie. It is a predictabl and entertaining classic that will last generations. This movie shows that love is more than just a simple word....

this was great

By top686
My wife has all ways loved this movie. It was the 1st time ever on the big screen. This made it a very special night. I would like to see some westerns come out. Gun fight at the OK corral, Burt...

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By sidneyparker12
beautiful love tale....

By jlhounsley
This is one of my all time favorite movies. My husband surprised me by taking me to see it on Valentines day to see it in the theatre. He had not seen it in full previously, but enjoyed it almost as...

By ladybug62
Don't know how I never saw this movie when it first came out! It was SOOO great!...


By yanadorn
I can watch it again and again and again, and never tire of it....

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Rated PG
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says A fairy tale that even teens can enjoy.
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