90

Variety

A charming, witty, passionate romantic drama about a love transcending space and time, Somewhere In Time is an old-fashioned film in the best sense of that term. Which means it's carefully crafted, civilized in its sensibilities, and interested more in characterization than in shock effects.
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63

TV Guide

Jeannot Szwarc does well in the director's chair, and Jean-Pierre Dorleac deserves special commendation for his costumes. But Seymour is given too little to do, and Reeve does too much.
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50

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
The whole movie is so solemn, so worshipful toward its theme, that it's finally just silly.
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50

Boston Globe

Somewhere in Time is a glossy, flossy and intermittently interesting piece of kitsch which, with more sensitive craftsmanship, could have been one of the more dazzling screen romances of the year. It's too bad that it's held down by its more overt commercial impulses. [7 Oct 1980, p.1]
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30

The New York Times

By Vincent Canby
The screenplay is priceless (funny) and it's Mr. Reeve who sets the film's tone. Unfortunately, his unshadowed good looks, granite profile, bright naivete and eagerness to please - the qualities that made him such an ideal Superman - look absurd here.
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12

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Jay Scott
The manner in which the writer, Richard Matheson, and Jeannot Szwarc, in his glory days the director of Jaws II, conspire to tell the story should not only render the audience tearless, but speechless as well. [11 Oct 1980, p.E7]
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10

Chicago Reader

By Dave Kehr
Director Jeannot Szwarc strains hard for spectacular visual effects, though he's barely able to compose a competent close-up.
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29 out of 100
Generally unfavorable reviews
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