80

Empire

A script with a streak of clever cynicism and poignancy, a soundtrack of tunes you thought had long since departed to the vinyl graveyard and one of the most adorable screen pairings in ages in Sandler and Barrymore and the result is a film which, while hardly high art, is simply irresistible.
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75

Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
The movie is surprisingly strong despite its potentially flaky plot, combining '80s-style humor with a sincere romantic story.
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67

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
As a romantic comedy, the picture is pleasant, predictable, and utterly weightless.
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60

TV Guide

By Maitland McDonagh
Yes, it's sappy. It's also silly, utterly unironic, a sketch stretched out to feature length, and, if you're in the right mood, pretty darned cute.
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50

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Liam Lacey
Finally, an Adam Sandler comedy that you can sit through without wanting to throw a mallet through the screen.
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50

San Francisco Examiner

The considerable appeal of this movie has to do with its roots in those nice, comforting love stories of the 1930s.
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50

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
This movie desperately wants to be liked. The problem is, there's not much here to like -- at least nothing that's new or interesting.
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

A sweet-natured if formulaic romantic comedy.
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40

Film Threat

By Ron Wells
It's charmingly bad and an excellent date film.
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25

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
The screenplay reads like a collaboration between Jekyll and Hyde.
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59 out of 100
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