• Released
  • July 12, 1989
  • R , 1 hr 35 min
  • Romantic Comedy
    Comedy
  • 2,607 Fan Ratings
Synopsis: Manhattan careerists (Billy Crystal, Meg Ryan) take 12 years to fall in love.

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Critic Ratings

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Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
A ravishing, romantic lark brimming over with style, intelligence and flashing wit.
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88

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
Together, Crystal and Ryan really click. Even though their characters are polar opposites (or perhaps because of it), their interaction has...
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80

Empire

The joy comes not from the will-they-won't-they romance between the two leads, but from the sharply written humour from the pen of writer...
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75

Chicago Tribune

By Dave Kehr
From his long experience in television, [Reiner] has learned how to create characters with just enough depth to hold together but not so...
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75

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Rick Groen
The comedy is warm and witty and wafer-thin, as easy on the palate as a raspberry sorbet on a summer afternoon.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Peter Stack
The kind of little film you can get cozy with, laugh at in odd places even when nobody else is laughing - and yet people will not turn...
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
What makes it special, apart from the Ephron screenplay, is the chemistry between Crystal and Ryan.
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75

USA Today

By Mike Clark
As a successful careerist who tries purging his neuroses in a coin-operated batting cage, Crystal is funny enough to keep Ryan from all-out...
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63

Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
What he forgot to ask Woody [Allen] for was the keen insight into middle-class folkways that marks the best Allen pictures. [28 July 1989,...
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60

TV Guide

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The plot may seem anything but fresh (and the borrowings from Woody Allen certainly are stale), but director Rob Reiner has a killer...
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Rated R
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Common Sense Media says Pause for kids 15 & under Wit- and charm-filled romantic comedy classic.
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