Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) | Release Date: December 18, 1987 CRITIC SCORE DISTRIBUTION
83
METASCORE
Universal acclaim based on 17 Critics
Positive:
15
Mixed:
2
Negative:
0
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100
Such nourishing comedy. It satisfies every hunger, especially the irrational ones that seem to hit hardest at holidays: hunger for impetuous romance and for the reassuring warmth of family, for reckless abandon, and for knowing who we are and what we want. [16 Dec 1987]
100
The most beguiling romantic comedy this side of "Broadcast News." [11 Jan 1988]
100
Sold as a romance, but actually is one of the funniest pictures to come out in quite some time. [15 Jan 1988]
90
A delightful surprise... Jewison does his best work in decades. [21 Dec 1987]
90
Carried by snappy dialog and a wonderful ensemble full of familiar faces.
90
Moonstruck isn't heartfelt; it's an honest contrivance – the mockery is a giddy homage to our desire for grand passion. With its special lushness, it's a rose-tinted black comedy. [25 Jan 1988, p.99]
88
Most of the acting is as real and warm as the characters themselves. And the streets, shops, and living rooms of Brooklyn have never seemed more inviting. [29 Jan 1988]
75
I enjoyed everything about Moonstruck except for its meandering mid-section. On cassette, with vino accompaniment, it may seem perfect. In theaters, with a diet drink, it still rates as the holiday sleeper. [18 Dec 1987]
70
[(Cher's) never been better. [5 Jan 1988, p.22(E)]
70
The process whereby Loretta and Ronny fall in love is a lot less appealing than the large-family drama unfolding around the Castorinis' kitchen table. [16 Dec 1987, p.C22]
50
Two cheery notes: Nicolas Cage, as the erring brother, shows surprising signs of life, and Cher, as the erring fiancee, confounds those who swore she was a remote-control robot. [8 Feb 1988]
50
A corny, overblown romance, and while it eventually wins you over with its atmosphere and good nature, it's far from the masterpiece you've been hearing about. [15 Jan 1988]