When Harry Met Sally...

User Score
8.9

Universal acclaim- based on 103 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 95 out of 103
  2. Negative: 0 out of 103

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  1. YoonMinC.
    Sep 28, 2003
    5
    Billy Crystal as the love interest of Meg Ryan? In terms of sexual attractiveness, this pairing is the most lopsided since the days of Ron Jeremy. It never rises above TV sitcom material, and you almost expect(even hope for) commericials every 10 minutes. Annoying, predictable, vapid.
  2. PatC.
    Feb 17, 2004
    5
    Ryan must have faked Everything during the audition to land this role. It is obvious that if Harry had met Sally in real life, they would have both immediately run the other way. The show seems cute enough, but it has neither the nobility of platonic love nor the juicyness of spontaneous attraction. It's just Billy Crystal doing what he does best, playing an avoidant dysfunctional Ryan must have faked Everything during the audition to land this role. It is obvious that if Harry had met Sally in real life, they would have both immediately run the other way. The show seems cute enough, but it has neither the nobility of platonic love nor the juicyness of spontaneous attraction. It's just Billy Crystal doing what he does best, playing an avoidant dysfunctional who is both entertaining and funny but in the end simply cannot be taken seriously, no matter how much brute force is leveraged into the plot. Woody Allen should have played the role, being twisted enough to represent the character. On the plus side, Ryan really is talented, and as simple sitcom the show is genuinely funny. Expand
Metascore
76

Generally favorable reviews - based on 17 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 17
  2. Negative: 0 out of 17
  1. USA Today
    Reviewed by: Mike Clark
    75
    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 stealing the film. She, though, is smashing in an eye-opening performance, another tribute to Reiner's flair with actors. [12 July 1989, Life, p.1D]
  2. 75
    What makes it special, apart from the Ephron screenplay, is the chemistry between Crystal and Ryan.
  3. Time
    Reviewed by: Richard Corliss
    90
    Like Harry and Sally, the movie is hardworking, spot on; it winepresses its conversation into epigrams. No surprise here.[31 July 1999, p.65]