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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 19
  2. Negative: 2 out of 19
  1. Reviewed by: Lael Lowenstein
    90
    The most successful version yet of this familiar premise.
  2. The film's mix of romance and reading matter is seductive in its own right, providing comfy book-lined settings and people who are what they read and write.
  3. 75
    A perfectly enjoyable star vehicle that does exactly what it sets out to do. [7 May 1999, p.66]
  4. Reviewed by: David Edelstein
    70
    The movie, without seeming to realize it, turns into a romantic parable about the joys of being absorbed by a conglomerate.
  5. This is filmmaking as a minor feat of engineering, the kind where even the gossamer emotions seem like prefab components -- charm, whimsy, serendipity, all so many discs plugged into the hard drive.
  6. 50
    The coincidences that make the destined lovers' paths cross aren't contrived with much finesse, but the characters get in some decidedly clever lines.
  7. 0
    Takes almost two self-infatuated, smarmy, condescending, cringe-inducingly sentimental hours to reach its pre-ordained conclusion.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 6
  2. Negative: 3 out of 6
  1. davec
    Feb 14, 2007
    10
    I loved this movie. Meg Ryan was adorable!
  2. AliceZ
    Oct 20, 2005
    10
    This is still my favorite romantic comedy of all time! So cute and funny. I love it!
  3. Jul 30, 2014
    5
    Meg Ryan is always charming as the protagonist of such films. A chemistry with Tom Hanks seems to exist in this likable romantic comedy.Meg Ryan is always charming as the protagonist of such films. A chemistry with Tom Hanks seems to exist in this likable romantic comedy. Nothing less than a fairly enjoyable love story. Expand
  4. RitaP.
    Feb 1, 2006
    1
    Truly painful cinematic experience. How can accompolished actors like Hanks and Ryan involve themselves in such tripe? And Alice Z...oh my Truly painful cinematic experience. How can accompolished actors like Hanks and Ryan involve themselves in such tripe? And Alice Z...oh my god, you cannot be serious? Expand

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