Always (1989)

A pilot in a group of forest-fire fighters is killed during his final mission but soon returns as a spirit to help his successor and provide comfort for his grieving girlfriend. This fantasy-drama is a remake of the 1943 Spencer Tracy film… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: July 20, 1999
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Critic Score: 64% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Janet Maslin
New York Times

Although Always is filled with big, sentimental moments, it lacks the intimacy to make any of this very moving.

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Christopher Null

For all its Spielbergian action and production values, the film is painfully sappy and wastes its A-list cast by saddling them with a hamfisted script.

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Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope

A light, enjoyable piece of fluff with spectacular flying scenes and a dramatically flat story.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

The result is a curiosity: a remake that wasn't remade enough.

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Rob Thomas
Capital Times (Madison, WI)

Whimsical and affecting enough, but certainly a lesser Spielberg film.

James Rocchi

Always may be starry-eyed romantic claptrap, but by God, would that all starry-eyed romantic claptrap were so well done.

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Rita Kempley
Washington Post

An unfulfilled promise, a plummeting dove.

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Fred Topel

Boring supernatural romance. Tedius and obvious. Wait until the following year's Ghost.

Clint Morris

A touching, beautifully short romance

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Flixster Audience Score: 61% Flixster User Reviews
Jens S.
Undeservedly somewhat forgotten Spielberg film that still has many wonders to offer, telling a great love story from beyond the grave. The great director's… More
Summer W.
There was Ghost, but first, there was Always. It's actually Stephen Spielberg's loose remake of a 1944 film, but this movie is magical. It's… More
Chris Weber
This is Spielberg at his most Capra-esque. This is perhaps Spielberg's least well known feature, but that is, perhaps, because it's unfortunately not… More
danny d
sad but very good
Ken Stachnik
While there are some really fun moments, Always feels like about 3 different movies mashed together. The first twenty five minutes are really enjoyable and then… More
Leigh Ryan
Incredibly sad yet incredibly sweet. Love Holly and Richard's chemistry.

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