Born Yesterday
Born Yesterday (1993)

This 1993 remake of the 1950 film Born Yesterday (based on the 1946 Garson Kanin stage play) was retooled as a star vehicle for then-marrieds Melanie Griffith and Don Johnson. Roughneck self-made millionaire Harry Brock (John Goodman) wants… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: March 4, 2003
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Critic Score: 23% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Leonard Klady
Variety

The verdict on the makeover is not all good news.

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Vincent Canby
New York Times

There is a fatal disconnection between place and characters who, conceived in one era, are crazily transported into another in which they don't quite fit.

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TV Guide's Movie Guide

Griffith almost makes it watchable. She is as charismatic a camera presence as ever, but her magic is mostly muted in this flat retread.

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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

The gin rummy game with Griffith and Goodman instead of Holliday and Crawford is enough to ruin a night out.

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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone

To the growing list of unnecessary movies, add this remake of the Garson Kanin comedy.

Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com

In this pointless remake, essaying the Judy Holliday Oscar-winning role, Melanie Griffith gives a poor performance, marked by monotonous delivery and tiresome semi-spunky routines.

Wally Hammond
Time Out

Where Holliday was always too sophisticated a butterfly right from the off, Griffith's copycat performance starts dumb -- but then never takes wing.

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Desson Thomson
Washington Post

There's no sense of screwball mayhem in the picture, no topsy-turvy brightness.

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Not so much bad as thoroughly pointless.

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Flixster Audience Score: 28% Flixster User Reviews
xGary Xx
A 90s rom com starring Melanie Griffith and Don Johnson that's basically a cheap knock off of Pygmalion with a shabby blackmail plot tacked on. As good as… More
Sunil Jawahir
Melanie Griffith is a total charmer in this but everyone else is just okay.
Leo L
Great!