Groundhog Day
Groundhog Day (1993)

Bill Murray plays Phil, a TV weatherman working for a local station in Pennsylvania but convinced that national news stardom is in his grasp. Phil displays a charm and wit on camera that evaporates the moment the red light goes off; he is… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: January 29, 2002
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Critic Score: 97% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Smart, sweet, and inventive, Groundhog Day highlights Murray's dramatic gifts while still leaving plenty of room for laughs.

Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times

Groundhog Day may not be the funniest collaboration between Bill Murray and director Harold Ramis... Yet this gentle, small-scale effort is easily the most endearing film of both men's careers, a sweet and amusing surprise package.

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Gene Siskel
Chicago Tribune

Murray's wiseacre persona is perfect for what could be saccharine material in other hands.

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Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

Precise and smart and fussed over without feeling fussy.

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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer

Murray hasn't made a comedy this winningly dumb and smart and -- yes -- sweet in a long time. If, indeed, he ever has.

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Michael Sragow
New Yorker

Even if you applaud Bill Murray's evolution from inspired comedian to minimalist seriocomic actor, it's a relief to revisit his most varied and charming role as Phil Connors.

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Josh Larsen
LarsenOnFilm

The legacy film of director Harold Ramis.

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Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel

A movie that continually replays a single day could quickly become tedious but, strangely enough, Groundhog Day never does.

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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly

Bill Murray is the one veteran of the Saturday Night Live/SCTV axis who still knows how to enter into a giddy conspiracy with his audience.

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David Parkinson
Radio Times

Director Harold Ramis uses every cinematic trick in the book to keep what is essentially a one-gag movie brimming with life and fresh ideas.

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Flixster Audience Score: 87% Flixster User Reviews
Wildaly M
A fun comedy about a man caught on a time loop in his most hated day of the year: Groundhog Day. It's not laugh out loud funny, but more of being impressed… More
Lorenzo von Matterhorn
<I>"I'll give you a winter prediction: It's gonna be cold, it's gonna be grey, and it's gonna last you for the rest of your… More
Red Lats
I watched again today (on Feb. 2nd of course) just to refresh my memory of this film. The premise of the movie is unique - at least I have not run across it in… More
Sam Barnett
Comedy done very, very right.
Lucas Martins
A dazzling, sweet and ofter remarkable comedy. Groundhog Day presents a criative screenplay, with a good direction and great actings; what makes a lovely movie… More
Mike S
Picture this: You're stuck in a time loop, waking up every morning at 6 a.m to Sonny & Cher's "I Got You Babe"; forced to re-live the… More

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