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

Directed By:
Rated: PG
Running Time:
Release Date: January 29, 2002
Add Your Rating
Rotten Tomatoes™
Critic Score
96%
Flixster
User Score
87%



Critic Score: 96% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

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

Duane Byrge
Hollywood Reporter

While Murray's deadpan putdowns and dry dismissals of provincial peccadilloes are the comic highlights, Groundhog Day is no supercilious rip of small-town U.S.A.

Full review…
Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel

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

Full review…
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

...the film's forgettable, padded-out nature confirms its place as a promising yet disposable high-concept comedy.

Full review…
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.

Full review…
Gene Siskel
Chicago Tribune

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

Full review…
Kimberly Gadette
Doddle

The day is not a redo; it's a "one more."

Full review…
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.

Full review…
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.

Full review…
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

Precise and smart and fussed over without feeling fussy.

Full review…
More reviews for Groundhog Day

Flixster Audience Score: 87% Flixster User Reviews
Letitia Lew
I've finally seen it. The incredible amount of references I've heard to this movie for decades after its release testify to its delightful… More
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
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.