Sabrina (1995)

In this reworking of Billy Wilder's classic 1954 comedy of manners, a stodgy workaholic millionaire falls in love with his chauffeur's daughter after she goes to Paris a painfully shy ugly duckling and returns a seductive, beautiful… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: January 15, 2002
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Critic Score: 65% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Richard Schickel
TIME Magazine

We remain outside the fourth wall looking in but are never drawn in; bemused perhaps, even agreeably complaisant, but never entirely amused.

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Derek Adams
Time Out

Ormond's face is certainly not hard to gaze at, but she looks so often ill at ease that her 'confident' gay smiles suggest, inappropriately, some masked pyschological distress.

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Carly Kocurek
Common Sense Media

Uneven remake, still a sweet story.

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Todd McCarthy

This new Sabrina is more fizzle than fizz.

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Janet Maslin
New York Times

Blossoming into radiant color, this film has picture-postcard charms that the black-and-white earlier version could only hint at.

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Cynthia Fuchs
Philadelphia City Paper

Ormand and Ford, who are actually okay, have the impossible tasks of following Wilder's perfect players, Audrey Hepburn and Humphrey Bogart.

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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader

Sydney Pollack directs with the sort of polish that was easy to take for granted two decades ago but almost looked like classicism in 1995.

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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone

Ford looks as stiff and old hat as his homburg.

Christine James
Boxoffice Magazine

Ugly-duckling-into-swan stories are fun, but the lead characters here lack the charisma to make this romantic comedy sufficiently believable or engaging.

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Flixster Audience Score: 64% Flixster User Reviews
Apeneck Fletcher
Sydney Pollack's homage pales in comparison to, well c'mon, Bogie and Hepburn and Wilder ... how can you beat that? But after taking that monumental… More
Alice Shen
Meh. Julia Ormond is exquisite but Harrison Ford is blisteringly dull. The film hardly shows Sabrina's development from gawky nerd to Parisian… More
Thomas Bowler
An almost word for word remake but Harrison Ford is great. Full review later.
Candy Rose
Sabrina is the chauffeur's daughter who causes a stir amongst the family.
Conner Rainwater
While it's not a particularly amazing movie, it still has a lot of redeeming qualities. Harrison Ford actually played a highly entertaining yuppie and had… More
Tom Ericksen
Not as good as the original --