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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 92%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"A romantic comedy that is as salty and bracing as a plunge in the surf."
‑ Richard Schickel, TIME Magazine
"It's too bad the relentlessly conventional minds that made this movie couldn't have made the leap from sitcom to comedy."
‑ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"Line up a row of Howard's films and ask someone to choose. Chances are, their hands will fall to Splash as often as any other"
‑ Rob Vaux, Mania.com
"Director Ron Howard has a good sense of the whimsical, and his film is sweet and unpretentious, though somewhat ribald when one realizes the studio from whence it sprang."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"It's all been downhill from here for Ron Howard"
‑ Pete Vonder Haar, Film Threat
"Although film is a bit uneven, production benefits from a tasty look, an airy tone, and a delectable, unblemished performance from Hannah."
‑ Variety Staff, Variety
"Splash may feature a heroine with fins, but it's mostly a standard love story, albeit one with some delightful new twists."
‑ Janet Maslin, New York Times
"This charming romantic comedy touched a chord with audiences around the world and propelled its stars Tom Hanks and Daryl Hannah, along with director Ron Howard, to Hollywood's front rank."
‑ John Ferguson, Radio Times
"The movie that really showed Tom Hanks' promise as a deliverer of great comedy and heart-warming pathos."
‑ Ian Freer, Empire Magazine
"Very dated, but still fun"
‑ Sarah Chauncey, Reel.com
"Howard demonstrates exactly the correct soft touch, skirting the myriad problems of taste."
‑ , Time Out
"Its appeal is based almost entirely on regression -- a thematic regression to infancy and a stylistic regression to the most lulling kind of TV blandness."
‑ Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader
"Fishy fairy tale the wrong hook on relationships."
‑ Heather Boerner, Common Sense Media
"Hannah does wonders with her thankless job, flitting tiny moments of joy and confusion across her face."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"Splash is a light-hearted comedy directed by Ron Howard that sparkles here and there thanks to its fairy tale elements."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
More reviews for Splash on Rotten Tomatoes

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