When Harry Met Sally
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 88%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Reiner wants to maintain the sitcom sense of comfort and familiarity; he creates types that we somehow already know, slightly out-of-focus images in which we can see ourselves and our friends."
‑ Dave Kehr, Chicago Tribune
"If you love vintage Woody Allen, you'll like the nouveau Rob Reiner."
‑ Carrie Rickey, Philadelphia Inquirer
"Reiner and his stars, Billy Crystal and Meg Ryan, are better at displaying the foibles of human natures than exploring them."
‑ David Sterritt, Christian Science Monitor
"The fake-orgasm-in-a-deli set piece propelled Ryan into stratospheric stardom, but there are numerous other pleasures to be found in Nora Ephron's Oscar-nominated screenplay and Rob Reiner's astute direction."
‑ Robin Karney, Radio Times
"...a better-than-average romantic comedy that remains just as relevant now as it did in 1989..."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"When Harry Met Sally pleasantly affirms the institution of marriage while showing how difficult it is to achieve a lasting one."
‑ Gene Siskel, Chicago Tribune
"During the slow passages, I wondered to what extent the film's creators are aware of its Woodyisms, and to what degree they feel guilty about ripping Allen off."
‑ Jay Boyar, Orlando Sentinel
"As played winningly by Billy Crystal and Meg Ryan, there is a quirky chemistry created in their offbeat pairing."
‑ Candice Russell, South Florida Sun-Sentinel
"When Harry Met Sally is funny and likable, but it will be a torture chamber for anxious singles."
‑ Gary Thompson, Philadelphia Daily News
"Sally is special lightning-in-a-bottle stuff that every member of the production has spent precious years of their lives trying to recreate, but always failing miserably."
‑ Brian Orndorf, BrianOrndorf.com
"The summer's uncorseted, unqualified delight."
‑ Sheila Benson, Los Angeles Times
"ike Harry and Sally, the movie is hardworking, spot on; it winepresses its conversation into epigrams."
‑ Richard Corliss, TIME Magazine
"What knocks it out of the park is the combination of Ephron's insights and Reiner's matchless comic chops."
‑ Kate Stables, Total Film
"By the end, when everyone should be rooting for Crystal and Ryan to get together, the whole enterprise has long since soured."
‑ Ralph Novak, People Magazine
"This is Ephron at her best."
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