When Harry Met Sally
When Harry Met Sally (1989)

Does sex make it impossible for men and women to be true friends? This romantic comedy chronicles this dilemma through the eleven year relationship between Harry and Sally who meet in college, then pursue their own lives until they… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: October 13, 1998
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88%
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Critic Score: 88% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Rob Reiner's touching, funny film set a new standard for romantic comedies, and he was ably abetted by the sharp interplay between Billy Crystal and Meg Ryan.

Dave Kehr
Chicago Tribune

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.

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Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer

If you love vintage Woody Allen, you'll like the nouveau Rob Reiner.

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David Sterritt
Christian Science Monitor

Reiner and his stars, Billy Crystal and Meg Ryan, are better at displaying the foibles of human natures than exploring them.

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Gene Siskel
Chicago Tribune

When Harry Met Sally pleasantly affirms the institution of marriage while showing how difficult it is to achieve a lasting one.

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Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel

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.

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Candice Russell
South Florida Sun-Sentinel

As played winningly by Billy Crystal and Meg Ryan, there is a quirky chemistry created in their offbeat pairing.

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Sheila Benson
Los Angeles Times

The summer's uncorseted, unqualified delight.

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Richard Corliss
TIME Magazine

ike Harry and Sally, the movie is hardworking, spot on; it winepresses its conversation into epigrams.

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Kate Stables
Total Film

What knocks it out of the park is the combination of Ephron's insights and Reiner's matchless comic chops.

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Flixster Audience Score: 89% Flixster User Reviews
paul oh
Its like the late 80's version of 500 days of summer or vice versa. Its fun and cute. It can be placed on as some of the best romantic films of our time.
Nicki Marie
Somehow I never got around to watching this one before - weird since I've seen just about every other 80's and chick flick going. The first thing… More
Alice Shen
My favorite sequence is the voiceover of Harry's late-night call to Sally, the two explicating Casablanca, while scenes of their individual lonelinesses… More
Raymond Wieser
When Harry Met Sally, they didn't really like each other, but as the years went by, they kept bumping into each other. Soon enough, they start hanging out… More
Jeremy Smith
"I'll have what she's having."
Apeneck Fletcher
It's cinematic coitus interruptus for the length of the film as we wait for the leads to know what we do (they talk about sex in every scene, doh!) and… More

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