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

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: February 12, 1993
DVD Release Date: January 29, 2002
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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.

Stanley Kauffmann
The New Republic

Murray, more often than not, is pretty unbearable; but here, playing a man who is unbearable, Murray begins convincingly, amusingly, and gets even more amusing as he metamorphoses.

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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.

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Anthony Lane
Independent (UK)

Harold Ramis's direction is nothing special, yet there is a beautiful, lip-smacking efficiency in the way that a great idea is touched off and followed to its conclusion.

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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.

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Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel

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

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

When it comes to existential drama comedies about self realizations in a fantastic setting, [it] is right up there with films like "Her" and "Eternal Sunshine."

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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.

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Gene Siskel
Chicago Tribune

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

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

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

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Flixster Audience Score: 87% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalhães
It is so easy to fall in love with such a sweet, delightful and hilarious comedy that has so many classic moments, but what is most fascinating about it is how… 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
Kase Vollebregt
Bill Murray delivers comic perfection, but it's the tightrope between pathos and existentialism that the screenplay manages to walk that is most engaging… 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
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