Sabrina (1954)

Wealthy brothers compete for the affections of their chauffeur's innocent daughter in this seductive Cinderella story.

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Rated: G
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Release Date: September 9, 1954
DVD Release Date: April 10, 2001
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Critic Score: 91% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: With its humorous script and its stars' immense charm, Sabrina remains a resonant romantic gem.

TIME Magazine

This is never less than glittering entertainment, but somehow a certain measure of lead has found its way into the formula.

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Derek Adams
Time Out

It's a Cinderella story that gets turned on its head, a satire about breaking down class and emotional barriers, and a confrontation between New World callousness and Old World humanity.

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What you end up with is hardly vintage Wilder, but certainly one of those warm, comfortable movies it's nice to curl up with on a Sunday afternoon.

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Variety Staff

Script is long on glibly quipping dialog, dropped with a seemingly casual air, and broadly played situations. The splendid trouping delivers them style. Leavening the chuckles are tugs at the heart.

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James Berardinelli

Hampered by an unimaginative script ... nevertheless manages to be a thoroughly charming, delightfully romantic variation of the Cinderella story.

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Adrian Turner
Radio Times

Ignore the critics who say this is one of Billy Wilder's minor works. It is a major movie, a masterpiece of romantic comedy, and it still looks as fresh as a daisy.

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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader

Wilder's tastelessness now seems his major artistic strength.

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Bosley Crowther
New York Times

It is a story as light as a feather and as old as yesterday's news, as transparent as a society column item and as smug as a foreign-made car. But Mr. Wilder...has made it into a commentary as crisp as a screed in a smart magazine.

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

It's a perfect soufflé of a movie -- or to borrow an apt phrase from Ian Anderson, it's a 'breath of champagne on a sparkling night.'

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Flixster Audience Score: 89% Flixster User Reviews
Kevin M. Williams
Hepburn plays Cinderella, and rarely has a better casting choice been made, if ever. Her lightness is a joy to behold. But Bogie, as her Prince waiting in the… More
Nicki Marie
Number 4 off the pile of crap... What do you know - not crap! Despite never really having got the whole fuss over Audrey Hepburn, I could really see it here.… More
Carlos Magalhães
An amusing romantic comedy with great dialogue and a sweet Cinderella feel to it, but still the plot is not so original and there is a glaring lack of chemistry… More
Luke Baldock
Girl loves boy. Boy ignores girl. Girl returns home. Boy lusts over girl. You get the picture. It may sound unoriginal, but there's a little darkness… More
Graham Jones
A sparkling gem. Hepburn, Bogart and Holden are all great in this reworking of Cinderella.
Aj V
A "Cinderella story"? Sort of, but in my mind it's just another boring romance movie with Hepburn falling in love with some old guys. I… More