Sleepless in Seattle
Sleepless in Seattle (1993)

It's Christmas Eve and radio talk show psychologist Marcia Fieldstone has asked her listening audience what they are wishing and dreaming of during this season of hope. A little boy, who is tuned in from Seattle calls in his wish, a new… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: June 25, 1993
DVD Release Date: June 26, 1997
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Critic Score: 72% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Richard Schickel
TIME Magazine

Mostly, Sleepless in Seattle leaves you feeling restless in the audience.

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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone

It's easily the hippest, frankest and funniest date movie around.

Peter Bradshaw

A movie to which director and co-writer Nora Ephron brought her terrific flair, wit and nous, although she propagates the terrifying fallacy that a widower makes a wonderful romantic catch.

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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

If one can ignore all the straining for lightness here, this is watchable enough, though hardly anything resembling a tearjerker.

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Time Out

The schmaltzy soundtrack is overdone, but cameraman Sven Nykvist wraps it all up in an appropriately warm glow.

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Common Sense Media Editors
Common Sense Media

A fairy tale that even teens can enjoy.

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Brian Lowry

Ephron and fellow writers Jeff Arch and David S. Ward have conspired to make Sleepless in Seattle as purposefully schmaltzy as one can imagine, in a manner that's almost cynical.

Vincent Canby
New York Times

Nora Ephron's Sleepless in Seattle is a feather-light romantic comedy about two lovers who meet for the first time in the last reel. It's a stunt, but it's a stunt that works far more effectively than anybody in his right mind has reason to expect.

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TV Guide

A romantic treat.

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Flixster Audience Score: 75% Flixster User Reviews
Wildaly M
Classic rom-com.
Manu Gino
What if someone you never met, someone you never saw, someone you never knew was the only someone for you? Good solid movie. The story although very rare was… More
Chandler Xiong
Sleepless in Seattle is one of the most fantastic movies i've ever watched.It really hit me somewhere in my heart.We may fall in love all of a sudden.There… More
Bethany Murphy
Another great classic!
Jim Careter
Cheesy rom com, I dont understand how its so popular, still some funny momest though and not all that bad.
Melvin White
Decent movie, but both Hanks and Ryan have had better romantic comedies. Also the little kid is annoying as hell.