Sliding Doors
Sliding Doors (1998)

A cleverly conceived romantic comedy that follows a London woman on two hypothetical paths, one where she gets home early and catches her boyfriend in bed with another woman, the other where she doesn't.

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: April 24, 1998
DVD Release Date: December 1, 1998
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Critic Score: 62% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Despite the gimmicky feel of the split narratives, the movie is watch-able due to the winning performances by the cast.

Stephanie Zacharek

It's not so much the tale itself as the slippery interplay between characters that makes Sliding Doors enjoyable.

Stephen Holden
New York Times

Once the movie throws in a jolting, late-in- the-game plot twist that could have been borrowed from City of Angels, it never regains its balance.

Barbara Shulgasser
Common Sense Media

'90s fantasy-romance has mature themes, lots of profanity.

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Rick Groen
Globe and Mail

Ultimately, Sliding Doors becomes a victim of its own cleverness, shutting down all that early promise.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

Gwyneth Paltrow is engaging as the two Helens, and I have no complaints about her performance. Pity about the screenplay.

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Brandon Judell
Critics Inc./America Online

a clever conceit, but it's one that eventually wears out its welcome.

Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle

Give the movie credit for being a different sort of romantic comedy, but still one has to regret the failure of imagination.

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Mike Clark
USA Today

Take a supernatural premise, sap cinematic magic of any kind and the result is Sliding Doors.

Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Unfortunately, the novelty of the fresh concept quickly wears off.

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Flixster Audience Score: 77% Flixster User Reviews
Alice Shen
John Hannah is whimsical and perfect, and the character of Helen is ballsy and relatable; however, Gwyneth's faux British accent is a bit grating on the… More
Spencer S.
It's surprising, romantic, depressing, and lovable. Can't find that in a lot of film, can ya? Paltrow delivers another British accented performance… More
Jennifer Xu
Gwyneth is absolutely charming. She absolutely makes or breaks this film. Without her, or with any other actress in her place, it would have faltered. The… More
Dean King
A great Rom-com with a good cast, I like the way it pans out to show something as simple as missing a train can change your life. Part of this was filmed down… More
Sophie Burgess
A cute little movie. I was interested to see how Lynch was going to do this but he did an excellent job. Thank God he made her 'look' totally… More
Film Crazy
i only watched half of this movie and it proved to be incredibly boring its just so slow paced and nothing that ive not seen before.