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: 75% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Sleepless in Seattle is a cute classic with a very light touch and real chemistry between the two leads -- even when spending an entire movie apart.

Caroline Siede
AV Club

Sleepless In Seattle balances romance and realism by giving its central characters two different but equally pragmatic philosophies on love.

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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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Molly Haskell
Ladies' Home Journal

Sleepless in Seattle succeeds as a glorious three-way romantic comedy between men, women and children. It's a valiant valentine to the post-nuclear family.

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Michael Wilmington
Los Angeles Times

"Sleepless in Seattle" (citywide), a real charmer, is a romantic comedy about an ultimate long-distance relationship. Emphasize "romantic." Emphasize "comedy." It delivers both.

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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly

Don't get me wrong: I have no objection to shamelessly corny love stories that make you well up with tearful joy. I just don't like it when the movie does the welling up for you.

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Mike Massie
Gone With The Twins

Despite a madcap, slapstick type of comic conclusion, with no real hope of marital longevity, the film is terribly romantic.

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David Ansen

Self-consciousness infects Nora Ephron's sweet but perilously thin love story, Sleepless in Seattle...such are the perils of these postmodernist times: even our love stories feed off borrowed emotion.

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Richard Schickel
TIME Magazine

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

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Danielle Solzman
Solzy at the Movies

Sleepless in Seattle finds a way to put a fresh seasoning on top of the genre.

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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.