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75
Chicago Sun-Times
Meg Ryan does this sort of thing about as well as it can possibly be done, and after "Sleepless in Seattle" and "You've Got Mail," here is another ingenious plot that teases us with the possibility that true love will fail, while winking that, of course, it will prevail.
75
Boston Globe
It's a charmer.
75
Philadelphia Inquirer
For the first half-hour I, too, demurred. And then the irresistible force that is Hugh Jackman -- or was it his swoony Leopold? -- swept me off my seat and into the movie.
67
Entertainment Weekly
It's no myth: All play and no work makes Jackman, as Leopold, a doll of a boyfriend.
63
New York Post
Has its heart in the right place -- and in a season filled with somber or goopy Oscar contenders, it makes a perfectly decent date movie.
60
Rolling Stone
Director and co-writer James Mangold (Girl, Interrupted) is supplying comfort food for bruised romantics.
50
A flawed time-travel love story, benefits from Meg Ryan's reliable perkiness and establishes Australia's Hugh Jackman as a potent romantic leading man. These and other pluses, however, cannot overcome the film's inability to come alive for a full hour and 20 minutes.
50
The role of Kate, a spunky but romantically unfulfilled marketing expert, seems made for Ryan. Unfortunately, Ryan no longer seems made for it.
50
Lacking in originality.
40
Wall Street Journal
Reasonably entertaining time-travel romance.
38
An oppressively cute Manhattan time-travel romantic comedy that's lost in time, space and cliches.
38
Charlotte Observer
Has the sex appeal of a Road Runner cartoon, one-tenth the laughs and equal plausibility.

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