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80
Empire
A script with a streak of clever cynicism and poignancy, a soundtrack of tunes you thought had long since departed to the vinyl graveyard and one of the most adorable screen pairings in ages in Sandler and Barrymore and the result is a film which, while hardly high art, is simply irresistible.
75
Christian Science Monitor
The movie is surprisingly strong despite its potentially flaky plot, combining '80s-style humor with a sincere romantic story.
67
Entertainment Weekly
As a romantic comedy, the picture is pleasant, predictable, and utterly weightless.
60
Yes, it's sappy. It's also silly, utterly unironic, a sketch stretched out to feature length, and, if you're in the right mood, pretty darned cute.
50
ReelViews
This movie desperately wants to be liked. The problem is, there's not much here to like -- at least nothing that's new or interesting.
50
A sweet-natured if formulaic romantic comedy.
50
The considerable appeal of this movie has to do with its roots in those nice, comforting love stories of the 1930s.
50
The Globe and Mail (Toronto)
Finally, an Adam Sandler comedy that you can sit through without wanting to throw a mallet through the screen.
50
It is a harmless and occasionally hilarious pop comedy good for a few bargain yuks.
40
It's charmingly bad and an excellent date film.
25
Chicago Sun-Times
The screenplay reads like a collaboration between Jekyll and Hyde.

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