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57

Metascore

Based on 19 critic reviews provided by Metacritic.com
88
Boston Globe
Warm, smart, and funny!
78
A valentine to the happenstance miracle of lovers and other strangers, a movie that regards modern romance as something that is, ultimately, old-fashioned to its core.
75
Chicago Sun-Times
The appeal of You've Got Mail is as old as love and as new as the Web.
75
Entertainment Weekly
A perfectly enjoyable star vehicle that does exactly what it sets out to do. [7 May 1999, p.66]
75
Boasts a collection of oddball characters, some more sharply written than others.
75
ReelViews
A feel-good movie that offers enough comedy and romance to warm the heart without risking a sentimental overdose.
63
The Globe and Mail (Toronto)
This is filmmaking as a minor feat of engineering, the kind where even the gossamer emotions seem like prefab components -- charm, whimsy, serendipity, all so many discs plugged into the hard drive.
63
Too many questions are raised with no good answers.
50
Christian Science Monitor
Hanks and Ryan are as appealing as ever, and Ephron's fashion-conscious camera gives the action a slickly attractive sheen.
40
TV Guide
In a film about the ruthless corporate destruction of small businesses, it's hard not to flinch at the prominent placement accorded IBM, Starbucks and AOL logos.

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