Sabrina (1995) - Comedy, Drama, Romance

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An ugly duckling having undergone a remarkable change, still harbors feelings for her crush: a carefree playboy, but not before his business-focused brother has something to say about it.

IMDB: 6.3
Director: Sydney Pollack
Stars: Harrison Ford, Julia Ormond
Length: 127 Minutes
PG Rating: PG
Reviews: 17 out of 130 found boring (13.07%)

One-line Reviews (67)

I thought the movie was extremely boring!

)Don't waste too much time debating what essentially is personal preference over which wonderful visual desert (Sabrina 1954 or Sabrina 1995) is better....

Altough each was entertaining, it really didn't fit, and the result was only cute rather than good.

She is, literally, breathtaking.

The first 50-55 minutes are compelling and amusing drama, but when the story takes a surprising turn in the second act it bogs down with slow-moving and uninteresting romancing.

Ormond makes an extremely engaging leading lady, perfect for the role of Sabrina.

The dialogue, though witty and enjoyable at first, is stilted and becomes jarring as the film moves along.

Romantic, entertaining, and magical .

Enjoyable romantic tale of a well-known story based on Samuel Taylor play titled ¨Sabrina Fair¨; it is packed with comedy , romance , agreeable situations and overall , emotion .

Really enjoyable .

It is a very fresh take, sweet, fun, and definitely worth watching.

My advice to Harrison Ford is to stop doing romantic comedies, because his performances are always bland in them.

It makes this version quite dull.

But, for me, the authetic good points are Miriam Colon as lovely Rosa and Nancy Marchand as wise,fascinating Maude Larrabee.

Her transfomation to this beautiful girl is the most enjoyable part in this movie to me.

That's because except for that rather unexpected burst of laughter from Linus' secretary, which cracks me up EVERY time I get to that part, I have never found myself laughing aloud while watching this movie.

Everything seemed dull.

"Sabrina" is a pleasant romantic comedy that goes on way too long and has that artificial Hollywood feel that may have been pulled off with charm 5 decades ago.

Bottom line: see this for both Harrison Ford who wears the business-first character of the "only surviving heart donor" very well, and for Julia Ormond whose intense and beguiling performance makes us forgive her for not being Audrey Hepburn.

Here is an entertaining film without a bad guy, without violence, without explicit sex and without any bad language.

Just sit back and relax and let Wilder take you on a delightful ride that will be among the most enjoyable you have ever had.

But the whole ploddingly dark when is this plot going to hit its stride just dragged on forever.

Sabrina Fair and Fairly Dull .

Ford's miscasting becomes very obvious at the latest when he commences his wooing of Ormond - easily the dullest part of the movie, and a long one, too: zero chemistry.

I remember seeing this in the car once and I fell asleep!

) Julia Ormond is absolutely stunning, proving herself a veritable swan that has emerged from her ugly duckling, tomboy, tree perching years.

My wife and I enjoyed it so much we bought it when it was released to VHS.

the dialogs:they were painful, dull and the self-awareness with which the lines were delivered made my skin crawl.

She was just dull, lifeless and frankly, quite unexceptional.

Good first act morphs into a slow-moving bore .

Though the Bogart/Hepburn purists will probably flame me into oblivion, I'm sure you'll find it entertaining, heartwarming, and absolutely leisure time well spent!

Sabrina contains about every cliché you could possibly imagine: an apparently dowdy young woman undergoing a makeover whilst abroad and returning home looking stunning; a young playboy who the girl has always loved initially failing to recognise her with her new look then pursuing her romantically; the overly-serious older brother using the girl in a plan to achieve his business ends then realising that he really does love her; the younger brother proving at the end that he's not so dumb after all - the list of stereotypes could go on and on.

I liked this film I found it quite enjoyable to watch.

The script is weak, the characterizations confusing and inconsistent, and the humour scarce and unfunny.

Although, I enjoyed it, I must say that I prefer this version alot better.

In particular Sabrina's dress is stunning.

Don't miss out on this movie because it is a remake of a classic - both the original and this updated version are worth watching, and they should be appreciated independently of each other.

job here with very good camera work, and just keeping the film at an engrossing pace.

But both films are enjoyable.

I honestly found this version to be very boring.

This is an absolutely charming remake that's thoroughly enjoyable and very well made, with wonderful performances and a really neat ending!.

Even so, I would put Ormand's Sabrina on the party's walkway as one of the most incredibly stunning appearances of all time.

Wilder's direction of the 1954 version is much tighter and fast paced.. Also, the script lacks the wittiness that Billy Wilder, Samuel Taylor("Vertigo") and Ernest Lehman("The Prize," "North by Northwest") provided the first time around.

An Enjoyable Remake .

This is probably the worst movie of the 90's.

Very enjoyable film .

Both are definitely enjoyable films.

Throughly enjoyable .

Absolutely Charming Remake, That's Thoroughly Enjoyable And Very Well Made, With Wonderful Performances And A Really Neat Ending.

Dull, lifeless romantic comedy, very bad - in the most Hollywood sense of the word.

Many won't agree, and the critics may have panned it, but I feel this fantastic , feel-good movie exemplifies what all great movies should be: entertaining , intelligent, thoughtful, with touches of comedy, pathos, and respect for the human condition.. I find myself watching this magnificent work over and over and over, and never tiring of it.

This is an absolutely charming remake, that's throughly enjoyable and very well made, with wonderful performances and a really neat ending and I say its a must see!.

I felt very sleepy and bored watching this one, and I found the sexual tension that the director and actors tried to create rather forced.

This is a classy romantic comedy, well worth watching.

Julia Ormond gets the Audrey Hepburn role, and while those are pretty big shoes to fill, she could have at least tried to give a more compelling performance than the listless one she actually gives.

She actually seemed BORED with the role...

Some elements were too convenient or too contrived.

It was even more dull that it sets up a romance with the daughter of the driver, so the low class.

Of course, the same could be said for the Harrison Ford character as well -- who'd want to waste her time on such a fuddy-duddy when the uber-charming Greg Kinnear is waiting in the background?

Well, I know this genre is not for everybody's taste, but this movie is very easy on the eyes, very light, entertaining, funny and most of all: magical.

The pacing in this new one was AWFUL- so slow and boring.

And it's boring - for her and for us.

A warmly entertaining film and a definite improvement over the original.

making the transformation at the end so much more stunning.

Though 'Sabrina' isn't an exemplary motion picture, all of the players involved work together well in this poignant and entertaining romance-comedy.

Obviously, it didn't work too much considering the moment she was with David again she was shy, hesitant, and BORING.

The players was extremely charming and enjoyable to watch.