Moonstruck 1987

Critics score:
92 / 100

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Gene Siskel, Chicago Tribune: You will not easily forget this incredibly robust family. Read more

Dave Kehr, Chicago Tribune: It isn't great art -- it`s too closely concentrated on immediate emotional effect for that -- but it is highly sophisticated craftsmanship. Read more

Sheila Benson, Los Angeles Times: An American movie with foreign-film sensibilities, Moonstruck's depths come from their perfect balance of writing and direction. Read more

Jay Boyar, Orlando Sentinel: There's an old-fashioned romanticism about the picture, a sweet, gentle approach to love and family life. But this is kept from seeming sappy by the picture's tough-minded, almost abrasive sense of humor. Read more

Carrie Rickey, Philadelphia Inquirer: Charming if erratic, Moonstruck is the unlikely marriage of undershirt-in- kitchen naturalism and urbane drawing-room farce. Read more

Janet Maslin, New York Times: The title refers to one relative's theory that the full moon can make people wildly romantic, make them behave in wonderful, unpredictably crazy ways. Not crazy enough. Read more

Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader: Most of the show belongs to Cher and Cage, both of whom are at their energetic best. Read more

Chris Nashawaty, Entertainment Weekly: Norman Jewison's tiramisu-sweet romantic comedy is passionate and profound. Read more

Chris Chase, New York Daily News: This is a movie that makes you want to sing "Boheme" and walk in the moonlight and move to Brooklyn. Read more

Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times: Reviews of the movie tend to make it sound like a madcap ethnic comedy, and that it is. But there is something more here, a certain bittersweet yearning that comes across as ineffably romantic, and a certain magical quality. Read more

TIME Magazine: John Patrick Shanley's witty, shapely script puts an octet of New Yorkers under a lunar-tuney spell one romantic night. Cher shines brightest of all. Read more

Time Out: Stronger on mores than amore, a half smile for a summer night. Read more

Variety Staff, Variety: Norman Jewison's film is a mostly appetizing blend of comedy and drama carried by snappy dialog and a wonderful ensemble full of familiar faces. Read more

Rita Kempley, Washington Post: They're an irresistibly offbeat couple -- Cage playing on the edge, where he likes it; Cher creating a fairy-tale realist, captivating yet cautious. Read more