Splash 1984

Critics score:
92 / 100

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Janet Maslin, New York Times: Splash may feature a heroine with fins, but it's mostly a standard love story, albeit one with some delightful new twists. Read more

Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader: Its appeal is based almost entirely on regression -- a thematic regression to infancy and a stylistic regression to the most lulling kind of TV blandness. Read more

Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times: It's too bad the relentlessly conventional minds that made this movie couldn't have made the leap from sitcom to comedy. Read more

Richard Schickel, TIME Magazine: A romantic comedy that is as salty and bracing as a plunge in the surf. Read more

Time Out: Howard demonstrates exactly the correct soft touch, skirting the myriad problems of taste. Read more

Variety Staff, Variety: Although film is a bit uneven, production benefits from a tasty look, an airy tone, and a delectable, unblemished performance from Hannah. Read more