While You Were Sleeping 1995

Critics score:
80 / 100

Reviews provided by RottenTomatoes

Michael Wilmington, Chicago Tribune: It plays like a movie dreamed up by people in a studio marketing department who'd decided to bare their souls. Read more

Peter Rainer, Los Angeles Times: Bullock is a genuinely engaging performer, which at least gives the treacle some minty freshness. Read more

Jay Boyar, Orlando Sentinel: It's Bullock's first shot at a role in which she plays second fiddle neither to males nor special effects. And she turns out to be every bit as delightful as anyone might have expected. Read more

Steven Rea, Philadelphia Inquirer: Compared to While You Were Sleeping, even the half-baked scenario of the Marisa Tomei-Robert Downey Jr. romance Only You looks witty and inventive. Read more

Richard Schickel, TIME Magazine: Recaptures the true spirit of the best kind of modern fairy tale. Read more

Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader: The film's casual warmth may make you tolerate some of the shortcomings -- especially since Bullock seems to be having such a fine time with her first starring role. Read more

Lisa Schwarzbaum, Entertainment Weekly: Bullock just about knocks herself exhausted being winsome and lovable. Read more

Anthony Lane, New Yorker: [Bullock] knows one of the secrets of doing romantic comedy: treating the romance as a good joke. Read more

Jami Bernard, New York Daily News: A cute premise with engaging leads but little else to keep you awake. Read more

Janet Maslin, New York Times: This is a formula film, but it has the kind of good cheer and fine tuning that occasionally give slickness a good name. Read more

James Berardinelli, ReelViews: A perfect example of this unoriginal-but-enjoyable type of film making. Read more

Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times: A feel-good film, warm and good-hearted. Read more

Peter Stack, San Francisco Chronicle: A lighthearted, charming nougat for romantics. Read more

Tom Charity, Time Out: As cute and cuddly a bedtime story as anyone could wish for. Read more

Leonard Klady, Variety: Director Jon Turteltaub has a smooth style suited to classic farce and knows just how to pace the material to accentuate the positive. Read more

Hal Hinson, Washington Post: A sappy, negligible, thoroughly innocuous romantic comedy vehicle for Sandra Bullock. Read more

Kevin McManus, Washington Post: Cringe-inducing moments abound. Read more