'Moonstruck' Critic Reviews

75%
MovieWeb:   0 reviews
93%
Rotten Tomatoes:   41 reviews
  • Chris Nashawaty Entertainment Weekly (Top Critic)
    84
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Janet Maslin New York Times (Top Critic)
    40
    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.
    Full Review » 11 years ago
  • Rita Kempley Washington Post (Top Critic)
    They're an irresistibly offbeat couple -- Cage playing on the edge, where he likes it; Cher creating a fairy-tale realist, captivating yet cautious.
    Full Review » 14 years ago
  • Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times (Top Critic)
    100
    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.
    Full Review » 14 years ago
  • Jonathan Rosenbaum Chicago Reader (Top Critic)
    Most of the show belongs to Cher and Cage, both of whom are at their energetic best.
    Full Review » 6 years ago
  • Variety Staff Variety (Top Critic)
    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.
    Full Review » 6 years ago
  • TIME Magazine (Top Critic)
    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.
    Full Review » 5 years ago
  • Bullz-Eye.com
    90
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Peter Canavese Groucho Reviews
    75
    Wears its off-balance as a badge of pride. [Blu-ray]
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Jeffrey M. Anderson Combustible Celluloid
    A superior romantic comedy, with more than a touch of grace and warmth, and without resorting to the usual stupid romantic comedy cliches.
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • S. Jhoanna Robledo Common Sense Media
    60
    '80s romcom has mature themes; may not interest kids.
    Full Review » 4 years ago
  • Angie Errigo Empire Magazine
    80
    A wholesome, filling glimpse at what happens when people rediscover their appetite for love.
    Full Review » 6 years ago
  • Film4
    A shamelessly exuberant affair in which love touches the young, the hurt and the middle-aged.
    Full Review » 6 years ago
  • Steve Crum Video-Reviewmaster.com
    100
    Cher and Cage are very fine in this romantic comedy directed by Norman Jewison.
    Full Review » 6 years ago
  • Cole Smithey ColeSmithey.com
    80
    A rich and witty romantic comedy with a perfecto monologue from Nicolas Cage.
    Full Review » 6 years ago
  • Time Out
    Stronger on mores than amore, a half smile for a summer night.
    Full Review » 8 years ago
  • David Nusair Reel Film Reviews
    63
    ...generally unable to live up to its reputation as a classic romantic comedy.
    Full Review » 8 years ago
  • Scott Weinberg DVD Clinic
    80
    A warm and funny little ensemble piece that still holds up pretty darn well after almost 20 years.
    Full Review » 8 years ago
  • Pete Croatto Filmcritic.com
    60
    spends so much time reminding us what a quaint and cute little movie we're watching that our interest isn't required
    Full Review » 8 years ago
  • Nell Minow Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
    100
    Full Review » 8 years ago
  • Chuck O'Leary Fantastica Daily
    80
    Full Review » 9 years ago
  • Emanuel Levy EmanuelLevy.Com
    60
    Full Review » 9 years ago
  • Nicolas Lacroix EnPrimeur.ca
    80
    Full Review » 9 years ago
  • Daniel M. Kimmel Worcester Telegram & Gazette
    100
    Full Review » 9 years ago
  • Lori Hoffman Atlantic City Weekly
    80
    Full Review » 9 years ago