'You've Got Mail' Critic Reviews

82%
MovieWeb:   0 reviews
69%
Rotten Tomatoes:   86 reviews
  • Lisa Schwarzbaum Entertainment Weekly (Top Critic)
    67
    Seductive!
    Full Review » 14 years ago
  • Janet Maslin New York Times (Top Critic)
    80
    Even if you already live on the Upper West Side, you might feel the urge to move there before the film is over.
    Full Review » 14 years ago
  • Michael O'Sullivan Washington Post (Top Critic)
    This film made me feel like a Christmas goose being fattened for slaughter. Its force-fed diet of whimsy cloyed long before the eagerly anticipated romantic payoff arrived to put me out of my misery.
    Full Review » 14 years ago
  • Jay Carr Boston Globe (Top Critic)
    Warm, smart, and funny!
    Full Review » 14 years ago
  • J. Hoberman Village Voice (Top Critic)
    Not only about PCs; it appears to have been dictated by one.
    Full Review » 14 years ago
  • Jeff Millar Houston Chronicle (Top Critic)
    Mail may not be as romantic as Sleepless, but it's wittier.
    Full Review » 9 years ago
  • Philip Wuntch Dallas Morning News (Top Critic)
    You've Got Mail provides a perfectly cuddly night at the movies!
    Full Review » 14 years ago
  • Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times (Top Critic)
    75
    Ryan and Hanks have more winning smiles than most people have expressions!
    Full Review » 14 years ago
  • Michael Wilmington Chicago Tribune (Top Critic)
    The whole movie goes bland and flat as a fast-food knish or a blank computer screen.
    Full Review » 14 years ago
  • Lisa Alspector Chicago Reader (Top Critic)
    The coincidences that make the destined lovers' paths cross aren't contrived with much finesse, but the characters get in some decidedly clever lines.
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Jeff Strickler Minneapolis Star Tribune (Top Critic)
    A love story destined to be remembered as one of the best of the decade.
    Full Review » 11 years ago
  • Susan Stark Detroit News (Top Critic)
    75
    It lacks the freshness of the first film, but it's still a charmer.
    Full Review » 14 years ago
  • Bob Fenster Arizona Republic (Top Critic)
    The movie grows on you until you don't want to leave it.
    Full Review » 14 years ago
  • Lael Loewenstein Variety (Top Critic)
    Winning romantic comedy and great date movie!
    Full Review » 14 years ago
  • Robert Horton Film.com (Top Critic)
    Like e-mail, this movie is a message delivery system, no more.
    Full Review » 14 years ago
  • Rick Groen Globe and Mail (Top Critic)
    63
    Fully-stocked, well-oiled and soulless, You've Got Mail sure feels like a franchise operation -- all that's missing is a greeter and a discount card.
    Full Review » 12 years ago
  • James Berardinelli ReelViews (Top Critic)
    75
    It's a feel-good movie that offers enough comedy and romance to warm the heart without risking a sentimental overdose.
    Full Review » 14 years ago
  • Jack Mathews Los Angeles Times (Top Critic)
    60
    There's no denying the chemistry between Hanks, whose comparisons to Jimmy Stewart are becoming annoyingly accurate, and Ryan, whose schoolgirl cuteness is finally taking on a layer of matured confidence.
    Full Review » 13 years ago
  • David Cornelius Popcornworld
    A great big hug of a film.
    Full Review » 2 years ago
  • Sight and Sound
    Full Review » 2 years ago
  • Film4
    Drenched in schmaltz and oozing with saccharine sweetness, Hanks and Ryan squeeze every last drop of cornball sentimentality out of the script, but -- despite all the puff about their on-screen chemistry -- fail to ignite many sparks.
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Peter Canavese Groucho Reviews
    75
    The well-honed dramedic performances by endearingly mock-cranky Hanks and quirky, cryin' Ryan add just enough weight to what might otherwise float away...[Blu-ray]
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Nell Minow Common Sense Media
    80
    Predictable-but-sweet romantic comedy.
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Scott Nash Three Movie Buffs
    75
    Tom Hanks, Meg Ryan and America Online. Could you be anymore 1990s?
    Full Review » 4 years ago
  • John J. Puccio DVDTown.com
    70
    ...you've got a lot of saccharine sweetness in the film, but it's a good kind of sweetness, a gentle, loveable, delightful sweetness.
    Full Review » 6 years ago