Box art for Sabrina (1995)

Sabrina (1995)

comedy, romance


Harrison Ford plays Linus Larrabee, a busy tycoon who has no room for love in his appointment book.

Rotten Tomatoes® scores

  • Critic Score
    65%
  • Audience Score
    64%

common sense

ON for kids age 11
Consumerism
0 out of 5
Drinking, drugs, & smoking
3 out of 5
Language
3 out of 5
Positive messages
0 out of 5
Sex
0 out of 5
Violence
0 out of 5

Uneven remake, still a sweet story.

what parents need to know

Parents need to know that characters drink at parties and at meals. There is some cursing, and David takes a swing at his older brother. However, these incidents are relatively mild. The efforts by Linus and Maude Larrabee to maintain their family fortune and advance the family business are much more suspect. At one point, Linus requests that David, hospitalized after an accident, be kept heavily sedated to prevent him from causing problems.

what families can talk about

  • Families can talk about the problems of class raised by the movie. Although Linus insists "this is the 90s" and his efforts to derail David's growing romance with Sabrina supposedly has little to do with her being the chauffeur's daughter, class remains a sticky issue. Why does the film pay little attention to Sabrina's ambitions, instead suggesting that her only means for real advancement involves marrying up? What reasons might there be for Sabrina loving Linus Larrabee aside from his money? How does Linus's greed and obsession with work keep him from being happy?

movie reviews from Rotten Tomatoes®

  • Tomatometer®

    65%
    reviews counted: 21
    see all Sabrina (1995) reviews
  • Audience

    64%

Top Critic Reviews

Fresh: Has a level of complexity rare in contemporary Hollywood.

- Andy Spletzer, Film.com, Saturday, January 1, 2000

Rotten: Ugly-duckling-into-swan stories are fun, but the lead characters here lack the charisma to make this romantic comedy sufficiently believable or engaging.

- Christine James, Boxoffice Magazine, Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Rotten: Ormand and Ford, who are actually okay, have the impossible tasks of following Wilder's perfect players, Audrey Hepburn and Humphrey Bogart.

- Cynthia Fuchs, Philadelphia City Paper, Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Audience Reviews

4 stars

An almost word for word remake but Harrison Ford is great. Full review later.

- TomBowler, Friday, April 9, 2010

3 stars

While it's not a particularly amazing movie, it still has a lot of redeeming qualities. Harrison Ford actually played a highly entertaining yuppie and had a lot of great moments. While it is a little bit fluffy for my taste, it is by no means a bad romantic comedy.

- ythelastman89, Friday, November 20, 2009

1 star

Meh. Julia Ormond is exquisite but Harrison Ford is blisteringly dull. The film hardly shows Sabrina's development from gawky nerd to Parisian sophisticate at all. A few zingers here and there, but on the whole, draggy and overwrought. The original with Audrey and Bogie didn't make much of an impression on me either.

- aliceinpunderland, Friday, January 9, 2009