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Sabrina Review

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Critics scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.

  • 4.0

    out of 100

    Generally favorable reviews
    based on a weighted average of all
    critic review scores.

  • 100

    out of 100

    The New York Times

    In our wistful estimation, the most delightful comedy-romance in years.

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  • 70

    out of 100


    Gold, in a word, is guaranteed at the boxoffice, and this is never less than glittering entertainment, but somehow a certain measure of lead has found its way into the formula.

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  • 75

    out of 100

    ReelViews James Berardinelli

    Sabrina is playfully seductive, and will leave almost all viewers, even those as cold as Linus, with a smile on their lips and a warm glow in their hearts. [Review of re-release]

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  • 80

    out of 100


    A slick blend of heart and chuckles makes Sabrina a sock romantic comedy.

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For Families provided by Common Sense Media

OK for kids 11+

Romance-comedy classic for tweens and up.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that the film opens with Sabrina's attempted suicide -- it's not a terribly disturbing or graphic scene, but for young or sensitive children, it's worth a parent preview.

  • Families can talk about the issues of class raised in this film. How does Sabrina's father feel about class division? What about Mr. Larrabee? Why does Sabrina transfer her affection from David to Linus? She accepts the Larrabees' bargain in the end -- is it for the money? Sabrina doesn't want to be a cook like her mother. What are her other options?

The good stuff
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    Messages: The Larrabees' snobbery is shown to be unattractive.

What to watch for
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    Violence: Attempted suicide. Some punches thrown between brothers.

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    Sex: Not an issue

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    Language: Not an issue

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    Consumerism: Not an issue

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    Drinking, drugs and smoking: Characters drink, but not excessively.