Splash

Splash

Splash

Ron Howard directs Tom Hanks and Daryl Hannah in this '80s romantic fantasy. Hanks is a successful businessman who falls in love with the girl of his dreams (Hannah), but there's an issue: she's a mermaid.

1984Rating: PG111 minsUSA
ComedyFantasyRomance
Director:
Ron Howard ('Apollo 13', 'A Beautiful Mind', 'Frost/Nixon')
Cast:
Tom HanksDaryl HannahEugene LevyJohn Candy

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Reviews & comments

The New York Times

The New York Times

press

Splash may feature a heroine with fins, but it's mostly a standard love story, albeit one with some delightful new twists.

Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

It's too bad the relentlessly conventional minds that made this movie couldn't have made the leap from sitcom to comedy.

Time Out

Time Out

press

Howard demonstrates exactly the correct soft touch, skirting the myriad problems of taste.

Variety

Variety

press

Although film is a bit uneven, production benefits from a tasty look, an airy tone, and a delectable, unblemished performance from Hannah.

Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

The movie that really showed Tom Hanks' promise as a deliverer of great comedy and heart-warming pathos.

4.0
Time Magazine

Time Magazine

press

A romantic comedy that is as salty and bracing as a plunge in the surf.

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

It's a rambunctious comedy, coming from director Ron Howard who, with his previous, wacky Night Shift, unarguably shows that beneath that Opie Taylor/Richie Cunningham persona, there's a wild and crazy spirit.

The Washington Post

The Washington Post

press

Splash, an aquacade of myth and laughter, glimmers like moonlit tide. It's an enrapturing underwater romance pairing dry-lander Tom Hanks with mermaid Daryl Hannah (not an easy affair for a nonswimmer).

The New York Times

The New York Times

press

Splash may feature a heroine with fins, but it's mostly a standard love story, albeit one with some delightful new twists.

Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

It's too bad the relentlessly conventional minds that made this movie couldn't have made the leap from sitcom to comedy.

Time Out

Time Out

press

Howard demonstrates exactly the correct soft touch, skirting the myriad problems of taste.

Variety

Variety

press

Although film is a bit uneven, production benefits from a tasty look, an airy tone, and a delectable, unblemished performance from Hannah.

Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

The movie that really showed Tom Hanks' promise as a deliverer of great comedy and heart-warming pathos.

4.0
Time Magazine

Time Magazine

press

A romantic comedy that is as salty and bracing as a plunge in the surf.

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

It's a rambunctious comedy, coming from director Ron Howard who, with his previous, wacky Night Shift, unarguably shows that beneath that Opie Taylor/Richie Cunningham persona, there's a wild and crazy spirit.

The Washington Post

The Washington Post

press

Splash, an aquacade of myth and laughter, glimmers like moonlit tide. It's an enrapturing underwater romance pairing dry-lander Tom Hanks with mermaid Daryl Hannah (not an easy affair for a nonswimmer).

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