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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Splash / Reviews

The New York Times

The New York Times

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

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Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

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

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Time Out

Time Out

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

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Variety

Variety

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

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

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

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Time Magazine

Time Magazine

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

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

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.

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The Washington Post

The Washington Post

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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