A narcissistic TV weatherman, along with his attractive-but-distant producer and mawkish cameraman, is sent to report on Groundhog Day in the small town of Punxsutawney, where he finds himself repeating the same day over and over.
@Desert Frogger @yashar It's actually Groundhog Day. No fair dropping the toaster in the bathtub.2 minutes ago
@Ed Isaacs Eight days after Groundhog Day is my birthday. Then comes Washington's. It's a natural progression.4 minutes ago
Andres Gomez Funny story done to fit on Bill Murray's shoes. It is good enough and with a moral for the family but I don't get it what this is such a famous movie.
markuspm I can watch this movie again and again and again. Just trying to imagine what I would do in such a situation. And who doesn't like groundhogs?
Michael Sragow Even if you applaud Bill Murray's evolution from inspired comedian to minimalist seriocomic actor, it's a relief to revisit his most varied and charming role as Phil Connors.
Jonathan Rosenbaum Considering that none of the characters is fresh or interesting, it's a commendable achievement that the quality of the storytelling alone keeps the movie watchable and likable.
Richard Corliss [Murray] carries Groundhog Day with his uniquely frittery nonchalance and makes the movie a comic time warp anyone should be happy to get stuck in.
Richard Natale Ramis' direction is often too cool and restrained. He wisely avoids playing into the tale's underlying sentimentality.
Michael Booth Since arriving as a mild success in 1993, Groundhog Day has gradually achieved the status of beloved. The American Film Institute rates it No.34 on its list of all-time funniest movies, and it's a story that bears frequent repeat viewings.
Geoff Andrew Ramis directs this surreal suburban fantasy with an admirably light touch, revelling in its absurd repetitions, surprising us with narrative ellipses, and allowing Murray ample space to indulge his special mix of sarcasm and smarm.
Desson Thomson Groundhog will never be designated a national film treasure by the Library of Congress. But, in terms of vehicle selection, this is one of the better ones Murray has hitched himself to.
Hal Hinson ... brilliantly imaginative ...