Lisa Schwarzbaum - Entertainment Weekly
Even if you already live on the Upper West Side, you might feel the urge to move there before the film is over.
Janet Maslin - New York Times
This film made me feel like a Christmas goose being fattened for slaughter. Its force-fed diet of whimsy cloyed long before the eagerly anticipated romantic payoff arrived to put me out of my misery.
Michael O'Sullivan - Washington Post
Warm, smart, and funny!
Jay Carr - Boston Globe
Not only about PCs; it appears to have been dictated by one.
J. Hoberman - Village Voice
Mail may not be as romantic as Sleepless, but it's wittier.
Jeff Millar - Houston Chronicle
You've Got Mail provides a perfectly cuddly night at the movies!
Philip Wuntch - Dallas Morning News
Ryan and Hanks have more winning smiles than most people have expressions!
Roger Ebert - Chicago Sun-Times
The whole movie goes bland and flat as a fast-food knish or a blank computer screen.
Michael Wilmington - Chicago Tribune
The coincidences that make the destined lovers' paths cross aren't contrived with much finesse, but the characters get in some decidedly clever lines.
Lisa Alspector - Chicago Reader
A love story destined to be remembered as one of the best of the decade.
Jeff Strickler - Minneapolis Star Tribune
It lacks the freshness of the first film, but it's still a charmer.
Susan Stark - Detroit News
The movie grows on you until you don't want to leave it.
Bob Fenster - Arizona Republic
Winning romantic comedy and great date movie!
Lael Loewenstein - Variety
Like e-mail, this movie is a message delivery system, no more.
Robert Horton - Film.com
Fully-stocked, well-oiled and soulless, You've Got Mail sure feels like a franchise operation -- all that's missing is a greeter and a discount card.
Rick Groen - Globe and Mail
It's a feel-good movie that offers enough comedy and romance to warm the heart without risking a sentimental overdose.
James Berardinelli - ReelViews
There's no denying the chemistry between Hanks, whose comparisons to Jimmy Stewart are becoming annoyingly accurate, and Ryan, whose schoolgirl cuteness is finally taking on a layer of matured confidence.
Jack Mathews - Los Angeles Times
A great big hug of a film.
David Cornelius - Popcornworld
- Sight and Sound
Drenched in schmaltz and oozing with saccharine sweetness, Hanks and Ryan squeeze every last drop of cornball sentimentality out of the script, but -- despite all the puff about their on-screen chemistry -- fail to ignite many sparks.
The well-honed dramedic performances by endearingly mock-cranky Hanks and quirky, cryin' Ryan add just enough weight to what might otherwise float away...[Blu-ray]
Peter Canavese - Groucho Reviews
Predictable-but-sweet romantic comedy.
Nell Minow - Common Sense Media
Tom Hanks, Meg Ryan and America Online. Could you be anymore 1990s?
Scott Nash - Three Movie Buffs
...you've got a lot of saccharine sweetness in the film, but it's a good kind of sweetness, a gentle, loveable, delightful sweetness.
John J. Puccio - DVDTown.com
John J. Puccio - Movie Metropolis
The clumsily loaded characterisation not only treats almost every other figure as dispensable, but doesn't even bother to make Meg and Tom properly sympathetic.
Geoff Andrew - Time Out
You've Got Mail is not as saccharine as I expected, but the sugar-coated love story offers us nothing new or original.
Robin Clifford - Reeling Reviews
There's no denying the on-screen chemistry between Hanks and Ryan, but still it never really seems to spark as much as it did in Sleepless in Seattle.
Garth Franklin - Dark Horizons
Dragan Antulov - rec.arts.movies.reviews
There is something marvelously contrived about this classic situation: two attractive and incongruous characters who don't know what we know:They belong with each, and when the heck will they get together?
Jim Shelby - Palo Alto Weekly
You've Got Mail is probably not as engaging as Sleepless, with which it will inevitably be compared, but it has its moments.
John R. McEwen - Film Quips Online
It's a good date movie, and I recommend it. But don't forget to rent The Shop Around the Corner.
Jeffrey M. Anderson - Combustible Celluloid
This film enchanted me, and even if it did work for me slightly better as a comedy than as a romance, it's still a great comedy -- and Ryan and Hanks are teriffic.
James Rocchi - Netflix
Yes, You've Got Mail isn't strikingly profound or groundbreaking, but it's one of these movies that just make you feel real good.
Kevin N. Laforest - Montreal Film Journal
Every time You've Got Mail is about to choke on its own cleverness, it's resuscitated by its extremely likable -- oh heck, let's just call them lovable -- stars.
Ruthe Stein - San Francisco Chronicle
Nora Ephron and Delia Ephron's screenplay is adequately warm and funny, and the characters sufficiently charming, to draw audiences in to the unlikely but ultimately engaging love affair.
Christine James - Boxoffice Magazine
Um filme carente de atrativos como os que fizeram de 'Sintonia de Amor' uma pequena obra-prima entre as comedias romanticas.
Pablo Villaca - Cinema em Cena
Structural elegance is not the hallmark of Mail; neither is depth of insight into the nature of role playing, love, and identity.
Peter Keough - Boston Phoenix
You've Got Mail has much in common with Sleepless in Seattle but ultimately pales by comparison.
Charlotte O'Sullivan - Sight and Sound
This slick and entertaining film scores some salient points about the mixed attractions of online dating and the perils of modern relationships.
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat - Spirituality and Practice
You've Got Mail is a relentlessly practical movie, big business versus little business, strangers touching over the internet versus real life volatility.
Karina Montgomery - Cinerina
A magical combination of love, loneliness, humor, and conflict.
Jim Chastain - Norman Transcript
light and romantic, funny, charming, and easy to sit through
James Kendrick - Q Network Film Desk
You've Got Mail is a nice little romantic comedy that is boosted by perhaps the best romantic couple in the movies today, Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan, the stars of Sleepless in Seattle, and the overlooked gem Joe Vs. the Volcano.
Robert Roten - Laramie Movie Scope
The entire movie is glazed with syrupy sweet generic moments...that clash with the potentially enjoyable, devious grown-up comedy that nearly surfaces as Joe and Kathleen develop a flirty animosity as they continue to run into each other.
Rob Blackwelder - SPLICEDWire
A spotty and tedious two hour affair!
Gary Thompson - Philadelphia Daily News
Better than Sleepless in Seattle
Carlo Cavagna - AboutFilm.com
You've Got Mail is a valentine to New York's Upper West Side neighborhood, a center of liberal, well-educated individuals who patronize a plethora of megastores and independents as well.
Harvey S. Karten - Compuserve
Hanks and Ryan are masters at making this kind of slight rom- com work, but even they run out of steam before the end.
Angie Errigo - Empire Magazine
You've Got Mail is a celebrity-powered wish-fulfillment, and that's okay. Sometimes it's enjoyable just watching nice things happen to nice people, even if the nice people involved happen to be movie stars.
Scott Renshaw - rec.arts.movies.reviews
Mail offers us a fantasy version of New York, the one we'd all like to live in, that only serves to enhance the film's genuine New York magic.
MaryAnn Johanson - Flick Filosopher
Another problem is chemistry; remarkably, Hanks and Ryan haven't any until the last few scenes.
Lawrence Toppman - Charlotte Observer
What a sparkling, sweet treat! It's the most romantic movie of the holiday season.
Susan Granger - rec.arts.movies.reviews
You've Got Mail is a valentine to the happenstance miracle of lovers and other strangers, a movie that regards modern romance as something that is, ultimately, old-fashioned to its core.
Steve Davis - Austin Chronicle
Edward Johnson-Ott - NUVO Newsweekly
If you thought Hanks and Ryan were endearing in their previous teamings in 'Sleepless In Seattle' and 'Joe Versus the Volcano,' you ain't seen nothing yet.
James Sanford - Kalamazoo Gazette
Delightful and uplifting, You've Got Mail is light as a souffle fresh from the oven.
Louise Keller - Urban Cinefile
Of all the delights to be had while watching the enchanting romantic comedy You've Got Mail, none gave me more joy than the performance of co-lead Meg Ryan.
Michael Dequina - TheMovieReport.com
You've Got Mail distills the essence of Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks. It's a cute, funny, nice and ever-so-appealing romantic comedy.
Madeleine Williams - Cinematter
Pretty typical Ephron: shiny to look at, with myriad clever moments, the whole thing awash in more sentiment than Frank Capra ever dared.
David Noh - Film Journal International
Consistently charming and delightful!
Steve Rhodes - Internet Reviews
Matt Easterbrook - Matt's Movie Reviews
Charmless and hokey!
John Paul Powell - Jam! Movies
Less than what you hoped for but pretty much what you expected.
Duane Dudek - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
David Elliott - San Diego Union-Tribune
There's no serious problem that would keep me from recommending the movie, but if you want a more organized, more serious, more humorous and more organic film, watch the similar Sleepless In Seattle.
David Keyes - Cinemaphile.org
Hanks and Ryan have a chemistry that's undeniable.
- E! Online
Ephron's updating of this material falls flat.
Rob Gonsalves - eFilmCritic.com
What a complete waste of time.
Matt Lawrence - Filmcritic.com
As warm and cozy as a cuddle under a favorite old quilt.
Jack Garner - Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
You've Got Mail is a timely romance for this impersonal, computer-driven decade.
Bob Bloom - rec.arts.movies.reviews
Seasonal to the max, You've Got Mail is a paradigm of product placement, packaged good cheer and innocuous irony.
Cynthia Fuchs - Philadelphia City Paper
A sweetly sentimental romance that shrewdly capitalizes on the foolproof allure of its stars.
Eleonore Snow - Mr. Showbiz
You've Got Mail is a light and tasty little romantic recipe for the holidays.
Mark R. Leeper - rec.arts.movies.reviews
Boring, unoriginal, long-winded rehash of two of this writer's earlier scripts, based on the 1940 film entitled The Shop Around the Corner...
JoBlo - JoBlo's Movie Emporium
It's handsome, professional moviemaking all around, just a little flat when it ought to soar.
Shawn Levy - Oregonian
You've Got Mail, is a sleek, well-photographed romantic comedy that actually compliments the beauty of NYC more than the actual stars of the film...
Dustin Putman - DustinPutman.com
At two hours, the froth on the comedy starts to dissolve like foam on a latte left standing all day.
Jane Ganahl - San Francisco Examiner
a romantic comedy in the long tradition of Hollywood romantic comedies
Arthur Lazere - culturevulture.net
That Joe is smug, oily and a ruthless destroyer of small businesses, while Kathleen intolerably twee, makes for some rough sledding that the combined star power of Ryan and Hanks doesn't ameliorate.
Maitland McDonagh - TV Guide's Movie Guide
Julie Hinds - San Jose Mercury News
Crisp plot and smart and funny dialogue.
Jim Judy - Screen It!
El amor traspasa las barreras de la cibernetica para conquistarlo todo
Jorge Avila Andrade - Moviola
The witty dialogue gets high gloss from two of the finest light romantic leads in Hollywood, whose chemistry was already proven in Sleepless in Seattle.
Nell Minow - Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
Succeeds because because it is such a refreshing dose of romantic fantasy -- and because it has such likable stars in Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan.
Jeff Vice - Deseret News, Salt Lake City