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12,346 Ratings

Groundhog Day

Directed by Harold Ramis
United States, 1993


Phil Connors, an arrogant Pittsburgh weatherman, is dreading his upcoming assignment: to cover a Groundhog Day festival in smalltown Pennsylvania. Making no effort to hide his frustration, he will find himself caught in a time warp, where he has to relive the same day over and over again.

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Groundhog Day Directed by Harold Ramis

Awards & Festivals

BAFTA Awards

1994 | Winner: Best Screenplay - Original

New York Film Critics Circle Awards

1993 | 2nd place: Best Screenplay

London Critics Circle Film Awards

1994 | Winner: Screenwriter of the Year

National Film Preservation Board

2006 | Winner: National Film Registry

Critics reviews

The brilliant insight that GROUNDHOG DAY shares with its audience is that watching the same movie again is inevitably to watch a different movie. “Okay campers, rise and shine, and don’t forget your booties ‘cause it’s cold out there today.” The banal banter of a radio DJ unexpectedly becomes a sobering existential pronouncement.
February 01, 2013
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All of the characters are equally unfresh and uninteresting. What keeps it entertaining, apart from a few brief slapstick interludes, is the unorthodox narrative construction — and stock characters may serve this cause better than interesting characters would because they distract less from the narrative mechanisms.
March 05, 1993
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