Rolling Stone - 03/05/1998
"...The date-night movie of choice for incurable romantics.....Funny and touching..."
Sight and Sound - 06/01/1998
"...The movie makes for demanding, cerebral viewing..."
Entertainment Weekly - 05/29/1998
"...A lovely feeling for the power of chance..." -- Rating: B
Box Office - 03/01/1998
"...Both storylines are compelling and engaging....With a pleasing balance of comedy and drama, SLIDING DOORS is an exceedingly original comedy-drama that appeals to both the romantic heart and the philosophical mind..."
Premiere - 03/01/1998
"...[A] delightful romance with a twist..."
Los Angeles Times - 04/24/1998
"...Cleverly conceived and superbly executed....Paltrow is amiably convincing in her dual roles..."
Wall Street Journal - 07/17/2009
"[A] high-wire act on parallel wires that follows its heroine, Helen along two different life paths....The film is too shrewd to make an open-and-shut case..."
A beautiful young English woman learns that she has been fired from her PR job. On the way home, the doors of a tube car close on her, opening the "what if" floodgates. She begins to live out two lives: if she had made the train, and if she hadn't. An intriguing concept about fate and how simple moments have the ability to change our lives.