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7.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 32 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 25 out of 32
  2. Negative: 5 out of 32
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  1. Jan 3, 2015
    7
    Interesting movie, at most. It makes you wonder how good the book the film is based on actually is (I am about to find out, as soon as I can). Colin Farrell's pure, innocent, and open role is beautiful: this is the way the world and the people in it should be! Prejudiction cast aside, for our hearts know better than cold reasoning, at times.
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59

Mixed or average reviews - based on 34 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 34
  2. Negative: 1 out of 34
  1. Reviewed by: David Ansen
    70
    Packs an irresistible emotional punch.
  2. Cunningham's depth of feeling transformed the book's premise into something beyond sniggers or camp, and the best moments in the movie, which was directed by theater veteran Michael Mayer in his film debut and adapted by Cunningham, have a similar emotional charge.
  3. Reviewed by: David Rooney
    80
    Driven by soulful performances and by a genuine sense of wonder for the unpredictable permutations of love and family.