Paramount Pictures | Release Date: July 6, 1994 CRITIC SCORE DISTRIBUTION
82
METASCORE
Universal acclaim based on 20 Critics
Positive:
18
Mixed:
2
Negative:
0
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100
Clean up the language, and this little roach of a movie could play the bottom half of a double bill with Rowan and Martin's “The Maltese Bippy.” [26 March 1999, Life, p.9E]
90
This is an ambitious movie that attempts too much rather than too little.
88
Doesn't sound like a very prepossessing title, but prepare to be taken aback by "what's in a name." [6 July 1994, Life, p.1D]
80
Mr. ShowbizJoseph McBride
The film's technical brilliance and sentimental kick seduced many viewers unsuspecting of its polemical intent.
70
It's most successful when it is being off-center, a state of grace it doesn't quite have the nerve to maintain. [6 July 1994, Calendar, p. F-1]
70
Has the elements of an emotionally gripping story. Yet is feels less like a romance than like a coffee-table book celebrating the magic of special effect. [6 July 1994, p. C9]