Metascore
28

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 33 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 33
  2. Negative: 19 out of 33
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User Score
7.3

Generally favorable reviews- based on 103 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 40 out of 51
  2. Negative: 5 out of 51
  1. Sep 27, 2011
    4
    I agree the movie was pretty cheesy and tacky for its taste but seriously, "I am Sam" doesn't deserve this much hate.
  2. Feb 27, 2013
    10
    Why don't the critics like this? It was so realistic and wonderful. The critics are being bad at their job. >:l Yes watchers, pretty much allWhy don't the critics like this? It was so realistic and wonderful. The critics are being bad at their job. >:l Yes watchers, pretty much all love this. This is EPICCCC Full Review »
  3. Nov 28, 2012
    8
    It may be overly sweet, but it's still an engaging film with one of Sean Penn's greatest performances sealed within it.