User Score
6.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 9 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9

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  1. Feb 21, 2012
    4
    Come on now... as much as they might try to disguise it, this is just a vehicle to make Anthony Hopkins play another Hannibal Lecter-esque character. Not bad but I'll bet there's no more than a handful of folks in the world who's seen it more than once.
Metascore
43

Mixed or average reviews - based on 23 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 23
  2. Negative: 6 out of 23
  1. The medium is more palatable than the saccharine message because Hopkins and Gooding know how to put on a show.
  2. The warning against actors playing with dogs or children should be expanded to include men in gorilla suits.
  3. 50
    A mushy-headed, unintentionally funny inspirational drama that plays like a clumsy attempt to crossbreed "The Shawshank Redemption" and "One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest."