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8.7

Universal acclaim- based on 53 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 49 out of 53
  2. Negative: 2 out of 53
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  1. SteveG.
    May 27, 2005
    5
    Sorry to say this was something of a mish-mash: a film that never seemed sure of what it was meant to be and got lost in a hazy mixture of smaller issues. Entertaining at times, cute at others but overall a disappointment. It suffered, as some British movies can do, from a lack of a tight script and sharp directing. Which is a shame as it potentially had all the makings of a good story. Sorry to say this was something of a mish-mash: a film that never seemed sure of what it was meant to be and got lost in a hazy mixture of smaller issues. Entertaining at times, cute at others but overall a disappointment. It suffered, as some British movies can do, from a lack of a tight script and sharp directing. Which is a shame as it potentially had all the makings of a good story. But where was it in all this? The thrust of the film changed at at odd point, love interest added nothing much, the villain was neither a threat or an excuse, any emotion the sons felt at the absence of their mother was skirted round, things happened without reason and above all we had the ludicrous sight of a British isles Christmas filmed in high summer. The "imagined saints and motherless boy finding a bag of cash" angle would have been enough but we had too many things thrown into the film to make it anything more than a light-hearted, but ultimately forgettable film. Expand
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74

Generally favorable reviews - based on 33 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 29 out of 33
  2. Negative: 0 out of 33
  1. 75
    It's an uplifting motion picture that will bring smiles to faces, and Boyle's trademark irreverence keeps the feel-good experience from becoming too saccharine.
  2. By avoiding sentimentality, Millions emerges as a simple tale told with sympathy for a child's point of view.
  3. Reviewed by: Derek Elley
    70
    Maintains a bankable charm and innocence even when overdrawn on the special effects side.