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  • Summary: A movie for children and grown-ups of all ages, Opal Dream tells the touching story of a young girl, Kellyanne Williamson, whose unshakable faith in her two imaginary friends resonates through her small hometown in the Australian Outback. (Strand Releasing)
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  1. Positive: 8 out of 15
  2. Negative: 0 out of 15
  1. Reviewed by: Ken Fox
    The film's sweetness derives primarily from the relationship between Ashmol and his unusual sister, and draws much of its richness from the unfamiliar and fascinating world of opal prospecting.
  2. It's tear-jerker material but ends up being quite touching, and it's a good choice for family viewing.
  3. 75
    A heartwarming family fable that parents and kids can enjoy.
  4. Though there are no Montys, full or otherwise, the finale will lift you up.
  5. Reviewed by: Megan Lehmann
    A fanciful wisp of a film that feels slight at times. It's based on the slender novella "Pobby and Dingan," by Ben Rice, who also co-wrote the screenplay. Yet it winds up making some keen observations on the power of imagination.
  6. Reviewed by: Ty Burr
    The film squeezes out its feel-good messages like toothpaste from a tube.
  7. A warning to parents everywhere about the dangers of indulging irrational behavior, Opal Dream is a sickly sweet tale of deep dysfunction masquerading as family solidarity.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 1 out of 3