The Tic Code

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  • Summary: A 10-year-old piano prodigy, against the wishes of his instructor, dreams of becoming a jazz pianist. This interest leads him to find a mentor in a famous jazz sax player who bonds with the boy because of their shared interest in jazz and because they each suffer from Tourette's Syndrome.

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  1. Positive: 12 out of 17
  2. Negative: 0 out of 17
  1. Reviewed by: Tom Keogh
    90
    Director Gary Winick ("Sweet Nothing") ingeniously complements Draper's layered approach by modulating the film's energy in fascinating ways.
  2. Starts out self-consciously but gets better as it goes along, winding up as affecting as it is illuminating.
  3. If it seems to have the ingredients of an after-school special, the performances take it to another level. Gut level.
  4. I value the flawed Tic Code over a good many relatively flawless features because it has more heart, more life, and more spunk.
  5. An honest, plainspoken and unsentimental movie.
  6. 60
    A sympathetic but conventional disease-of-the-week movie.
  7. Not entirely persuasive, not entirely schmaltzy, "The Tic Code" is one of those well-meant dramatizations... that mysteriously made it all the way to a theater near you.

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  3. Negative: 0 out of 1

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