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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 27
  2. Negative: 0 out of 27
  1. Reviewed by: C.W. Nevius
    Perhaps the best teen date movie ever set in the year 1914, "Tuck" represents a brave leap against the tide. No sex, no car crashes and minimal violence. It just might be a hit.
  2. 88
    Not a typical Disney family film -- thank god. Charming and thought-provoking, this is the kind of movie with the sweetness necessary to appeal to younger (although not too young) viewers and the philosophical richness to draw in veteran movie-goers.
  3. Reviewed by: Robert Koehler
    Disney's tradition of intelligent, live-action family period cinema is magnificently revived in Tuck Everlasting.
  4. Reviewed by: Ty Burr
    These actors offset the modern-day ordinariness of the leads -- Jackson, especially, seems as if he's just driven over from a mall tour -- and so, ultimately, does the exquisite moral dilemma of Tuck Everlasting.
  5. Depends on the magical for the inner workings of its story, and that might not suit viewers desirous of more concrete explanations. But, again, the movie seems just right for the viewers it aims to please.
  6. 60
    Unfortunately, Russell paces the film as if trying to demonstrate what eternity feels like. When the plot begs to move forward, the film keeps lingering over friendly fawns and long walks through the forest.
  7. Reviewed by: Ed Park
    Bledel, consigned to corsets and croquet, looks so weepy for much of Tuck Everlasting. The reason might lie in a script that favors the starchy demands of period melodrama over her TV show's fizzy screwball banter -- or maybe it's just William Hurt's embarrassing brogue.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 24
  2. Negative: 1 out of 24
  1. PhoebeY.
    Jan 9, 2007
    I thought that the movie was pretty good! Their scences of the past seem really real. It kinda followed the writing of the book, but well... not really. Anyways, I really liked it and enjoyed it! Expand
  2. Zack
    May 3, 2007
    The book and the movie are so different.... The struggles of living as a 10 year old and a 17 year old are completely different!!!! In my eyes in the movie Winnioe should have been 10. The book was excellent though. The book gets 10. Expand

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