User Score
8.8

Universal acclaim- based on 62 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 54 out of 62
  2. Negative: 3 out of 62
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  1. MichelleP.
    Oct 12, 2002
    4
    The word "corny" is written all over this film. Don't get me wrong, the cast was excellent. But this movie, compared to the book, is a waste of a movie. Skip the movie, and read the book instead. Or why not settle for a "typical Disney family film"?
  2. ChadS.
    Oct 14, 2002
    5
    It's not "Suck Everlasting", but suck is the operative word whenever that unneeded voice-over grates over the soundtrack. Alexis Bledel's visage is no blank slate. Her eyes communicates enough wonder to render the narration redundant. Another bad choice was to cut away too frequently from Winnie and the Tucks. Are Sissy Spacek and William Hurt not capable enough actors to hold It's not "Suck Everlasting", but suck is the operative word whenever that unneeded voice-over grates over the soundtrack. Alexis Bledel's visage is no blank slate. Her eyes communicates enough wonder to render the narration redundant. Another bad choice was to cut away too frequently from Winnie and the Tucks. Are Sissy Spacek and William Hurt not capable enough actors to hold our interest? The best reason to see "Tuck Everlasting" is Alexis Bledel. Expand
  3. VeryDisappointed
    Nov 15, 2002
    4
    You know, the book made you think a lot more than this movie did. I can't believe what Disney did. They turned a meaningful novel into a cheesy romance.
Metascore
66

Generally favorable reviews - based on 27 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 27
  2. Negative: 0 out of 27
  1. Carefully walks the fine line between paying homage to a classic and entertaining a modern audience.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.