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  • Summary: Based on the O'Henry Prize winning story by Tom McNeal, this film explores a legacy of love between a family of men, and the events of one summer that change their world forever. (TellTale Films)
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  1. Positive: 16 out of 20
  2. Negative: 1 out of 20
  1. Such understated storytelling, sensitive directing, and avoidance of easy filmmaking tricks are all too rare in American movies. This is truly one from the heart.
  2. Thanks to strong performances from all, particularly Mount and Nicholson, we're with this story all the way.
  3. 88
    We might quarrel with the crucial decision at the end of Tully, but we have to honor it because we know it comes from a good place. So does the whole movie.
  4. Burrus has a face that does all the talking for him -- deep creases, sad eyes, and a gray hue that hangs over him like a rain cloud. It's a remarkable performance.
  5. 75
    The film's unhurried pace is actually one of its strengths. Entirely appropriately, the tale unfolds like a lazy summer afternoon and concludes with the crisp clarity of a fall dawn. That's not just a farm movie, that's life.
  6. 70
    In its strongest moments, Tully has the quality of a good short story, in the way it details the underlying affection and resentment that creeps into the lives of its four main characters, played with great sensitivity by a cast of mostly unknowns.
  7. 38
    A yawn-provoking little farm melodrama.

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  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
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