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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 24
  2. Negative: 1 out of 24
  1. Rich with physical and psychological texture, and boosted by Thomas Newman's muted score, Unstrung Heroes is that rare mainstream film that doesn't shout in our ear to make its points. It draws us in, subtly and gracefully, and casts a lingering charm.
  2. Reviewed by: David Ansen
    90
    Thanks to everyone involved, the movie radiates a hundred pleasures.
  3. 88
    Unstrung Heroes has been directed by Diane Keaton with an unusual combination of sentiment and quirky eccentricity.
  4. 75
    There's nothing especially original about Unstrung Heroes, but the story is told with intelligence and sensitivity.
  5. Reviewed by: Emma Cochrane
    60
    Keaton handles her appealing ensemble, the early 60s period and child's perspective of tragedy, love and reconciliation with a sure, gentle hand.
  6. Reviewed by: Mike Clark
    50
    Yet because this adaptation of Franz Lidz's childhood memoir is odd enough and even stylish enough to attract a small following, you might want to weigh my ingrained dyspepsia before electing not to see it. [15 Sep 1995]
  7. 30
    Too much attention to art-deco detail, a meandering story that hesitates whenever it wants to touch an emotional chord, then squanders the opportunity with an eccentric line-reading or an extravagant camera angle.

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