Generally favorable reviews- based on 38 Ratings
Jan 18, 2013This film isn't exactly groundbreaking in any significant way. Nevertheless, it is a very solid film... if you can suspend your belief regarding the mind-reading (and the way he gains and loses the ability). Mel Gibson gives an absolutely stellar performance and looks pretty good to boot. Helen Hunt's performance is also quite sublime. This film even deals with the topic of suicide in a very profound and tear jerking way. I had to pause the film so as not to break out in tears... and I'm not the type to cry at films much
All in all its worth a watch… Full Review »
JimM.Sep 30, 2007Mel Gibson's charming performance shines in an otherwise moderately amusing movie. He's become the best comedic leading man I've seen in a very long time--maybe ever. I'd have to go all the way back to Cary Grant to find anybody even comparable, but Gibson offers accessibility and vulnerability that Grant never had. He even makes romance with Helen Hunt believable. Marisa Tomei is good too, beautiful and sweet. I give it a 10 because Mel Gibson is so astonishingly good. Otherwise it'd get about a 4.… Full Review »
ChrisH.Jan 4, 2006Awful, brainless, misogynist tripe.