• Network: Lifetime
  • Series Premiere Date: Jul 18, 2011
  • Season #: 1
Metascore
56

Mixed or average reviews - based on 4 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 4
  2. Negative: 1 out of 4
  1. Reviewed by: Linda Stasi
    Jul 18, 2011
    75
    In three years, Rowling went from welfare mother to one of the richest women in Great Britain, with 400 million books in print. If you've ever been a single mom and couldn't see the light at the end of the tunnel, this is the perfect movie for you.
  2. Reviewed by: Ken Tucker
    Jul 18, 2011
    67
    Poppy Montgomery (Without a Trace) is appealingly vulnerable as a young Jo Rowling, struggling to overcome poverty and pursue a long-shot writing career. It's only when the script tries to nail down her inspirations that Magic becomes silly.
  3. Reviewed by: Renee Scolaro Mora
    Jul 18, 2011
    50
    As her professional relationship with Little develops, he clearly becomes the kind father she's been missing. And then there's that fiance at the premiere, never mentioned by name or appearing at any other point in the film, as if to suggest that with a proper male partner, Rowling's success is really complete.
  4. Reviewed by: Ellen Gray
    Jul 18, 2011
    30
    It's dull. Dull beyond words. Dull beyond magic. Dull beyond the power of even a mammoth opening weekend for the final "Harry Potter" film to render interesting.
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User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. Aug 13, 2011
    10
    I have to say i started watching this movie on the computer a couple of weeks ago and couldn't get into it. I put in on today because i was babysitting and couldn't find something else to watch. Now that I've watched i am truly inspired. Its amazing that she went from having nothing and struggling to provide for her daughter to the richest person in Britain. After watching this movie i am truly inspired to go for my dream no matter how many people think i can't do it and no matter how long it takes. Full Review »