Warner Bros. Pictures | Release Date: October 20, 2000 CRITIC SCORE DISTRIBUTION
40
METASCORE
Mixed or average reviews based on 34 Critic Reviews
Positive:
10
Mixed:
16
Negative:
8
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75
The kind of film you've got to admire simply for the way it squares its shoulders and plunges into a message of unfashionable idealism.
63
It's a pretty nice movie until, like a Ponzi plan, it collapses.
63
Works unexpectedly well for its first three quarters.
63
More of a sales pitch than a movie.
50
Chicago TribuneMarc Caro
Too high-minded to stoop as low as it does, particularly in its unforgivably manipulative ending.
50
There's the world-alteringly scary possibility that (Leder) might be trying to kill us with a star-studded "After School Special."
50
Winds up making a very good case for never going out of your way to help anybody.
49
Despite being full of Oscar-winning talent, this is still just a better-dressed, drawn-out episode of "Touched by an Angel."
42
Feels more TV movie-of-the-week than Oscar contender.
30
As rigged as a casino slot machine, preying on people's hopes but paying off only for the house.
20
If this is what Hollywood considers serious, important filmmaking, maybe the movie industry should stick to the low road.
10
Crass manipulation can clean up at the box office, so do your part: Nail this flick as a bottom feeder and pay the bad word forward to three others.