Universal Pictures | Release Date: December 25, 1962 CRITIC SCORE DISTRIBUTION
88
METASCORE
Universal acclaim based on 16 Critics
Positive:
14
Mixed:
2
Negative:
0
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Few films have caught the special feel and rhythms of childhood so well, with such uncondescending warmth and humor. And few bring out more powerfully the themes of anti-racism and the virtues and joys of community and family. [20 Apr 2007, p.C5]
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The movie is part eerie Southern gothic and part Hollywood self-congratulation for its enlightened racial attitudes.