The Yearling Reviews

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Donald J. Levit
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
June 29, 2015
In spite of obvious scenes of boy and growing deer running against a rosy skyline, the relationship is handled with tenderness and taste.
Dan Jardine
Cinemania
July 4, 2013
The internal and external loyalties and relationships that pull and push young Jody provide the story with its powerful conflicts.
Full Review | Original Score: 82/100
Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 29, 2010
Thoughtful adaptation of the prize-winning novel.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
June 20, 2009
A heart-warming 19th-century family drama about surviving in the Florida wilderness.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Steve Crum
Video-Reviewmaster.com
March 30, 2008
Family classic, beautifully realized, involving a pet deer.
| Original Score: 5/5
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
January 30, 2007
Along with Lassie Come Home, this is one of MGM's classic family-animal melodramas, based on Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings' novel, beautifully acted by Gregory Peck, Jane Wyman and Claude Jarman Jr.(in his debut), with strong production values (in color).
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal
March 10, 2006
Classy family classic of the old school.
| Original Score: 5/5
Staci Layne Wilson
StaciWilson.com
January 12, 2005
A forever young, forever fresh family film. One of the best.
James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette
January 23, 2004
A classic tearjerker, photographed in heavenly Technicolor
| Original Score: 4/5
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
October 21, 2002
...a family classic in every sense of the word.
| Original Score: 8/10
James Plath
Reel.com
March 16, 2005
| Original Score: 4/5
Sarah Chauncey
Reel.com
June 4, 2004
| Original Score: 4/5
Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
April 7, 2004
| Original Score: 5/5
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
April 13, 2002
| Original Score: 4/5
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October 1, 2003

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May 24, 2003
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Bosley Crowther
New York Times
May 20, 2003
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Don Druker
Chicago Reader
January 1, 2000
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