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The Man in the Moon Reviews

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Variety Staff
Variety
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Newcomer Witherspoon manages to strike exactly the right note as the tomboy on the verge of womanhood while Waterston works on several levels at once.

Full Review Source: Variety

March 26, 2009
Derek Adams
Time Out
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The heart-warming tone steadily becomes overheated.

Full Review Source: Time Out

June 24, 2006
Mark Pfeiffer
TheFilmJournal.com (Ohio)

Mulligan uses a delicate touch in revealing the confusion in growing up and the loss in discovering that the world isn't as simple or perfect as children believe it to be.

Full Review Source: TheFilmJournal.com (Ohio) | Original Score: 5/5

March 31, 2005
Michael E. Grost
Classic Film and Television

Beautifully filmed, with Mulligan's special gifts for depicting country life and the South.

Full Review Source: Classic Film and Television

January 24, 2005
Janet Maslin
New York Times
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Gets an outstandingly natural performance out of Miss Witherspoon, who has no trouble carrying a lot of the film single-handedly. It falls to her to remind the audience that this story is at heart about a family, and she does.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 4/5

August 30, 2004
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

Tender and touching film about two sisters whose close relationship is tested by the joy of love and the pain of grief.

Full Review Source: Spirituality and Practice

July 15, 2003
Kevin N. Laforest
Montreal Film Journal

"The Man in the Moon" doesn't break anything, but it does know a thing or two about first love and friendship. A small gem.

Full Review Source: Montreal Film Journal | Original Score: 3/4

September 10, 2002
James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette

"a drama that lingers on in the memory"

| Original Score: 4/5

July 29, 2002
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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"The Man in the Moon" is a wonderful movie, but it is more than that, it is a victory of tone and mood. It is like a poem.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 4/4

January 1, 2000
Shane Burridge
rec.arts.movies.reviews

Self-contained in its own simplicity

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January 1, 2000
Mark R. Leeper
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Robert Mulligan directs this story with all the sensitivity he can muster. And sensitivity is certainly what the plot needs, since it is perilously close to being a trashy Southern passions sort of melodrama.

Full Review Source: rec.arts.movies.reviews | Original Score: low +1 out of -4..+4

January 1, 2000
Chris Hicks
Deseret News, Salt Lake City

A touching, sweet-natured coming-of-age story set in a more innocent time, "The Man in the Moon" boasts sensitive direction and superb performances, even when the script occasionally falters.

Full Review Source: Deseret News, Salt Lake City

January 1, 2000
Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle

This cast is a knock-out. As the parents, veterans Sam Waterston, Tess Harper and Gail Strickland lead these novice teen actors in setting standards that these young performers will spend the rest of their careers trying to emulate.

Full Review Source: Austin Chronicle | Original Score: 3/5

January 1, 2000
Rita Kempley
Washington Post
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"The Man in the Moon" is an intimate, sentimental coming-of-age drama, a sweet little puppy love movie crushed by the enormity of its tragic twists.

Full Review Source: Washington Post

January 1, 2000
Chuck O'Leary
Fantastica Daily

| Original Score: 3/5

October 8, 2005
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com

| Original Score: 4/5

June 30, 2005
Lori Hoffman
Atlantic City Weekly

| Original Score: 2/5

May 28, 2004
Jules Brenner
Cinema Signals

| Original Score: 5/5

January 2, 2004
Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)

| Original Score: 4/5

December 22, 2002
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