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The Secret Garden Reviews

Jay Carr
Boston Globe
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The result is an instant classic -- rich, dense, resonant, powerful.

August 1, 2013
Jeff Shannon
Seattle Times
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While drawing superb performances from her young leads, Holland has masterfully contrasted the garden -- a place where melodic robins seem almost conversant -- with the dread of Misselthwaite.

Full Review Source: Seattle Times | Original Score: 3.5/4

August 1, 2013
Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel
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The movie's dark themes, unhurried pace and talkiness make it something of a gamble for many children. But older children -- especially those who have been asking specific questions about death -- may find some nourishment in this garden.

Full Review Source: Orlando Sentinel | Original Score: 3/5

August 1, 2013
Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer
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This enchanted tale vividly shows how love heals and nurtures barren souls, makes them flourish like abundant Edens.

Full Review Source: Philadelphia Inquirer | Original Score: 3.5/4

August 1, 2013
Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
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Rather than a fresh breeze, it's the stale air of gilded calculation, the uncomfortable feeling that things are excessively "just so," that overhangs much that is genuinely appealing about this film.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times

August 1, 2013
Michael Sragow
New Yorker
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It's as if the moviemakers were trying to cook up a New Age Yorkshire pudding, without meat drippings -- what's missing is Burnett's robust optimism and animistic energy.

Full Review Source: New Yorker

August 1, 2013
Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
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Screenwriter Caroline Thompson and director Agnieszka Holland have turned Frances Hodgson Burnett's rather gothic 1911 children's book into an evocative, beautifully realized picture.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

August 1, 2013
Johanna Steinmetz
Chicago Tribune
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The film is gorgeous to look at, from its period accouterments to its wanderings in explored space (the house is full of secret passageways) to its use of color.

Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune | Original Score: 3.5/4

August 1, 2013
Todd McCarthy
Variety
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Executed to near perfection in all artistic departments, this superior adaptation of the perennial favorite novel will find its core public among girls , but should prove satisfying enough to a range of audiences.

Full Review Source: Variety

February 26, 2009
David Ansen
Newsweek
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It is, first and foremost, a visual delight, a Victorian picture book come to life, from its brief prologue in India through its darkly enchanted recreation of Misselthwaite Manor on the Yorkshire moors.

Full Review Source: Newsweek

March 31, 2008
Trevor Johnston
Time Out
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With well-judged performances played straight, and topical subtexts (Green consciousness, the dysfunctional family), this 'children's' film sets no age limit on its potential audience.

Full Review Source: Time Out

February 9, 2006
Janet Maslin
New York Times
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Ms. Holland's film of The Secret Garden is elegantly expressive, a discreet and lovely rendering of the children's classic by Frances Hodgson Burnett.

Full Review Source: New York Times

May 20, 2003
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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It is a work of beauty, poetry and deep mystery, and watching it is like entering for a time into a closed world where one's destiny may be discovered.

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

January 1, 2000
Megan Rosenfeld
Washington Post
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The young actors are quite proficient and un-sappy too -- it's not their fault if they too often seem like chessmen being moved around on the director's board, composed into picturesque tableaux.

Full Review Source: Washington Post

January 1, 2000
James Berardinelli
ReelViews
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The Secret Garden has at least two things going for it: remarkable acting and mesmerizing cinematography (by Roger Deakins).

Full Review Source: ReelViews | Original Score: 3/4

January 1, 2000
Desson Thomson
Washington Post
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What a pleasure -- and what a challenge for the filmmakers -- to come up with a movie that exists primarily on ambience, character interplay, English accents and subtle class differences.

Full Review Source: Washington Post

January 1, 2000
Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
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The movie is earnest, heartfelt, and, for all its lavishness, rather plodding.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: C+

March 18, 1993
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