Shadowlands Reviews

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Michael Szymanski
International Press Academy
October 7, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
May 6, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
Top Critic
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
It understands that not everyone falls into love through the avenue of physical desire; that for some, the lust may be for another's mind, for inner beauty.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Top Critic
James Berardinelli
ReelViews
January 1, 2000
Sit back, watch a master at work, and never once believe that you're not observing the real C.S. Lewis.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
April 24, 2004
| Original Score: 4/5
Clint Morris
Moviehole
November 18, 2003
Really Touching stuff. Performances get no better
| Original Score: 3/5
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com
November 6, 2005
This is the biggest tear-jerker you could ever see.
| Original Score: 4/5
Top Critic
Derek Adams
Time Out
June 24, 2006
Biting down on his pipe, his shirt collar permanently askew, Hopkins assays another concerted study in English repression -- a condition unexpectedly relieved by Winger's brash intelligence and brittle wit.
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
November 7, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
August 20, 2002
A deeply personal and moving love story filled with many moments of beauty, joy and healing.
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
September 27, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5
Top Critic
Desson Thomson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
Shadowlands is illuminated from beginning to end by Hopkins. This may be the best thing he's ever done.
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal
August 22, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
Dragan Antulov
rec.arts.movies.reviews
January 1, 2000
One of the most underrated tear-jerking melodramas of its time.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Marc Vincenti
Palo Alto Weekly
May 20, 2003
| Original Score: 3.5/4
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
October 22, 2002
Glossy and effective, but not as good as the Joss Ackland version.
| Original Score: 4/5
Jeffrey Bruner
Des Moines Register
July 25, 2002
| Original Score: 4/5
David Poland
Hot Button
July 26, 2002
A great weepy for people of all sexes
| Original Score: 5/5
Steven D. Greydanus
Decent Films Guide
October 29, 2008
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Steve Rhodes
Internet Reviews
January 1, 2000
There are so many things special about this movie it is hard to know where to begin...
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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