Adam Reviews

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Matthew Pejkovic
Matt's Movie Reviews
January 4, 2012
Adam is a tender and well acted love story that does not resort to cliché nonsense in its depiction of mental illness, yet a clunky sub-plot distracts from its unique version of boy meets girl.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Neil Pond
American Profile
September 29, 2011
Dancy's sensitive, never-showy portrayal of the autistic Adam reminds us that there's a real person behind every behavioral disorder, psychological condition and personality quirk that often comes off as "strange."
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Kelly Vance
East Bay Express
August 29, 2011
Reassuringly familiar and ultimately as cozy as a reindeer sweater.
Mike Edwards
What Culture
March 1, 2011
Too neatly packaged for my taste, Adam's rigid structure leaves the characters serving the story rather than the story expanding the characters.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Don Groves
sbs.com.au
December 31, 2010
Romantic drama wrestles with its own disabilities.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Perri Nemiroff
CinemaBlend.com
August 14, 2010
Mayer combines a mild dose of humor with the distress of an unfortunate condition to create something extremely endearing.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Sam Bathe
Fan The Fire
April 15, 2010
Another thoroughly engaging release from Fox Searchlight, the studio's indie releasing sidearm is rapidly becoming the saviour of an otherwise grossly mismanaged company.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Christian Toto
What Would Toto Watch?
February 15, 2010
Adam is a sweet, unconventional love story nearly derailed by a far too obvious subplot.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
September 9, 2009
An undeniably pleasant film about an unusual subject that just happens to be topped off by a really good performance from the massively underrated Hugh Dancy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
August 31, 2009
... a confident, surefooted dramatic comedy about an uncertain, tentative romance.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Dan Lybarger
eFilmCritic.com
August 28, 2009
British actor Hugh Dancy manages an astonishing feat by making viewers empathize with a character that has trouble feeling empathy.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Sonny Bunch
Washington Times
August 28, 2009
By avoiding the romantic-comedy cliches of lesser fare like The Proposal and The Ugly Truth, Mr. Mayer has given us characters to care about instead of laugh at and discard.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Robert W. Butler
Kansas City Star
August 28, 2009
Dancy gets the juiciest role and wisely underplays it.
| Original Score: 3/4
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
August 28, 2009
Adam and Beth are remarkably nice, likable characters, played by Dancy and Byrne without the tics and self-consciousness that more pretentious or perhaps less secure performers might have brought to the roles.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Mike Scott
Times-Picayune
August 28, 2009
The compassionately acted Adam is a movie with something to say -- it's just not clear exactly what that something is.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Jim Judy
Screen It!
August 28, 2009
Parental Content Review
Jolene Mendez
Entertainment Spectrum
August 28, 2009
Surprising tale of love and perseverance. Writer Max Mayer deals with the touchy subject beautifully, and Hugh Dancy proves to be a noteworthy star with his performance.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Jeff Vice
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
August 27, 2009
A very good cast of actors gets more mileage out of this material than they probably should have.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Justin Strout
Orlando Weekly
August 27, 2009
Dancy and Byrne do a fine job of portraying these two lost souls.... How unfortunate for them that they're forced to spout miles of Mayer's cutesy babble every time they're close to transcendence.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Brian Orndorf
BrianOrndorf.com
August 27, 2009
It's a gentle romantic dramedy, but misfires at every turn, making for a tedious motion picture that minimizes a fascinating subject.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
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