• PG-13, 1 hr. 39 min.
  • Drama, Romance
  • Directed By:
    Max Mayer
    In Theaters:
    Jul 29, 2009 Wide
    On DVD:
    Feb 2, 2010
  • Fox Searchlight Pictures


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Adam Reviews

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Matthew Pejkovic
Matt's Movie Reviews

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 Source: Matt's Movie Reviews | Original Score: 3/5

January 4, 2012
Neil Pond
American Profile

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 Source: American Profile | Original Score: 3/5

September 29, 2011
Kelly Vance
East Bay Express

Reassuringly familiar and ultimately as cozy as a reindeer sweater.

Full Review Source: East Bay Express

August 29, 2011
Mike Edwards
What Culture

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 Source: What Culture | Original Score: 2.5/5

March 1, 2011
Don Groves

Romantic drama wrestles with its own disabilities.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 3/5

December 31, 2010
Perri Nemiroff

Mayer combines a mild dose of humor with the distress of an unfortunate condition to create something extremely endearing.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 3.5/5

August 14, 2010
Sam Bathe
Fan The Fire

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 Source: Fan The Fire | Original Score: 4/5

April 15, 2010
Christian Toto
What Would Toto Watch?

Adam is a sweet, unconventional love story nearly derailed by a far too obvious subplot.

Full Review Source: What Would Toto Watch? | Original Score: 3/4

February 15, 2010
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

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 Source: Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC) | Original Score: 3.5/5

September 9, 2009
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review

... a confident, surefooted dramatic comedy about an uncertain, tentative romance.

Full Review Source: Sacramento News & Review | Original Score: 4/5

August 31, 2009
Dan Lybarger

British actor Hugh Dancy manages an astonishing feat by making viewers empathize with a character that has trouble feeling empathy.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 4/5

August 28, 2009
Sonny Bunch
Washington Times

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 Source: Washington Times | Original Score: 3/4

August 28, 2009
Robert W. Butler
Kansas City Star

Dancy gets the juiciest role and wisely underplays it.

| Original Score: 3/4

August 28, 2009
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)

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 Source: Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN) | Original Score: 3/4

August 28, 2009
Mike Scott

The compassionately acted Adam is a movie with something to say -- it's just not clear exactly what that something is.

Full Review Source: Times-Picayune | Original Score: 2/4

August 28, 2009
Jim Judy
Screen It!

Parental Content Review

Full Review Source: Screen It!

August 28, 2009
Jolene Mendez
Entertainment Spectrum

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 Source: Entertainment Spectrum | Original Score: 3/5

August 28, 2009
Jeff Vice
Deseret News, Salt Lake City

A very good cast of actors gets more mileage out of this material than they probably should have.

Full Review Source: Deseret News, Salt Lake City | Original Score: 2.5/4

August 27, 2009
Justin Strout
Orlando Weekly

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 Source: Orlando Weekly | Original Score: 2/5

August 27, 2009
Brian Orndorf

It's a gentle romantic dramedy, but misfires at every turn, making for a tedious motion picture that minimizes a fascinating subject.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: D+

August 27, 2009
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