• 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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Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies

Full Review Source: Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies | Original Score: B+

February 14, 2012
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
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
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
Richard Knight
Windy City Times

There's really nothing extraordinary to praise about this affecting but not particularly memorable little movie other than to point out that audiences hungering for cinematic fare outside the usual summer popcorn blockbusters will find much to like in it.

Full Review Source: Windy City Times

August 26, 2009
Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
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Adam is As Good as It Gets with a dash of Rain Man, movie comfort food, but still charms us through the familiar rhythms of its story.

Full Review Source: Orlando Sentinel | Original Score: 4/5

August 26, 2009
Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald
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Dancy's eye-opening performance reveals he's a bona-fide acting talent, capable of carrying a movie without ever playing to your affections.

Full Review Source: Miami Herald | Original Score: 2.5/4

August 21, 2009
Amy Biancolli
Houston Chronicle
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Sure, it's complicated, but isn't that always true of romance? And doesn't it blow the hinges off the universe -- every single time?

Full Review Source: Houston Chronicle | Original Score: 3/4

August 21, 2009
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