• PG-13, 2 hr. 11 min.
  • Drama
  • Directed By:
    Lasse Hallström
    In Theaters:
    Dec 10, 1999 Wide
    On DVD:
    Aug 15, 2000
  • Miramax

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The Cider House Rules Reviews

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

Thought-provoking movie for teens and up.

Full Review Source: Common Sense Media | Original Score: 3/5

December 28, 2010
David Rooney
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Hallstrom's film could have used more dramatic muscle but is nonetheless a touching, old-fashioned charmer that ultimately satisfies.

Full Review Source: Variety

May 30, 2008
Rob Gonsalves

Irving's clean, economical dialogue and Hallstrom's beautifully morose direction cut the fat off of the cliches.

Full Review Source: eFilmCritic.com | Original Score: 4/5

July 30, 2007
Joe Lozito
Big Picture Big Sound

A bouillabaisse of all the best soap opera elements - orphans, abortion, debilitating injuries and, of course, death.

Full Review Source: Big Picture Big Sound | Original Score: 3/4

July 14, 2007
Emanuel Levy

A softer, kinder version of John Irving's book, which was edgier and more critical, though you can't blame the filmmakers since Irving himself adapted his novel.

Full Review Source: EmanuelLevy.Com | Original Score: B

June 22, 2007
Andrew Sarris
New York Observer
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Mr. Irving remains a disturbingly facile spinner of yarns in which the most sordid facts of life are glossed over into comfortably didactic homilies about the innate goodness of people. Yet, I was somehow moved...

Full Review Source: New York Observer

April 27, 2007
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews

There's quality here and that's a real good thing.

Full Review Source: Reeling Reviews | Original Score: B+

April 9, 2005
Judith Egerton
Courier-Journal (Louisville, KY)

Not since The World According to Garp has a movie based on a John Irving novel captured the wry realism of the author's work.

Full Review Source: Courier-Journal (Louisville, KY) | Original Score: 3.5/4

June 26, 2004
John R. McEwen
Film Quips Online

It blends romance with the love of children, the warmth of family with the darker side of human nature, and the all-encompassing belief that everything has a purpose.

Full Review Source: Film Quips Online | Original Score: 4.5/5

February 8, 2003
Ron Wells
Film Threat

What the film is really about are CHOICES: the need to make them, how they affect others, and actively dealing with the repercussions of your actions.

Full Review Source: Film Threat | Original Score: 3.5/5

December 8, 2002
Margaret A. McGurk
Cincinnati Enquirer

It is worth mentioning that this movie looks like a million bucks; cinematographer Oliver Stapleton drenches the scenery in rich, antique tones that add luster to the story's poignant emotion.

Full Review Source: Cincinnati Enquirer | Original Score: 3/4

October 15, 2002
Kevin N. Laforest
Montreal Film Journal

It doesn't break anything, but it doesn't have to. I smiled a lot, sometimes had misty eyes and never lost interest.

Full Review Source: Montreal Film Journal | Original Score: 3/4

September 10, 2002
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

Presents a fresh and forceful salute to the spiritual practice of self-esteem.

Full Review Source: Spirituality and Practice

August 21, 2002
Bob Graham
San Francisco Chronicle
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[It] is a fable that turns into a 1940s New England variation on Charles Dickens. It is also one dickens of an American movie.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 3/4

June 18, 2002
Jay Carr
Boston Globe
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| Original Score: 3.5/4

June 18, 2002
Pablo Villaca
Cinema em Cena

A performance de Michael Caine representa, por si só, motivo suficiente para qualquer um assistir a este filme.

Full Review Source: Cinema em Cena | Original Score: 3/5

May 31, 2002
Peter Keough
Boston Phoenix

When Larch says, "Good night, you kings of Maine, you princes of New England," the lump raised in the throat is not resented.

Full Review Source: Boston Phoenix

March 24, 2002

Globe and Mail
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| Original Score: 3/4

March 22, 2002
Michael W. Phillips, Jr.
Goatdog's Movies

Visually impressive but basically tepid.

Full Review Source: Goatdog's Movies | Original Score: 3/5

February 28, 2002

Lasse Hallström nos presenta de una manera delicada e inteligente lo que es parte esencial del ciclo de la vida: el crecimiento personal y la búsqueda del propio ser

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

March 14, 2001

Sight and Sound
June 18, 2012
Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
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December 10, 2011
Andrew Howe
Film Written Magazine

Its appeal is not universal.

Full Review Source: Film Written Magazine | Original Score: 2.5/4

April 1, 2001
Noel Murray
Nashville Scene
January 1, 2000

Irish Times

January 1, 2000
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