Dear Frankie Reviews

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
April 29, 2009
With great performances, a simple story, and an original ending, it's well worth watching...
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
August 7, 2008
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Shirley Sealy
Film Journal International
March 1, 2007
A quietly told film that--by casually tossing in a surprise here and a plot twist there--builds up to an ending that carries an intense emotional impact.
Peter T. Chattaway
Christianity Today
September 22, 2006
Thanks to some wonderfully open-ended writing and acting, and Auerbach's fine attention to detail, Dear Frankie is one of those rare films that rewards repeat viewing.
| Original Score: 3.5/4

Empire Magazine
April 1, 2006
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
March 4, 2006
This is a little gem of a film.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Chuck O'Leary
Fantastica Daily
December 28, 2005
A touching little gem.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Michael Dequina
December 10, 2005
The heart of the film is the very touching mother-son story.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4

Film Threat
December 6, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Betty Jo Tucker
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
July 5, 2005
There's a timeless quality about 'Dear Frankie.' This touching film tugs at your hearstrings and won't let go, even after the end credits roll.
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
July 2, 2005
...a rare and endearing portrait of a mother's unconditional if not always judicious love for her only child.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Mark Pfeiffer
Reel Times: Reflections on Cinema
May 24, 2005
True to its weepy telefilm resemblance, Dear Frankie delivers several eye-dabbing moments, but the tears...are earned through solid storytelling and subdued acting.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
May 13, 2005
You'll see a lot worse ham-fisted dramas about busted-up but striving people this year.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
May 11, 2005
The film's sentimentality is balanced by a strong, hard-edged sense of reality at every turn.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
May 4, 2005
Flirts with mawkishness at every turn but somehow remains as solid as the working-class neighborhoods and shipyards of its Glasgow setting.
| Original Score: 3/4
Mark Palermo
Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
April 27, 2005
Dear Frankie runs the immediate risk of film snob derision: It's a nice movie that might make you feel something.
Pete Croatto
April 24, 2005
a good movie stuck inside of a great story
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5

Baltimore Sun
April 23, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Clare Pfeiffer Ramsey
Orlando Weekly
April 21, 2005
The movie hinges on whopping coincidence, but the actors all tread carefully with their emotions, giving the film the necessary credibility to make the tender moments honest and smart yet still handkerchief-worthy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Eric D. Snider
April 20, 2005
A sweet little heart-tugger ... served by a plot that dares to go in directions we would not have supposed.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
October 18, 2008
Top Critic

Time Out
February 9, 2006
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AV Club
September 26, 2005
Lesley M. Smith
July 29, 2005
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St. Louis Post-Dispatch
July 5, 2005
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Atlanta Journal-Constitution
June 4, 2005

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Sydney Morning Herald
May 13, 2005

Boston Phoenix
March 12, 2005
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March 10, 2005
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