The Education of Little Tree Reviews

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Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com
March 8, 2009
Builds an honest, natural poignance that would not have been achieved through hollow melodramatics.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Top Critic
Emanuel Levy
Variety
June 26, 2006
Earnest but evocative, and in moments touching, chronicle of the turbulent childhood of a Cherokee orphan during the Depression.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
May 5, 2006
A compelling, mostly positive story, despite Little Tree's bad luck.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
March 1, 2002
Pays homage to the spiritual elders who help us to find our place in the world.
Brian Webster
Apollo Guide
January 1, 2000
The characters are complex enough to pose important questions, yet the themes are sufficiently straightforward for youngsters to learn and enjoy.
Full Review | Original Score: 76/100
Steve Rhodes
Internet Reviews
January 1, 2000
The rarest of kids' movies, the serious drama, where it is people and not some cute animals that are in grave danger.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
David Noh
Film Journal International
January 1, 2000
The film spends far too much time around the moonshine still and hypocritical local church at the cost of other, more interesting lessons.
Top Critic
Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
July 3, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
February 18, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
Daniel M. Kimmel
Worcester Telegram & Gazette
July 28, 2004
| Original Score: 3/5
Top Critic

Globe and Mail
April 12, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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USA Today
January 1, 2000
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Top Critic
Susan Stark
Detroit News
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Russell Smith
Austin Chronicle
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Jack Garner
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Top Critic
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Jeff Strickler
Minneapolis Star Tribune
November 6, 2002

Boxoffice Magazine
June 5, 2002
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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
February 14, 2001
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