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Hearts in Atlantis Reviews

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James Berardinelli
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For me, the turgid pace and uneven writing muted any appreciation I might have of what it offers.

Full Review Source: ReelViews | Original Score: 2.5/4

September 26, 2001
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press

Every moment of this Stephen King adaptation is phony.

Full Review Source: St. Paul Pioneer Press

September 28, 2001
Garth Franklin
Dark Horizons

Full Review Source: Dark Horizons | Original Score: 2/5

June 13, 2002
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium

...a lazy, unfocused, long summer afternoon of a film, full of good ideas that never get properly developed.

Full Review Source: Flipside Movie Emporium | Original Score: C-

October 24, 2001
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review

The story and characters feel fake and schematic.

Full Review Source: Sacramento News & Review | Original Score: 3/5

September 24, 2001
Rob Gonsalves

A movie that says we might as well pack it in as soon as we turn 18 is more bitter than bittersweet.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 2/5

September 17, 2007
Peter Howell
Toronto Star
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All atmosphere and no action.

Full Review Source: Toronto Star

September 28, 2001
Jeanne Aufmuth
Palo Alto Weekly

In the battle of style versus substance, it's style by a head.

| Original Score: 2.5/4

September 24, 2001
Arthur Lazere

The characterizations are stock and the film is plot-driven, never getting under the surface or offering fresh insight.

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September 25, 2001
Erik Childress

The film version plays like a series of three underdeveloped subplots in search of a movie

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 2.5/4

September 26, 2001
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher

The film looks gorgeous -- all late-afternoon sunlight and adorably elfin-yet-serious child actors -- but that truncheon just keeps bashingyou in the head: Isn't! Growing! Up! Scary! Yet! Kinda! Interesting!

Full Review Source: Flick Filosopher

September 28, 2001
Carlo Cavagna

Darabont Lite

Full Review Source: | Original Score: C+

September 28, 2001
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

The film hopes your imagination will be better than the author's in finishing the story.

Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews | Original Score: C-

October 16, 2001
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis

...minor shortcomings come in its overused setting, slightly lackadaisical pace, and mildly unresolved conclusion, small matters if the movie puts you under its spell.

| Original Score: 6/10

April 4, 2002
Bruce Newman
San Jose Mercury News
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Hicks seems uncertain how to tie up all his loose threads, framing a scene near the end amid diaphanous white sheets on a clothesline.

Full Review Source: San Jose Mercury News

September 27, 2001
Stephen Holden
New York Times
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A nostalgic fiasco so shameless it makes movies like Simon Birch and Frequency seem as austere as the work of Robert Bresson.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 0/5

September 28, 2001
Lou Lumenick
New York Post
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A fussy piece of schmaltz that makes you long for Stand By Me, a vastly superior coming-of-age tale from King's pen.

September 28, 2001
Gene Seymour
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The story's enchantment feels forced and coy, its mysteries tricked-up and flimsy.

Full Review Source: Newsday

September 28, 2001
Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
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Hicks ... coats the film in a bogus idyllic mist that substitutes cheap sentiment for blunt truth.

| Original Score: 2.5/5

October 3, 2001
Paul Clinton (
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The acting is so good, you almost want to forgive the fact that they're not saying anything, and the film has no real point.

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September 28, 2001
Michael Szymanski
February 24, 2004
Todd McCarthy
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August 6, 2008
Joshua Tyler
August 12, 2002
Joe Baltake
Sacramento Bee
February 12, 2002
Derek Adams
Time Out
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June 24, 2006
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
August 12, 2002
Jeff Strickler
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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November 6, 2002
Jean Lowerison
San Diego Metropolitan
October 21, 2002
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
August 17, 2002
Jimmy O
Film Snobs
June 10, 2002
Mark Freeman
Critical Eye

March 9, 2002
Maitland McDonagh
TV Guide's Movie Guide

A Stephen King tale with the merest hint of the supernatural, suspended in syrupy nostalgia...

Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide | Original Score: 2.5/5

September 28, 2001
Gary Brown
Houston Community Newspapers
October 4, 2001
October 12, 2001
Margaret A. McGurk
Cincinnati Enquirer
October 15, 2002
Alexander Walker
This is London
December 15, 2003

Ebert & Roeper
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September 27, 2001

St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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February 8, 2002

Guardian [UK]
March 18, 2002
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