• PG-13, 1 hr. 54 min.
  • Drama, Comedy
  • Directed By:
    Forest Whitaker
    In Theaters:
    May 29, 1998 Wide
    On DVD:
    Jan 8, 2002
  • Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment

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Hope Floats Reviews

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Carly Kocurek
Common Sense Media

Redemptive drama ready made for family viewing.

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

January 1, 2011
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

... just horrible, horrible, horrible.

Full Review Source: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette | Original Score: D-

January 27, 2005
John R. McEwen
Film Quips Online

The plot of this tear-jerker is a little heavy-handed, and so is the directing by Forest Whitaker.

Full Review Source: Film Quips Online | Original Score: 3/5

February 8, 2003
Christopher Smith
Bangor Daily News (Maine)

Well, no it doesn't.

| Original Score: 2/5

October 28, 2002
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

In order for us to believe in the future and to step into it with buoyancy, we need the nurturing support of those nearest and dearest to us. Then hope floats.

Full Review Source: Spirituality and Practice

March 2, 2002
Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com

Nothing spells dull and saccharine quite like the two dreaded H's--hugs and healing.

Full Review Source: TheMovieReport.com | Original Score: 2/4

January 1, 2000
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

This very ordinary story is told soap opera style...

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

January 1, 2000
Kevin Lally
Film Journal International

The first half of this Sandra Bullock vehicle is so winning and observant, it's especially disappointing when the storyline begins losing air at the midway point.

Full Review Source: Film Journal International

January 1, 2000
Elias Savada
Nitrate Online

At times heartwarming home-town kitsch, at other times predictable puppy-love pablum for the young and recently separated, Hope Floats... but just barely.

Full Review Source: Nitrate Online | Original Score: 1.5/4

January 1, 2000
Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
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Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: C-

September 7, 2011
Dragan Antulov
rec.arts.movies.reviews

Full Review | Original Score: 2/10

July 26, 2004
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal

| Original Score: 3/5

August 22, 2003
Josh Gilchrist
Billings Outpost (Montana)

| Original Score: 3/5

June 12, 2003
Jeanne Aufmuth
Palo Alto Weekly

| Original Score: 2.5/4

May 14, 2003
Nicolas Lacroix
Showbizz.net

| Original Score: 2/5

November 12, 2002
Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com

Full Review Source: Filmcritic.com | Original Score: 2/5

June 18, 2002

Globe and Mail
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Full Review Source: Globe and Mail | Original Score: 2.5/4

April 12, 2002
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope

Full Review Source: Laramie Movie Scope | Original Score: 8/10

January 1, 2001
Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
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Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 1/4

January 1, 2000
Bob Bloom
rec.arts.movies.reviews

Full Review Source: rec.arts.movies.reviews | Original Score: 2.5/4

January 1, 2000
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