• PG, 1 hr. 35 min.
  • Drama
  • Directed By:
    Paul Feig
    In Theaters:
    Dec 3, 2004 Wide
    On DVD:
    Apr 5, 2005
  • Lions Gate Films


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I Am David Reviews

Time Out
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February 9, 2006

AV Club
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September 26, 2005

Atlanta Journal-Constitution
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March 6, 2005
Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
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Clearly, huge tankers of disbelief must be suspended in a sea of goodwill to get into the spirit of the film.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: B-

December 8, 2004
Eric Harrison
Houston Chronicle
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The film is marred by too many coincidences, but there are a couple of twists at the end that tug at the heartstrings and leave you with a warm feeling.

Full Review Source: Houston Chronicle | Original Score: 2/4

December 3, 2004
Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News
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It's not lack of a strong story that keeps I Am David from taking off. Blame a straightforward approach that makes the movie feel too much like an after-school special.

| Original Score: C+

December 3, 2004
John Monaghan
Detroit Free Press
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Feig's neorealist approach to the look of the film might work better if he didn't fill it with so many coincidences and melodramatic flourishes.

Full Review Source: Detroit Free Press | Original Score: 2/4

December 3, 2004
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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I know, I know, I'm supposed to get sentimental about this heart-warming tale. But I couldn't believe a moment of it, and never identified with little David.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 1.5/4

December 3, 2004
Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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Manipulative though it is, it doesn't generate much real emotion.

Full Review Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune | Original Score: 2/4

December 2, 2004
Nancy Churnin
Dallas Morning News
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Leaves you with the lingering scent of truth.

Full Review Source: Dallas Morning News | Original Score: B+

December 2, 2004
Robert K. Elder
Chicago Tribune
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Falls prey to the defect of all poor road movies: In gluing together unbelievable but convenient episodes with sugary sentimentality, it loses most of its credibility.

Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune | Original Score: 2/4

December 2, 2004
Robert Koehler
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An unusually intelligent adventure film scaled for younger viewers, which never leaves adults behind.

Full Review Source: Variety

December 2, 2004
Joe Mader
Hollywood Reporter
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Essentially a tearjerker, with little originality or insight.

November 19, 2003
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