Fast & Furious 6
The Hangover Part III
An on-the-nose though cathartically emotional melodrama giving Mira Sorvino her most substantial bigscreen role in years and featuring a head-turning performance by Barry Pepper.
Moving adoption drama tackles alcoholism, family violence.
| Original Score: 3/5
Like Dandelion Dust is a well-acted, earnest film about adoptive parents' worst nightmare, dealing sympathetically with all parties in a lose-lose situation.
Barry Pepper gives an award worthy performance in this film about an adoptive parent's worst nightmare
| Original Score: 7/10
Riveting, powerful and genuinely heartfelt. Mira Sorvino deserves an Oscar for her raw, brave and captivating performance.
| Original Score: 9.0/10
Like Dandelion Dust is the type of sobering family drama that could have turned out sappy and cliched. It didn't.
| Original Score: B+
Like Dandelion Dust explores, in a captivating and powerful way, the truth that love's ultimate expression is sacrifice.
| Original Score: 3/4
For those who like this genre of film, this one executes the formula very well.
Familiar adoption drama is enhanced by complex characters and credible situations.
A character-driven adoption drama blessed by compelling performances by a talented ensemble topped by Barry Pepper and Mira Sorvino.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
Like Dandelion Dust is a movie that pulls you in and holds you, anchored by strong performances and a recognition that to love a child is to love oneself.
A well-acted drama with a compelling plot: You'll definitely want to see what happens at the end.
This "family" film fails to deliver much more than good intentions and predictable conflict.
| Original Score: 2/4
An earnest and well-acted, if occasionally flat, drama about what it means to be a parent.