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Little Man Tate Reviews

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Super Reviewer
½ June 29, 2014
I had mixed feelings after I watched this movie. It was entertaining, but not that enlightening.
Super Reviewer
December 12, 2009
An awesome Movie I ll never forget.
Super Reviewer
½ October 25, 2006
I find stories of such genius? quite fascinating. Finding the balance between mental stimulation and having a ?normal? childhood for a child prodigy is a struggle.
Super Reviewer
July 14, 2007
Heart warming movie about relations between singel mom and son.
Super Reviewer
½ November 21, 2006
Jodie Foster's debut film as director is a delightful, bitter-sweet tale of an ill-educated single mother with a child prodigy for a son. Fascinating for its insight into such children, the film's also frequently funny.
Super Reviewer
August 25, 2006
Fantastic film.
Super Reviewer
August 20, 2007
There's something so amazing but also so sad at the same time. This film really showed you how much someone with a special gift has to give up, just to remain special. The story was great, but as a movie it was choppy and jumped around a lot leaving many things unfinished. Entertaining and worth watching? Yes. One of the best films I've seen? No.
Super Reviewer
December 19, 2007
Sweet film.
Super Reviewer
September 11, 2010
The feeling of balancing being exceptionally gifted balanced with getting on with everyday life is very well captures in Jodie Foster's directitorial debut. Of interest to anyone who has ever been shod with the yoke of banality when all they want to do is move forward. Adam Hann-Byrd works like an inigma which draws the audience deeper into his plight to fit into his place in the world. Diane Weist cannot make a bad movie. The movies only flaw is that Fosters even handed balancing act with the plethora of well developed characters detracts from the arc of the story, like a mobile(sculpture) with symmetrical parts, the detracts from the sense of the kinetic nature.
Super Reviewer
December 28, 2007
Great movie! Love it.
Super Reviewer
November 7, 2006
Touching, solidly made - just a tad too melodramatic.
½ February 27, 2015
Very well-acted with likeable characters and some funny moments as well as dramatic moments. A well-rounded movie that felt good at the end.
January 2, 2014
A triumphant debut as a film director for Jodie Foster in a captivating tale about a pint-sized genius.
½ May 5, 2013
Very well-acted with likeable characters and some funny moments as well as dramatic moments. A well-rounded movie that felt good at the end.
November 27, 2009
one of the good film that i was in childhood and i guess that be my childhood favorite and i keep watching this movie and it wonderful film. jodie foster's director debut and she good director and the good starring role. adam hann-byrd are starring film debut as fred the gifted. other character damon wells is seem little of bit funny and some of annyoing.
July 30, 2009
while watching Little Man Tate at first I was not sure what exactly the movie was about but after awhile it tends to be not about how smart a kid is but more about how he does not fit in anywhere. He seems lost and the only person that wants to lead him to a normal life is his mother played by Jodie Foster. The film is not perfect but it has many good moments that show how important emotional contact rather than not being loved is the best form. There are many instances where the movie shows this through the Dianne Wiest's character of always being alone not being with her parents. The Mathemagician who seemed to have an abusive father. Overall, the movie's message is positive and it is enjoyable to watch. The idea of what a genius goes through is an interesting subject.
½ June 20, 2009
A very good story with well developed characters and fine performances, especially from Jodie Foster and Dianne Wiest. Jodie Foster's direction is quite good. A perceptive and moving film. Great pace, believably done.
March 2, 2009
this is a very good movie that keeps your attention the entire time... its about a little boy who is a geniuse like "REALLY SMART" and this lady pushes him to no end he finally snapped his cool... and becomes a regular kid... but it is a very good fun...
May 31, 2008
Well told movie, cast was great. It was interesting to watch a movie about a supper smart kid trying to fit in and his mom trying to give him the most normal life as she could... and the struggles both of them faced.
February 2, 2008
There's something about this film that has stayed with me all these years. The scene where the boy is passing out his birthday party invitations on the playground just breaks my heart every time. Jodie Foster I think has the potential to be just as good a director as she is an actor but she has yet to knock me out on the other side of the camera.
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