Message in a Bottle Reviews

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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: B
John R. McEwen
Film Quips Online
February 8, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
February 28, 2002
Paul Newman as a cantankerous old man steals this movie with his character's endearing forthrightness.
Chuck Rudolph
Matinee Magazine
April 28, 2001
Tolerate the silly and swoony story and allow yourself to drift away in the gorgeous Caleb Deschanel photography.
Full Review | Original Score: short
Jim Chastain
Norman Transcript
March 12, 2001
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Bob Bloom
rec.arts.movies.reviews
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Harvey S. Karten
Compuserve
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Jack Garner
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
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Susan Stark
Detroit News
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
JoBlo
JoBlo's Movie Emporium
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
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Entertainment Weekly
February 12, 1999
Full Review | Original Score: B
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
April 3, 2012
Costner has a free pass to be as lazy as he can possibly be, and the result is one of the most smugly alienating romantic lead performances that I can quickly call to mind.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
April 18, 2009
If it had just quit while it was ahead....
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
John Venable
Supercala.com
December 31, 2005
Leaves one feeling empty.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
Jeanne Aufmuth
Palo Alto Weekly
May 14, 2003
| Original Score: 2/4
Victor Olliver
Teletext
August 8, 2002
If only Costner could be cast out to sea like a bottle.
| Original Score: 0/5
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Globe and Mail
March 22, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
February 27, 2001
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
January 1, 2001
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10

Sight and Sound
June 18, 2012
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Todd McCarthy
Variety
September 24, 2008
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Derek Adams
Time Out
June 24, 2006
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Houston Chronicle
July 21, 2005
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
April 9, 2005
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Jeff Strickler
Minneapolis Star Tribune
November 6, 2002
Margaret A. McGurk
Cincinnati Enquirer
October 15, 2002

Boxoffice Magazine
June 5, 2002

Boston Phoenix
March 24, 2002
Jamie Graham
Sight and Sound
March 5, 2002
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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
May 11, 2001
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Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
February 14, 2001
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
January 1, 2000
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Stanley Kauffmann
The New Republic
January 1, 2000

E! Online
January 1, 2000
Susan Granger
rec.arts.movies.reviews
January 1, 2000
Louis B. Hobson
Jam! Movies
January 1, 2000
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Jessica Winter
Village Voice
January 1, 2000
Sam Adams
Philadelphia City Paper
January 1, 2000
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
January 1, 2000
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