The Milagro Beanfield War - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

The Milagro Beanfield War Reviews

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Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
November 1, 2002
| Original Score: 2/5
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
If Redford had left out a few of the waffling, undecided characters and drawn his dramatic lines more strongly, the film might have been a lot more powerful.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
November 7, 2007
Fairly choked with good intentions, whimsy, touches of fantasy, and cardboard liberal stereotypes.
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Wally Hammond
Time Out
June 24, 2006
Redford's film sustains a slow mood of simpatico amiability and photographs the landscape with moony or golden washes that are perhaps hard to dislike, but is slain by its adherence to an outdated populist mythology.
Jules Brenner
Cinema Signals
June 18, 2003
| Original Score: 2/5
Chuck O'Leary
Fantastica Daily
October 21, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
Daniel M. Kimmel
Worcester Telegram & Gazette
February 22, 2004
| Original Score: 2/5
Jake Euker
F5 (Wichita, KS)
February 18, 2007
| Original Score: 2/5
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
January 1, 2001
| Original Score: 2/5
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Vincent Canby
New York Times
May 20, 2003
The film is very big on sunsets and sunrises. It also has a touristy appreciation for all manner of things folkloric. What it doesn't have is dramatic coherence or backbone.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Emanuel Levy
June 26, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
Cole Smithey
April 29, 2008
| Original Score: 4/5
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Variety Staff
November 7, 2007
Redford and company have put a quirky twist on the material, investing it with a quasi-mystical aspect as well as some raw comedy.
Christopher Null
February 14, 2006
Who'd of thought that a battle over water rights would make for such an interesting tale?
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
September 1, 2002
Picaresque tale set in a small Hispanic town where a developer's idea of progress threatens to change the community completely.
Rob Blackwelder
December 15, 2002
| Original Score: 5/5
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
October 15, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
Susan Granger
October 14, 2007
| Original Score: 3/5
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
Redford and his crack cast of familiar gringos and less-familiar locals had an infectiously good time making it.
John A. Nesbit
August 31, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
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