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Mr. Rice's Secret (2000)

Mr. Rice's Secret

TOMATOMETER

Average Rating: 5.7/10
Reviews Counted: 6
Fresh: 3
Rotten: 3

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Reviews Counted: 1
Fresh: 0
Rotten: 1

AUDIENCE SCORE

Average Rating: 3.3/5
User Ratings: 1,353

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Movie Info

Owen Walters (Bill Switzer) is a terminally ill 12-year-old boy. He and some of his friends, who are also sick, deal with the typical preteen realities of life -- bullies, parents, and sports -- but their lives are haunted by their apparent short life expectancies. Owen has developed a special bond with his somewhat eccentric next-door neighbor, Mr. Rice (David Bowie), who opens Owen's mind to ideas of philosophy. Sadly, Mr. Rice dies. But Owen discovers that Mr. Rice, in the days before his … More

Rating:
PG
Genre:
Drama , Action & Adventure , Kids & Family , Art House & International , Mystery & Suspense
Directed By:
Written By:
J. H. Wyman
In Theaters:
On DVD:
Sep 25, 2001
Runtime:


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Critic Reviews for Mr. Rice's Secret

All Critics (8) | Top Critics (2) | Fresh (3) | Rotten (3)

The characters are stereotypes. Owen's world includes a loving mother, a stern but well-meaning father, a fat bully and a skinny weakling.

Full Review… | July 1, 2004

This is a well-constructed film with real substance.

Full Review… | April 16, 2002
Laramie Movie Scope

The filmmakers have created a movie which is didactic, yet not condescending, and inspirational without being corny.

Full Review… | March 30, 2001
Film Journal International

The film benefits from several strong performances, especially by the young, largely unknown, cast.

Full Review… | March 30, 2001
Q Network Film Desk

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