Mr. Rice's Secret Reviews

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Top Critic
Elvis Mitchell
New York Times
March 30, 2001
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Judith Egerton
Courier-Journal (Louisville, KY)
July 1, 2004
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 | Original Score: 2/4
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
October 1, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
April 16, 2002
This is a well-constructed film with real substance.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
March 30, 2001
The film benefits from several strong performances, especially by the young, largely unknown, cast.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Maria Garcia
Film Journal International
March 30, 2001
The filmmakers have created a movie which is didactic, yet not condescending, and inspirational without being corny.
Top Critic
Ken Eisner
Variety
June 6, 2008

Orlando Weekly
November 2, 2001
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