Lesson of kindness permeates inspiring true story.
| Original Score: 4/5
Despite the fine efforts of Harris and Gooding, Jr., Radio nearly drowns in James Horner's overbearingly sentimental music.
| Original Score: C
Awful from start to finish.
| Original Score: 1/5
The screenwriter seems obsessed with introducing dramatic conflict, which feels both strained and convenient.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
Tune in for another formulaic feel-good story that will warm your heart and chill your mind.
Feigns compassion for the mentally challenged, but treats Radio as a pet, a toy, a prop.
As the principal says, "I'm not sure we're trying to help someone here, or whether you're using him as a glorified mascot." Exactly.
| Original Score: 2/5
this puts Cuba back into the Oscar race again, he's charming and wonderful -- although he plays a slow guy, which is surefire Oscar fodder
| Original Score: 3/4
This is the first time in 16 years I made additions to a movie review after I read other critics' reviews. I'm doing this not to change my stance, but to defend it.
| Original Score: 3/4
Underneath the sugary sweet external coating of Radio is a cynical and pandering piece of hypocrisy.
| Original Score: 1/4
Gooding is never allowed to play a three-dimensional character but rather ... human currency to be handed around whenever a character needs his or her consciousness raised.
| Original Score: 2/4
Feel-good themes and fine performances from Cuba Gooding, Jr., and Ed Harris make Radio a nice pre-holiday film.
Like its title character, Radio broadcasts at a low, pleasant frequency.
Harris puts in a believable and focused performance.
In his best role since Jerry Maguire, Cuba Gooding Jr. delivers a mannered performance performance where other actors have opted for tics and exaggerated shouting.
It's a nice story, and it does feel good, but it's too formulaic and syrupy
| Original Score: 2.5/4
If this movie was a tree in Vermont, it'd have a tap driven into it and be sporting a bucket to catch the sap.
A film many people may be tempted to laugh off as button pushing feel-good fluff. Before doing so, they might want to ask themselves just what it is they find so funny about a little peace, love and understanding.
| Original Score: 3/5
Radio features Gooding, Jr. in a performance more akin to Justin Bartha in Gigli than Dustin Hoffman in Rain Man.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
Unlike most sports movies, it celebrates humanity and avoids clichés.
| Original Score: B