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Secondhand Lions Reviews

Ronnie Scheib
Variety
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March 26, 2009
Derek Adams
Time Out
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June 24, 2006

Houston Chronicle
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July 21, 2005
Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
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... Michael Caine is badly miscast in this movie. I didn't believe him for one second in that role.

Full Review Source: Ebert & Roeper

September 22, 2003

St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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September 20, 2003
Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post
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Of little interest to anyone except those who thought Air Bud was too smutty.

September 19, 2003
Stephen Hunter
Washington Post
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It's pretty appalling, and it's boring.

September 19, 2003
Peter Howell
Toronto Star
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Secondhand Lions manages to squander the services of seasoned vets Michael Caine and Robert Duvall, and promising newcomer Haley Joel Osment, with a tale that is dramatically false and disturbingly vicious.

Full Review Source: Toronto Star | Original Score: 2/5

September 19, 2003
Erik Lundegaard
Seattle Times
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Secondhand Lions is a movie you want to believe in -- original ideas, acclaimed actors -- but McCanlies uses too many broad strokes when subtlety and finesse would have had greater impact.

| Original Score: 2.5/4

September 19, 2003
Edward Guthmann
San Francisco Chronicle
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[A] schmaltz fest.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 2/4

September 19, 2003
Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer
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Lions' iron whimsy is a jackhammer on the heart.

| Original Score: 2/4

September 19, 2003
Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
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Despite a star-studded cast and healthy helpings of sentiment, nostalgia and heart, it's a hollow affair that's content to tell the viewer how to feel rather than earning those feelings through its story and performances.

| Original Score: 2/5

September 19, 2003
Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
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The whole thing's just not funny enough for children. And it's far too sad for adults.

Full Review Source: Newark Star-Ledger

September 19, 2003
Lou Lumenick
New York Post
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An air of contrivance and, worse, fraudulence, hangs over this gentle fantasy, despite some charming moments.

| Original Score: 2/4

September 19, 2003
Jack Mathews
New York Daily News
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This story is so lamely conceived and presented that it's a grind.

Full Review Source: New York Daily News | Original Score: 2/4

September 19, 2003
Charles Savage
Miami Herald
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Even without handicapping for the limitations of its gentle genre, the film has moments of whimsical humor and thoughtful plotting that soar tantalizingly close to something that could be enjoyed on its own merits.

Full Review Source: Miami Herald | Original Score: 3/4

September 19, 2003
Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail
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One of those headed-for-cable oddities that must have sounded like a good idea at the time.

Full Review Source: Globe and Mail | Original Score: 2/4

September 19, 2003
Tom Long
Detroit News
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Secondhand Lions is not a great movie, but you'd have to be an old coot not to like it at least a bit.

| Original Score: B-

September 19, 2003
Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press
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As entertaining as it is wholesome.

Full Review Source: Detroit Free Press | Original Score: 3/4

September 19, 2003
Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News
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Secondhand Lions tries to delight, but its charms are no more credible than the swashbuckling adventure that Caine's character recounts.

| Original Score: C+

September 19, 2003
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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A gentle and sweet whimsy.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 3/4

September 19, 2003
Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
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Secondhand Lions is made from a child's perspective, but its point of view has a glass eye.

Full Review Source: Boston Globe | Original Score: 2/4

September 19, 2003
Eleanor Ringel Gillespie
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
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First-rate performances by Robert Duvall and Michael Caine.

Full Review Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution | Original Score: B-

September 19, 2003
Bruce Newman
San Jose Mercury News
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The performances of Caine and Duvall are a double-barreled blast.

| Original Score: 3/4

September 18, 2003
Stephen Holden
New York Times
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May be pure hokum, but at least it knows how to spin a yarn.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 3/5

September 18, 2003
Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
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A mild family film with an excellent cast that never develops traction.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 2/5

September 18, 2003
Philip Wuntch
Dallas Morning News
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Audiences may get twitchy during some of the more obvious moments, but they'll look back on the film with a smile.

Full Review Source: Dallas Morning News | Original Score: B-

September 18, 2003
Bill Muller
Arizona Republic
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A saccharine, inoffensive kids movie, which might seem more at home as a made-for-cable affair.

| Original Score: 3/5

September 18, 2003
Jan Stuart
Newsday
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The kind of pandering family entertainment that would make even Walt Disney roll in his grave.

Full Review Source: Newsday | Original Score: 1.5/4

September 18, 2003
Jeff Strickler
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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There's something for everyone: comedy, drama and romance.

Full Review Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune | Original Score: 4/4

September 18, 2003
Scott Foundas
L.A. Weekly
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Despite the considerable imagination that has gone into realizing period scenes on a modest budget, all the episodes feel hurried and clipped, like they've been passed through too many impatient editing-room hands, and the picture never fully absorbs you.

Full Review Source: L.A. Weekly

September 18, 2003
Allison Benedikt
Chicago Tribune
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With such a bang-up cast, this setup could at least elicit some tears, but in its 107 minutes, nary a one welled up in my eyes.

Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune | Original Score: 1.5/4

September 18, 2003
Claudia Puig
USA Today
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There are too many leaden moments and odd shifts in tone to keep Lions from winning us over.

Full Review Source: USA Today | Original Score: 2/4

September 18, 2003
Scott Brown
Entertainment Weekly
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With no baseline 'truth' to be found among the cartoony characters and cheesy twists, the whole production feels like a Texas-size load of secondhand lyin'.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: C+

September 17, 2003
Paul Clinton (CNN.com)
CNN.com
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A movie the whole family can enjoy.

Full Review Source: CNN.com

September 17, 2003
James Berardinelli
ReelViews
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Despite flaws that are (for the most part) easily overlooked, this film has enough charm and whimsy to capture the attention and imagination of children and parents alike.

Full Review Source: ReelViews | Original Score: 3/4

September 16, 2003
Ed Park
Village Voice
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A thirdhand lark.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

September 16, 2003
Sheri Linden
Hollywood Reporter
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Awash in nostalgia, Lions combines a gentle coming-of-age story with swashbuckling fantasy.

September 12, 2003
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