Spanglish Reviews

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Joshua Starnes
ComingSoon.net
March 30, 2011
Spanglish is a heartfelt, funny, sad, human story about what people want and what they should do; about culture's colliding and maintaining their individuality; and about what parents do for their children.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 28, 2010
Mixed messages wrapped in stale stereotypes.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
April 29, 2009
It's no masterpiece--I can admit--but the performances won me over in the end...
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
August 7, 2008
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Prairie Miller
Long Island Press
March 30, 2007
The film racks up points for stressing in eloquent ways the importance of one's own roots, even when dwarfed or demeaned by the lure of the dominant, more affluent culture.
Mary Lasse
Christianity Today
October 11, 2006
While the content isn't always pretty, the lessons are important. And, Brooks, thankfully, isn't afraid to face these themes, ugliness and all.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
Ian Freer
Empire Magazine
April 1, 2006
A satisfying and grown-up flick that boasts all of James L. Brooksâ(TM) strengths.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Top Critic
Scott Tobias
AV Club
September 26, 2005
Vega radiates effortless strength and charm in her first Hollywood role, and Sandler proves to be a gratifyingly unpredictable leading man, self-effacing one moment and hilariously emphatic the other.

Bullz-Eye.com
July 5, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Forrest Hartman
Reno Gazette-Journal
April 15, 2005
A worthy follow-up to [Director James L.] Brooks' 1997 success, As Good as it Gets.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
Mark Palermo
Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
March 1, 2005
Brooks' script moves through potentially melodramatic scenarios with insight and bright humour.
Joe Utichi
FilmFocus
February 27, 2005
A wonderfully touching and brilliantly funny work that's as committed to its characters as it is to its audience.
Full Review | Original Score: 80/100
Matthew Turner
ViewLondon
February 26, 2005
Sandler is excellent, delivering a heartfelt performance that is easily on a par with his work in Punch Drunk Love.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Steven Snyder
Zertinet Movies
February 16, 2005
While the movie has an interesting message, and conveys it in a compelling approach, its structure limits it from ever being completely successful.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
February 11, 2005
It's a bit overlong and laboured, but the heart is in the right place and John Seale's cinematography is impressive but unobtrusive.
Vince Koehler
Entertainment Spectrum
February 7, 2005
It is nice to see Adam Sandler in a role outside his normal wild behavior. This is an enjoyable show with a lot of substance.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Michelle Thomas
Future Movies UK
January 13, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star
January 13, 2005
Sandler is devastating as a crumbling family man.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Top Critic
Andrew Sarris
New York Observer
January 13, 2005
The film gets better as it goes along ... and all the characters, including Deborah, become more interesting and appealing as we get to know them better.
Frank Wilkins
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
January 7, 2005
A multi-layered and sensitive character examination.
February 27, 2009

Sydney Morning Herald
January 17, 2006

ComingSoon.net
December 19, 2004

Boston Phoenix
December 18, 2004
Top Critic

St. Louis Post-Dispatch
December 17, 2004
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