• R, 1 hr. 51 min.
  • Drama
  • Directed By:
    Tom Gilroy
    In Theaters:
    Dec 8, 2000 Wide
    On DVD:
    Sep 17, 2002
  • MGM Home Entertainment


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Spring Forward Reviews

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Michael Dequina

Beatty and Schreiber generate a convincing camaraderie that is warm and touching yet with a refreshing lack of sticky sentiment.

Full Review Source: TheMovieReport.com | Original Score: 3/4

March 26, 2010
David Nusair
Apollo Guide

A breath of fresh air, and an antidote to all the mindless drivel Hollywood churns out on a regular basis.

Full Review Source: Apollo Guide | Original Score: 87/100

April 28, 2003
David Cornelius

Here's a film that values good dialogue and complex characters over dramatic gimmicks and cheap action.

Full Review Source: eFilmCritic.com | Original Score: 4/5

September 17, 2002
David N. Butterworth
Movie Boeuf

A remarkable film, totally absorbing from the first frame to the last. It's a marvel of simplicity and depth, comfort and compassion.

Full Review Source: Movie Boeuf | Original Score: 4/4

November 16, 2001
Laura Clifford
Reeling Reviews

every moment is jam packed with a philosophical or heavy moment, never giving his characters a chance to breath

Full Review Source: Reeling Reviews | Original Score: C+

May 29, 2001
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews

...a pair of big-budget performances by Beatty and Schreiber.

Full Review Source: Reeling Reviews | Original Score: C+

May 29, 2001
Joe Leydon
The Moving Picture Show

While seeming to be about nothing in particular, it gradually builds toward a deeply affecting emotional impact by actually being about everything that's important.

Full Review Source: The Moving Picture Show | Original Score: 4/4

February 26, 2001
Steve Rhodes
Internet Reviews

The performances are all fine and heartfelt, but the story itself never provides much reason for us to care.

Full Review Source: Internet Reviews | Original Score: 2.5/4

February 21, 2001
Bruce Feld
Film Journal International

Beatty and Schreiber give accomplished performances, but are handicapped by the staginess of the script and the static nature of Gilroy's direction.

Full Review Source: Film Journal International

February 7, 2001
John A. Nesbit

What a treat to finally see a pudgy character actor and a stereotypically type cast "bad guy" demonstrate their consummate acting skills

Full Review Source: ToxicUniverse.com | Original Score: 4/5

February 7, 2001
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

A marvelous movie about a friendship that slowly unspools between two unlikely souls.

Full Review Source: Spirituality and Practice | Original Score: 5/5

January 1, 2000
Arthur Lazere

an intelligent script and first rate performances

Full Review Source: culturevulture.net

January 1, 2000
Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
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Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: B+

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Mark Halverson
Sacramento News & Review

Full Review Source: Sacramento News & Review | Original Score: 4/5

August 7, 2008
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion

Full Review Source: One Guy's Opinion | Original Score: B+

July 24, 2006
Emanuel Levy

| Original Score: 3/5

August 10, 2005
Jeremiah Kipp

Full Review Source: ToxicUniverse.com | Original Score: 4/5

January 27, 2002
Rob Blackwelder

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

March 8, 2001


| Original Score: 3.5/4

February 12, 2001
James Brundage

Full Review Source: Filmcritic.com | Original Score: 4.5/5

February 7, 2001
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