• PG-13, 1 hr. 47 min.
  • Drama, Romance
  • Directed By:
    Martin Ritt
    In Theaters:
    Feb 9, 1990 Limited
    On DVD:
    Jan 13, 2004
  • MGM Home Entertainment

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Stanley & Iris Reviews

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TV Guide's Movie Guide

While some of the sloppy filmmaking can be forgiven, the film's core message cannot.

Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide | Original Score: 2/4

January 11, 2008
Variety Staff
Variety
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The elements are in place but they don't add up to great drama in this well-meant effort to personalize the plight of illiterate people.

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January 11, 2008
Stephen Garrett
Time Out
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The ending, despite good intentions, is American cinema at its tackiest and most hollow.

Full Review Source: Time Out

June 24, 2006
Angie Errigo
Empire Magazine

Although the construction is somewhat haphazard, the intention is well meaning and DeNiro gives a characteristically sensitive rendering.

Full Review Source: Empire Magazine | Original Score: 2/5

July 6, 2005
Vincent Canby
New York Times
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It's as honest and direct and entertaining as the considerable talents of everyone involved can make it.

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

August 30, 2004
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

...a harmless little romance that's elevated slightly by the charisma of its two stars...

Full Review Source: Reel Film Reviews | Original Score: 2.5/4

August 12, 2004
Rita Kempley
Washington Post
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Here, in a movie less animated than a barrel of tree sloths, Ritt encourages stale performances and a pace as dull as more tree sloths.

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January 1, 2000
Desson Thomson
Washington Post
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McAlpine may be the movie's smartest contributor. He alone seems to realize that this pedantic project will soon be graduating into home-video or classroom use.

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January 1, 2000
Chris Hicks
Deseret News, Salt Lake City

There is also a good supporting cast here, and Fonda is effective in her role. But it's DeNiro who shines with a very affecting performance, as well as a natural chemistry with Fonda.

Full Review Source: Deseret News, Salt Lake City | Original Score: 3/4

January 1, 2000
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com

| Original Score: 1/5

June 29, 2005
John Esther
Pasadena Weekly

| Original Score: 1/5

July 23, 2004
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion

| Original Score: 2/5

March 10, 2004
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

| Original Score: 2/5

February 14, 2003
Scott Weinberg
eFilmCritic.com

| Original Score: 3/5

July 26, 2002
Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
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