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The Tic Code Reviews

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Jaime N. Christley
Apollo Guide

Egrossing, entertaining, and thoroughly conventional.

Full Review Source: Apollo Guide | Original Score: 71/100

March 22, 2001
Leah Beth Reisman

While far from terrible, The Tic Code ultimately lacks the sophistication that separates a feature-length film from a TV movie-of-the-week.

Full Review Source: Citysearch

January 1, 2000
Wesley Morris
San Francisco Examiner

The Tic Code is as cute as Tyrone and Miles' spasms, as rote as the melismatic instrumentals that turn up in the movie's nightclubs.

January 1, 2000
Maitland McDonagh
TV Guide's Movie Guide

An afterschool special in all but name.

Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide | Original Score: 7/10

January 1, 2000
Erik Lundegaard
Seattle Times
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For me, it's just a little too restrained, with too many false notes.

January 1, 2000
Cynthia Fuchs
Philadelphia City Paper

What makes the film engaging are the performances ... appealing secondary characters ... and occasional interventions into its soap operatic formula.

Full Review Source: Philadelphia City Paper

January 1, 2000
Jan Stuart
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The Tic Code is the summer's surprise gift, a loving and humane film that rises above the season's overhyped blockbusters like a flower poking up through the concrete.

January 1, 2000
Hannah Brown
New York Post
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Raising it above the usual clichés are the superb jazz music and a sparkling script by lead actress Polly Draper.

January 1, 2000
Jay Carr
Boston Globe
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It's got more genuine-seeming feelings and a more accurate take on its particular corner of the world than a colosseum of summer blockbusters.

January 1, 2000
Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
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Starts out self-consciously but gets better as it goes along, winding up as affecting as it is illuminating.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 4/5

January 1, 2000
Gregory Weinkauf
New Times

A cut above most.

January 1, 2000
Tom Keogh
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This is the loving accomplishment of The Tic Code, to open a door onto the deepest kind of understanding.

January 1, 2000

E! Online

Ultimately, it's Wolff who saves the day by supplying the challenging music that sets the tone for Hines and Marquette's soul-searching.

Full Review Source: E! Online

January 1, 2000
Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
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The Tic Code is badly lit and at times, awkwardly inspirational, yet there's real feeling in it.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: B

January 1, 2000
Amy Taubin
Village Voice
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A sympathetic but conventional disease-of-the-week movie.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

January 1, 2000
John Petrakis
Chicago Tribune
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The Tic Code works better as a sociological study than as a gripping drama. And during this summer of our discontent, that may be recommendation enough.

January 1, 2000
Eric Monder
Film Journal International

A fairly satisfying small-scale drama with some fine musical sidelights.

Full Review Source: Film Journal International

January 1, 2000
Bob Graham
San Francisco Chronicle
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If it seems to have the ingredients of an after-school special, the performances take it to another level. Gut level.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 3/4

January 1, 2000
Pam Grady

This is a film of marvelous performances.

| Original Score: 3/4

January 1, 2000
Harvey S. Karten

Delightfully unsentimental, yet uplifting, and while spinning its wholly credible tale gives its audience quite a bit of knowledge and understanding about kids, an unusual disease, and the universe of jazz musicians.

Full Review | Original Score: 9/10

January 1, 2000
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