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The Odd Life of Timothy Green Reviews

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Eric D. Snider

Even allowing for a certain level of unreality in a movie intended as an allegory, The Odd Life of Timothy Green smells of contrivance and falseness.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: C

July 17, 2013
Al Alexander
The Patriot Ledger

Instead of wanting to turn over a new "leaf," I wound up OD-ing on sap.

Full Review Source: The Patriot Ledger | Original Score: C

May 26, 2013
Ed Gibbs
The Sunday Age

As odd as the title suggests, this is a strange and dreadfully overwrought family yarn.

Full Review Source: The Sunday Age | Original Score: 2.5/5

May 19, 2013
Alan Jones
Radio Times

Not so much moving as stomach churning.

Full Review Source: Radio Times | Original Score: 2/5

April 12, 2013
Will Salmon
SFX Magazine

It looks and sounds like your average family feelgood movie, but everything else about it is just plain odd.

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

April 10, 2013

A slice of retro whimsy, it's rooted to nothing in particular and is inoffensive in every way except its overwhelming blandness.

Full Review Source: Scotsman | Original Score: 2/5

April 8, 2013
Philip French
Observer [UK]

[A] painfully sentimental, would-be magical tale ...

Full Review Source: Observer [UK]

April 8, 2013
Jamie Neish

The Odd Life of Timothy Green, finds Disney at an altogether new low, capped off by a cringeworthy dance sequence that will make you scream for Timothy to crawl back into his magical hole.

Full Review Source: HeyUGuys | Original Score: 1/5

April 5, 2013
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher

Timothy's magic is as modest as can be, and its aim is a bit off... [U]ndemanding, inoffensive, and instantly forgettable.

Full Review Source: Flick Filosopher

April 5, 2013
Christopher Tookey
Daily Mail [UK]

This is a remarkably bonkers example of Hollywood schmaltz. It's so glossy and gooey, it makes Forrest Gump look like Fight Club.

Full Review Source: Daily Mail [UK] | Original Score: 1/5

April 4, 2013
David Jenkins
Little White Lies

A gooey mess, but not an entirely dislikable one.

Full Review Source: Little White Lies | Original Score: 2/5

April 4, 2013
Henry Fitzherbert
Daily Express

A bizarre parable about parenting, the picture is nicely acted and occasionally touching but the lugubrious story is both dull and preposterous.

Full Review Source: Daily Express | Original Score: 2/5

April 4, 2013
Peter Bradshaw

The Odd Life Of Timothy Green made me shiver, like having a lizard crawl over your face when you're asleep.

Full Review Source: Guardian | Original Score: 1/5

April 4, 2013
Robbie Collin
Daily Telegraph

Has ever a film battled more fruitlessly against the creepiness of its own premise than The Odd Life of Timothy Green?

Full Review Source: Daily Telegraph | Original Score: 2/5

April 4, 2013
Nigel Andrews
Financial Times

Disney gone pathologically fey.

Full Review Source: Financial Times | Original Score: 1/5

April 4, 2013
Tim Evans
Sky Movies

It's not afraid to deal with darker issues - that childhood isn't forever - and Adams plays it just the right side of mawkish while Hedges makes sure it's anything but a smooth ride.

Full Review Source: Sky Movies | Original Score: 3/5

April 4, 2013
Matthew Turner

Relentlessly mawkish wish-fulfilment fantasy drama that fails to engage on any meaningful level, to the point where you end up feeling sorry for the actors.

Full Review Source: ViewLondon | Original Score: 1/5

April 4, 2013
Trevor Johnston
Time Out
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Odd indeed.

Full Review Source: Time Out | Original Score: 2/5

April 4, 2013
Damon Smith
Birmingham Post

The bittersweet mood pervades until the final frames when Hedges contrives a satisfying resolution that should leave a few lumps in throats.

Full Review Source: Birmingham Post | Original Score: 6/10

April 3, 2013
Siobhan Synnot

is wholesome whimsy, but only the very green can fail 
to spot where the plot is heading after the first leaf drops and the symbolism needs pruning.

Full Review Source: Scotsman | Original Score: 2/5

April 1, 2013
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