The Odd Life of Timothy Green Reviews

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Eric D. Snider
EricDSnider.com
July 17, 2013

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 | Original Score: C
Al Alexander
The Patriot Ledger
May 26, 2013

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

Full Review | Original Score: C
Ed Gibbs
The Sunday Age
May 19, 2013

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

Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Alan Jones
Radio Times
April 12, 2013

Not so much moving as stomach churning.

Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Will Salmon
SFX Magazine
April 10, 2013

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

Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Alistair Harkness
Scotsman
April 8, 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 | Original Score: 2/5
Philip French
Observer [UK]
April 8, 2013

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

Jamie Neish
HeyUGuys
April 5, 2013

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 | Original Score: 1/5
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
April 5, 2013

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

Christopher Tookey
Daily Mail [UK]
April 4, 2013

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 | Original Score: 1/5
David Jenkins
Little White Lies
April 4, 2013

A gooey mess, but not an entirely dislikable one.

Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Henry Fitzherbert
Daily Express
April 4, 2013

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

Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Peter Bradshaw
Guardian
April 4, 2013

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

Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Robbie Collin
Daily Telegraph
April 4, 2013

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

Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Nigel Andrews
Financial Times
April 4, 2013

Disney gone pathologically fey.

Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Tim Evans
Sky Movies
April 4, 2013

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 | Original Score: 3/5
Matthew Turner
ViewLondon
April 4, 2013

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 | Original Score: 1/5
Trevor Johnston
Time Out
Top Critic
April 4, 2013

Odd indeed.

Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Damon Smith
Birmingham Post
April 3, 2013

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

Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Siobhan Synnot
Scotsman
April 1, 2013

This 
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 | Original Score: 2/5
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