The Odd Life of Timothy Green Reviews

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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
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
Helen OHara
Empire Magazine
April 1, 2013

It has quirky charm and a tender heart, but the treacly sentiment may become wearisome.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Joshua Starnes
ComingSoon.net
October 15, 2012

If it's not quite as deep as it would like, Timothy Green does what it sets out to do better than most.

Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
September 26, 2012

... rather solemn whimsy, but hard to dislike ...

Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Justin Craig
FoxNews.com
September 5, 2012

"The Odd Life of Timothy Green" is not your garden-variety feel-good kids' film, but it's a quirky, tender and mature ode to parenting that is equally entertaining for adults and children.

Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
August 29, 2012

Positive stories like this one are much needed in these hard economic times, just as they were needed in the Great Depression during the 1930s.

Full Review | Original Score: B
Kelly Vance
East Bay Express
August 27, 2012

Refreshingly well written and acted for what it is.

Sean Means
Salt Lake Tribune
August 25, 2012

[It] gets a tad bittersweet in its finale, but it's Disney schmaltz of the highest order. By the end, the movie grows on you.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Erick Weber
NECN
August 24, 2012

If there were an Academy Award for the film that gave the greatest effort to simply like it, The Odd Life of Timothy Green would be unbeatable.

Full Review | Original Score: B
William Bibbiani
CraveOnline
August 21, 2012

A story for childless adults made and marketed for the children those adults don't even have yet.

Full Review | Original Score: 6.5/10
Brian Orndorf
Blu-ray.com
August 17, 2012

A touching fable, Odd Life benefits from an eager cast and a unique sensitivity, finding a comfortable, endearing position between a bizarre premise and its enthusiastic execution.

Full Review | Original Score: B+
Gary Wolcott
Tri-City Herald
August 17, 2012

The Odd Life of Timothy Green is just average. Oddly, and ironically, being average is what gives the film its charm.

Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Daniel M. Kimmel
New England Movies Weekly
August 17, 2012

This is a slight fantasy that asks viewers to buy into an awful lot...

Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Nell Minow
Beliefnet
August 16, 2012

This sweet, whimsical, bittersweet tale is one of the summer's nicest surprises.

Full Review | Original Score: B
Kirk Honeycutt
honeycuttshollywood.com
August 16, 2012

Writer-director Peter Hedges has found a gem in young actor CJ Adams to play his magical character.

Full Review | Original Score: 8
Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald
Top Critic
August 16, 2012

A fable about parenting and its accompanying joys and sorrows, done in the trademark Walt Disney style of pleasant, feel-good entertainment that doesn't leave much of an emotional trace.

Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Sandie Angulo Chen
Common Sense Media
August 15, 2012

Sentimental family drama about the magic of raising a kid.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Bob Bloom
Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)
August 15, 2012

"The Odd Life of Timothy Green" is not great; it is not even remarkable. It is simply a relaxing respite that celebrates the concept of family.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Willie Waffle
WaffleMovies.com
August 15, 2012

If I do the same thing, will Kate Beckinsale emerge from my garden?

Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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