Touching Home Reviews

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Ryan Cracknell
Movie Views
November 20, 2013
Touching Home is stronger when it focuses on the small-town life than when it steps on the ball diamond. The decent cast elevates it to a tolerable level.
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Robert Abele
Los Angeles Times
December 16, 2010
Handsome but standard-issue heartland fare.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Dennis Harvey
Variety
July 6, 2010
The offscreen story of these unknowns getting their autobiographical drama to the screen proves more interesting and inspiring than the polished, earnest, rather routine movie itself.
Avi Offer
NYC Movie Guru
May 15, 2010
A heartfelt albeit slightly contrived drama that boasts a brave, emotionally resonant performance by Ed Harris as well as inspirational messages about the important virtues of courage, love, hope, passion and family.
Full Review | Original Score: 7.42/10
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
May 14, 2010
Without making a fuss about it, Touching Home looks squarely at working-class people for whom professional sports are not just a fantasy, they are also a way out of a dead-end existence.
| Original Score: 3/5
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
May 14, 2010
While the Millers have a physical presence, they're hardly actors. In fact, it's often difficult to tell them apart, although one of them is missing a tooth and takes off his shirt a lot.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Eric Hynes
Time Out
May 12, 2010
Although convincing as athletes, neither Miller belongs on a movie screen; personal parable or not, this feels like a too-familiar trip around the bases.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Rex Reed
New York Observer
May 12, 2010
The story behind Touching Home is more inspiring than the film itself, but don't let that deter you. It's the kind of can-do miracle that reminds us all that anything can happen and everything is possible.
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Nick Pinkerton
Village Voice
May 11, 2010
Incidentally, the film has an Inspirational True Story (and tie-in book) behind it, which comes across not at all in the rather formulaic stuff that's actually onscreen.
Kelly Vance
East Bay Express
May 11, 2010
On the sweet side of bittersweet, but will not rot your teeth.
Ed Gonzalez
Slant Magazine
May 9, 2010
Touching Home strenuously aspires to the same sort of greatness that has alluded many a film before it, like the heavy-handed, Gone with the Wind-grubbing Raintree Country.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Pete Hammond
Boxoffice Magazine
April 30, 2010
The story behind brothers Logan and Noah Miller getting their movie made is almost better than what's on screen but the film is heartfelt and engaging enough to be worthy of attention.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
April 30, 2010
This thing is marketed six ways to Sunday, designed and directed for every occasion. The finished movie is almost beside the point.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
April 29, 2010
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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