The Yearling (1994) - Rotten Tomatoes

The Yearling (1994)

The Yearling (1994)





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This moving made-for-TV movie is a faithful rendition of Marjorie Kinan Rawling's timeless coming-of-age tale in which a boy living a hardscrabble life with his family in a Florida swamp must grow-up and face his responsibilities after he befriends an orphaned fawn.


Peter Strauss
as Ezra `Penny' Baxter
Jean Smart
as Ora Baxter
Wil Horneff
as Jody Baxter
Brad Greenquist
as Lem Forrester
Jarred Blanchard
as Fodder-Wing
Philip Seymour Hoffman
as Buck Forrester
Bart Hansard
as Mill-Wheel
Richard Hamilton
as Pa Forrester
Ed Grady
as Doc Wilson
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Critic Reviews for The Yearling

All Critics (2) | Top Critics (1)

The absence of true grit and dirt-under-fingernails feeling weaken the believability of the drama.

March 26, 2009 | Full Review…
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Unfortunately the story, a relatively disconnected series of incidents none of which are particularly compelling, works only in brief spurts.

January 1, 2000 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

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