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Wide Awake Reviews

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July 22, 2006
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
July 22, 2006
Full Review | Original Score: B
October 9, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
May 29, 2004
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
October 15, 2002
The movie's greatest strength is in its willingness to admit that the mysteries of life and death are as difficult for children as for adults.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
August 15, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
June 5, 2002
In a moviemaking world dominated by attention to secular matters, the parochial Wide Awake is a refreshing change of pace.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
March 13, 2002
This wonder-filled film proves that questions can be powerful allies on a spiritual journey.
February 14, 2001
A wonderful family film that deals sensitively, and even with humor, with a fairly unusual situation for the screen: a 9-year-old's struggles with his faith in God.
January 1, 2000
I was aware of the problems, but that didn't diminish the warm, fuzzy glow I was experiencing.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 1, 2000
An interesting little drama about a youth's quest for proof of God.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
January 1, 2000
There is quite a bit of drama in the film but most of it is internal.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
November 29, 2015
M. Night Shyamalan drowns potentially heartwarming moments in thick, syrupy music, his script lapsing occasionally into slapstick or a case of the cutes.
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: F
July 25, 2011
Earnest, overly familiar coming-of-age tale
Full Review | Original Score: C
August 29, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
April 28, 2003
A pretentious, preachy first movie from an arguably great filmmaker.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
December 8, 2002
The film pursues its sensitive material with the appropriate degree of care, but the direction by M. Night Shyamalan turns potentially provocative moments into dull eddies of melodrama.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
January 1, 2000
Beneath its suffocating, smug sentimentality, you have to look hard to uncover a single moment of truth and genuine feeling.
January 1, 2000
I wonder who the movie was made for.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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