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Wide Awake Reviews

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January 1, 2000
I wonder who the movie was made for.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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
| Original Score: 2.5/5
January 1, 2000
For those who want to see something soft, without a bite to it, this is the one to chew on.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
January 1, 2000
Beneath its suffocating, smug sentimentality, you have to look hard to uncover a single moment of truth and genuine feeling.
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.
April 28, 2003
A pretentious, preachy first movie from an arguably great filmmaker.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
August 29, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
January 1, 2000
A meandering script, written and directed by M. Night Shyamalan, and the candy coating it's wrapped in, undermine its effectiveness.
January 1, 2000
Done well, it could have been a gem among the wasteland of modern children's cinema. Unfortunately, it isn't.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
January 1, 2000
Read More | Original Score: 1/4
January 1, 2000
The fact is, just too many of the characters and plot points are right out of the stock room: the obligatory fat kid; the obligatory bully; the obligatory kid whose parents can't really afford Catholic school tuition ...
January 1, 2000
Dramatically unconvincing most of the way through, and even runs into logical inconsistencies where its main character's quest for God is concerned.
January 1, 2000
Just what I need, a film that embodies two of my worst phobias in one role: Rosie O'Donnell as a nun.
January 1, 2000
Children, too, will be bored to tears navigating through some of the talky spiritual gunk.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
January 1, 2000
What better place to look for God than in a Catholic school, right?
January 1, 2000
Its rather facile treatment of its serious themes will leave older audiences less than satisfied.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
July 25, 2011
Earnest, overly familiar coming-of-age tale
Full Review | Original Score: C
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: F
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
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