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Wide Awake Reviews

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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: F
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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
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.
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Peter Stack
San Francisco Chronicle
January 1, 2000
Children, too, will be bored to tears navigating through some of the talky spiritual gunk.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
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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Jeff Millar
Houston Chronicle
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 ...
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
January 1, 2000
Beneath its suffocating, smug sentimentality, you have to look hard to uncover a single moment of truth and genuine feeling.
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Susan Stark
Detroit News
January 1, 2000
| Original Score: 1/4
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
I wonder who the movie was made for.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4