The Blue Butterfly

2004

The Blue Butterfly

Critics Consensus

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44%

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Total Count: 9

64%

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A terminally ill boy has one dying wish: to catch the most beautiful butterfly on earth.

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Critic Reviews for The Blue Butterfly

All Critics (9) | Top Critics (3) | Fresh (4) | Rotten (5)

  • The patronizing, gratuitous sentimentality undermines what could and should have been a simple story of courage and beauty.

    Dec 22, 2005 | Full Review…
  • Pete McCormack's script only occasionally yields to melodrama. Mostly it allows the characters to breathe freely, expressing a greater range of human emotion than just love and sympathy.

    Mar 5, 2004 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • Feels as forced and sentimental as one of those disease-of-the-week melodramas that were once the mainstay of U.S. television.

    Mar 5, 2004 | Rating: 2.5/4
  • Something like an unfunny version of "Dutch."

    Jul 13, 2004 | Rating: 1/5
  • If this film was of an American Beauty-standard, wouldn't it be wasted on the ten-year-olds and grandmothers that the production is really geared towards?

    Mar 8, 2004 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…
  • Literally half the experience of this movie involves watching the wildlife. And on this level The Blue Butterfly works magnificently.

    Mar 5, 2004 | Rating: 3/5

Audience Reviews for The Blue Butterfly

  • Mar 31, 2008
    Sweet story,I love William Hurt anyway and its abased on a true story there you go folks a double double.
    .:SexiVixxEN : Super Reviewer

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