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Adam Reviews

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January 4, 2012
Adam is a tender and well acted love story that does not resort to cliché nonsense in its depiction of mental illness, yet a clunky sub-plot distracts from its unique version of boy meets girl.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 29, 2011
Dancy's sensitive, never-showy portrayal of the autistic Adam reminds us that there's a real person behind every behavioral disorder, psychological condition and personality quirk that often comes off as "strange."
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
August 29, 2011
Reassuringly familiar and ultimately as cozy as a reindeer sweater.
March 1, 2011
Too neatly packaged for my taste, Adam's rigid structure leaves the characters serving the story rather than the story expanding the characters.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
December 31, 2010
Romantic drama wrestles with its own disabilities.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
August 14, 2010
Mayer combines a mild dose of humor with the distress of an unfortunate condition to create something extremely endearing.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
April 15, 2010
Another thoroughly engaging release from Fox Searchlight, the studio's indie releasing sidearm is rapidly becoming the saviour of an otherwise grossly mismanaged company.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
February 15, 2010
Adam is a sweet, unconventional love story nearly derailed by a far too obvious subplot.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
September 9, 2009
An undeniably pleasant film about an unusual subject that just happens to be topped off by a really good performance from the massively underrated Hugh Dancy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
August 31, 2009
... a confident, surefooted dramatic comedy about an uncertain, tentative romance.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
August 28, 2009
British actor Hugh Dancy manages an astonishing feat by making viewers empathize with a character that has trouble feeling empathy.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
August 28, 2009
By avoiding the romantic-comedy cliches of lesser fare like The Proposal and The Ugly Truth, Mr. Mayer has given us characters to care about instead of laugh at and discard.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
August 28, 2009
Dancy gets the juiciest role and wisely underplays it.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
August 28, 2009
Adam and Beth are remarkably nice, likable characters, played by Dancy and Byrne without the tics and self-consciousness that more pretentious or perhaps less secure performers might have brought to the roles.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
August 28, 2009
The compassionately acted Adam is a movie with something to say -- it's just not clear exactly what that something is.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
August 28, 2009
Parental Content Review
August 28, 2009
Surprising tale of love and perseverance. Writer Max Mayer deals with the touchy subject beautifully, and Hugh Dancy proves to be a noteworthy star with his performance.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
August 27, 2009
A very good cast of actors gets more mileage out of this material than they probably should have.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
August 27, 2009
Dancy and Byrne do a fine job of portraying these two lost souls.... How unfortunate for them that they're forced to spout miles of Mayer's cutesy babble every time they're close to transcendence.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
August 27, 2009
It's a gentle romantic dramedy, but misfires at every turn, making for a tedious motion picture that minimizes a fascinating subject.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
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