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Adam Reviews

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Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
February 14, 2012
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Matthew Pejkovic
Matt's Movie Reviews
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
Neil Pond
American Profile
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
Kelly Vance
East Bay Express
August 29, 2011
Reassuringly familiar and ultimately as cozy as a reindeer sweater.
Perri Nemiroff
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
Sam Bathe
Fan The Fire
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
Christian Toto
What Would Toto Watch?
February 15, 2010
Adam is a sweet, unconventional love story nearly derailed by a far too obvious subplot.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
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
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
August 31, 2009
... a confident, surefooted dramatic comedy about an uncertain, tentative romance.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Dan Lybarger
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
Sonny Bunch
Washington Times
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
Robert W. Butler
Kansas City Star
August 28, 2009
Dancy gets the juiciest role and wisely underplays it.
| Original Score: 3/4
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
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
Jim Judy
Screen It!
August 28, 2009
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Jolene Mendez
Entertainment Spectrum
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
Jeff Vice
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
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
Richard Knight
Windy City Times
August 26, 2009
There's really nothing extraordinary to praise about this affecting but not particularly memorable little movie other than to point out that audiences hungering for cinematic fare outside the usual summer popcorn blockbusters will find much to like in it.
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
August 26, 2009
Adam is As Good as It Gets with a dash of Rain Man, movie comfort food, but still charms us through the familiar rhythms of its story.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald
August 21, 2009
Dancy's eye-opening performance reveals he's a bona-fide acting talent, capable of carrying a movie without ever playing to your affections.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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Amy Biancolli
Houston Chronicle
August 21, 2009
Sure, it's complicated, but isn't that always true of romance? And doesn't it blow the hinges off the universe -- every single time?
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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