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Adam Reviews

November 18, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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
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.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
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
August 21, 2009
There's no getting around the character's plight as an eternal outsider or the natural sympathy it draws. But writer-director Mayer never loses control of this fact, offering a story that's both sweet and tart, unique and familiar.
Full Review | Original Score: B
August 19, 2009
It may not be original, but Adam could leave a lump in your throat.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
August 14, 2009
For much of its first hour, writer/director Max Mayer's Adam is one of the year's more endearing love stories.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
August 14, 2009
The two of them look terrific together, too -- enough so that you wish someone would cast them together in a much better movie.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/5
August 13, 2009
Adam is a minor, tolerably enjoyable romance that doesn't add up to anything much.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
August 7, 2009
Were it not for the fine engaging performances of both Dancy and Byrne, Adam would be sickly sweet.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
August 7, 2009
Written and directed by Max Mayer, this anodyne romantic comedy is as predictable as the alphabet but should hold particular appeal to women whose maternal impulses inflect their mating instincts.
August 7, 2009
The film rides on Dancy's wonderfully authentic performance.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
August 7, 2009
At its best, Adam makes the viewer understand the frustration of living in a world in which everyone is a stranger.
August 7, 2009
It feels dishonest, which is a problem for a film so interested in truthfulness - especially one trying to reconcile that interest with the demands of a Hollywood romcom.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
August 6, 2009
While it's probable that this movie will bring Asperger's to an audience that's never heard of or experienced it, it's also likely to bore them.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
August 6, 2009
To its credit, Adam doesn't go for the cheap, easy solution. In that way, the film shares something of the spirit (and realism?) of (500) Days of Summer: an acknowledgment that not every close encounter, no matter how meaningful, can last forever.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
August 6, 2009
Adam wraps up the story in too tidy a package, insisting on finding the upbeat in the murky, and missing the chance to be more thoughtful about this challenging situation.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
August 3, 2009
Hugh Dancy is really spectacular in this film.
August 3, 2009
A sweet, atypical love story.
July 31, 2009
Hugh Dancy, so often just a bland safe boyfriend in femme-oriented films, gives an ironically heartfelt performance as the emotionally insulated Adam.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
July 31, 2009
Adam succeeds at getting inside its hero's mind and, more impressively still, gives us entrée to his singular soul.
July 30, 2009
The film is afflicted with a fatal case of the cutes: It's never an encouraging sign when The Little Prince, that eternal touchstone of precious perma-children, emerges as a major motif for a romantic drama.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
July 30, 2009
Adam is a cut above most romances and boasts a intriguing conclusion. One comes away with a sense of hope, leavened by realism.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
July 30, 2009
I'm sorry to report that beyond that educational element and the delicate performances of Dancy and Byrne, I found Adam dramatically limp, predictable and in a curious way even retrograde.
July 30, 2009
Other than Rose Byrne's on-screen radiance and a soothingly warm palette lit by cinematographer Seamus Tierney, there's not much to get passionate about in this amiable chamberpiece from theater director Max Mayer.
July 30, 2009
It's hogwash of the highest order, a romanticized take on disability that sees it both as God-gifted higher calling and seductive precoital bling.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
July 29, 2009
The beautifully crafted Adam offers no pat or easy answers to wrenching questions.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
July 29, 2009
Hugh Dancy plays a Manhattan engineer who suffers from Asperger's syndrome in this charming romantic comedy.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
July 29, 2009
Adam is a most welcome summer treat.
Read More | Original Score: 4.5/5
July 29, 2009
Adam is sweet, meticulous, and, at times, sort of clever, but it's also a not-quite-surprising-enough heartwarming trifle.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
July 29, 2009
This is an affirmation that it's still possible to find smart movies about one of the most basic aspects of the human experience: falling in love.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
July 29, 2009
A touching and engaging film about a likable and attractive young man who suffers from Asperger's syndrome.
July 27, 2009
A sensitive but not sentimental story about a romance involving a mentally challenged young man never makes a misstep.
January 22, 2009
Emotionally potent performances, gently offbeat humor and writer-helmer Max Mayer's assured touch guide this tender New York love story to a quietly hopeful conclusion.