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A Mother's Courage: Talking Back To Autism (Sólskinsdrengurinn) Reviews

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Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
October 27, 2010
An incredibly informative and emotionally moving documentary about the challenges and new developments in our understanding of autism.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Cynthia Fuchs
PopMatters
October 1, 2010
A Mother's Courage finds other ways to look at autism: as Temple Grandin puts it, "If I could snap my fingers and not be autistic, would I? No."
Joseph Jon Lanthier
Slant Magazine
September 26, 2010
A relatively benign probe into what is steadily becoming our species' most alarming epidemic.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Eric Monder
Film Journal International
September 24, 2010
Appealing documentary about autism is hurt by some aspects of its storytelling.
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Andy Webster
New York Times
September 24, 2010
There is no pat resolution here, but the sight of a mother finally able to connect with her child across autism's chasm is more than stirring.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Michael Ordoña
Los Angeles Times
September 24, 2010
It's heart-rending to watch families struggle mightily to simply connect with stricken kids. Even skeptical viewers (such as this one) will be amazed, though, to see the instances of progress captured in this beautifully shot, fascinating film.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Andrew Schenker
L.A. Weekly
September 23, 2010
The film suffers from the attitude embodied by its self-congratulatory title.
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Billie Cohen
Time Out
September 22, 2010
Don't let the unsexy subject, the pseudo-poignant vistas or the heavy-handed Sigur Rós score dissuade you: This documentary is undeniably fascinating.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Harvey S. Karten
Compuserve
September 14, 2010
Don't expect Michael Moore's style of humor and irony in this largely pedagogic doc about autism.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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John Anderson
Variety
February 23, 2012
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