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All the Little Animals Reviews

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September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: B-
May 17, 2009
Based on a 1969 novel by the late Walker Hamilton, this moody film is ravishingly beautiful to look at and refreshingly unlike the glib, movie-centric crime thrillers so popular with younger first-time directors.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
September 9, 2008
Bale nimbly walks a fine line between Bobby's handicap and an increasingly mature comprehension of what he must do to survive.
August 15, 2007
| Original Score: 4/5
December 6, 2005
Christian Bale is utterly sympathetic and engaging as Bobby. He convincingly communicates both the simplicity and chaos of his character's personality and gives the film a strong emotional core.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
August 20, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
December 31, 2004
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July 9, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
January 1, 2000
Would seem hokey if it didn't have powerful, extraordinary central performances and cinematography that lends the English landscape around Cornwall a mythical cast.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
January 1, 2000
The adoption of 19th-century-melodrama conventions seems motivated mainly by a desire to tap into the emotional intensity they offer. I was enthralled by these tactics, but some viewers might gag.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
January 1, 2000
[It] refuses to reduce its story to simple terms, and the visible story seems like a manifestation of dark and secret undercurrents. Even the ending, which some will no doubt consider routine revenge, has a certain subterranean irony.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
January 1, 2000
If you can allow for one irrational and unbelievable scene involving Bobby and Summers' trip to London, you're left with a decent, small- scale movie, perhaps more suitable for video than the large screen.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
January 1, 2000
Interesting despite its hipster crypticism and an imperfect finale. Is Christian Bale in every film Lions Gate has made?
| Original Score: 3.5/5
January 1, 2000
A strangely intriguing, darkly made, psychological allegory based on the late Walker Hamilton's only novel.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
May 17, 2009
Given his uncompromising work with the likes of Roeg, Bertolucci and Cronenberg, Thomas' directorial debut is surprisingly bland.
February 9, 2006
A brave effort, certainly different, but all too emphatically an allegory.
July 21, 2005
Odd and banal.
July 26, 2002
| Original Score: 2/5
June 5, 2002
It moves from a Cinderella fairytale with Rain Man pathos to the good-versus-evil realm of daytime soap operas (minus the sexual content).
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
April 3, 2002
The ingredients all seem to be there for a rich, emotionally engrossing movie experience, but the storytelling flair and directorial touch are not.
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