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Cocoon Reviews

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Richard T. Jameson
Parallax View
March 24, 2013
... much of the beauty of Cocoon... has to do with its deft, loving observation of the things of this Earth.
Charles Cassady
Common Sense Media
December 14, 2010
Sex talk, language make iconic '80s sci-fi better for teens.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Emanuel Levy
August 6, 2010
An amiable, life-affirming fantasy-comedy about the rejuvenation of crotchery oldsters whose main distinction is offering roles to senior actors like Don Ameche (who won an Oscar), Hume Cronyn, and Jessica Tandy
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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June 4, 2007
Cocoon weaves a mesmerizing tale.

TV Guide
June 4, 2007
A gentle and effective heart-tugger.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
June 4, 2007
Director Ron Howard brings a quality of gentleness and whimsy to the performances, but basically this is a highly calculated project brought in by those two old pros, producers Richard Zanuck and David Brown.
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Time Out
February 9, 2006
Essentially, this is sci-fi with a heart, albeit one made entirely of cheese.
James Plath
March 30, 2005
Poignant tale: To Age or Not to Age, That is the Question.
| Original Score: 3/5
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
August 22, 2004
A funny, tender and touching sci-fi drama, Cocoon is a movie for all generations.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Clint Morris
July 11, 2003
A splendid combo of grand peformances and expert direction
| Original Score: 4/5
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
May 20, 2003
It has no real competition as this season's reigning fairy tale.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
May 12, 2003
Am I the only one who thinks the aliens ate all those folks they spirited away?
| Original Score: 2/5
Alex Sandell
Juicy Cerebellum
November 22, 2002
Boring, sentimental crap made better by the inferior sequel.
| Original Score: 2/5
Scott Weinberg
July 26, 2002
Sure it's all precious and Hallmark-y, but Cocoon is still good, heartwarming fun.
| Original Score: 4/5
James O'Ehley
Sci-Fi Movie Page
January 1, 2000
This is one of those movies that leaves one with a warm glowing feeling after leaving the cinema.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Emanuel Levy
July 18, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
Fr. Chris Carpenter
Catholic Sun
April 8, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
July 3, 2004
| Original Score: 3/4
Jules Brenner
Cinema Signals
April 14, 2004
| Original Score: 3/5
Spence D.
IGN Movies
February 10, 2004
| Original Score: 4/5
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