Cocoon Reviews

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Alex Sandell
Juicy Cerebellum
November 22, 2002
Boring, sentimental crap made better by the inferior sequel.
| Original Score: 2/5
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
Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central
July 6, 2003
| Original Score: 2/5
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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.
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
October 14, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
Fr. Chris Carpenter
Catholic Sun
April 8, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
Scott Weinberg
eFilmCritic.com
July 26, 2002
Sure it's all precious and Hallmark-y, but Cocoon is still good, heartwarming fun.
| Original Score: 4/5
Clint Morris
Moviehole
July 11, 2003
A splendid combo of grand peformances and expert direction
| Original Score: 4/5
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
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
November 21, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
September 27, 2003
| 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
James Plath
Reel.com
March 30, 2005
Poignant tale: To Age or Not to Age, That is the Question.
| Original Score: 3/5
Jules Brenner
Cinema Signals
April 14, 2004
| Original Score: 3/5
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
Shannon J. Harvey
Sunday Times (Australia)
February 10, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
Spence D.
IGN Movies
February 10, 2004
| 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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
July 18, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
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