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Conrack Reviews

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Variety Staff
January 14, 2008
Few will totally resist the surefire appeal of this latest variation on Pygmalion mythology.

TV Guide
January 14, 2008
As a former Group Theatre actor, [Ritt] understands the problems of actors and has been able to elicit outstanding performances from people one would not expect depth from.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Jake Euker
F5 (Wichita, KS)
February 18, 2007
| Original Score: 3/5
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Time Out
February 9, 2006
The potentially dubious aspects of the subject are mostly exorcised, in part by a strong script (adapted from the book by real-life teacher Pat Conroy), but largely by the engaging and persuasive performance Ritt draws from Voight.
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Nora Sayre
New York Times
May 9, 2005
Despite Mr. Voight's skill, the teacher's character never jells.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Emanuel Levy
December 8, 2004
| Original Score: 3/5
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
January 18, 2004
An unusually human movie that ought to be talked about by everyone concerned with the real meaning of education, communication, and a full rich vision of life

May 24, 2003
The whole cast are inspired and the production values outstanding.
Adrian Turner
Radio Times
August 27, 2013
Martin Ritt's movie is often sentimental and hectoring, ramming home the contrast between Voight's comfy, secure rebellion against the Vietnam War and the utter destitution and backwardness of his pupils.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Richard Schickel
TIME Magazine
August 27, 2013
The spirit behind Conrack is so relentlessly idealistic in tone and uplifting in intent that one feels vaguely guilty for not responding to the film generously and forgivingly.
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Don Druker
Chicago Reader
January 1, 2000
It misses by less than a mile, but it misses.
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