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Dreamer: Inspired by a True Story Reviews

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Peter Sobczynski
November 18, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
December 30, 2006
All the characters are familiar, the story is familiar, but it is well-constructed and the actors do a good job with the material.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Carolyn Arends
Christianity Today
September 22, 2006
Dreamer is loaded with enough clichés and formulas to choke a horse. But truly, it works.
| Original Score: 2.5/4

Empire Magazine
April 1, 2006
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
David Cornelius
March 31, 2006
It is a movie that will captivate children, yes, but it will also capture the hearts of the grown-ups, too.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Christopher Null
March 27, 2006
simply feels more professional than most family fare
| Original Score: 3/5
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
March 4, 2006
Screenwriting manuals have taught us that every film is (or should be) a Hero's Journey, but writer-director John Gatins takes that gospel so literally it's hard to know whether to admire his purity or marvel at his lack of imagination.
Steve Crum
December 11, 2005
The charismatic Fanning proves she is the best child actress in decades.
Full Review| Original Score: A-
Audrey Rock-Richardson
Tooele Transcript-Bulletin (Utah)
December 9, 2005
A quiet and poignant story.
Full Review| Original Score: B
Linda Cook
KWQC-TV (Iowa)
November 2, 2005
Ah. Here's the family film we've been dreaming of all year long.
Full Review| Original Score: 3.5/4
Matthew Turner
October 29, 2005
In short, Dreamer may be shot through with cliches but they're good ones and, more importantly, they work. This is feel-good family entertainment of the first order and if you loved Seabiscuit, you'll love this too.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Marrit Ingman
Austin Chronicle
October 29, 2005
It manages to be a watchable, even enjoyable movie about and for girls, and in our world of candy-coated sparkly pink crap, that's a rare and commendable thing.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Angela Baldassarre
October 26, 2005
"Seabiscuit" it ain't, but "Dreamer: Inspired by a True Story" is one of those harmless horse movies that will entertain the kids.
David N. Butterworth
October 26, 2005
Dakota Fanning, the busiest child actor on the planet it seems, brings her usual maturity to this fine family film. The horse is pretty good too.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Josh Larsen
Sun Publications (Chicago, IL)
October 25, 2005
For fleeting moments, this movie about a little girl and her horse becomes one that fathers will know best.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Jackie K. Cooper
October 25, 2005
An ordinary movie about a girl and her horse, but Dakota Fanning makes the difference.
Full Review| Original Score: 7/10
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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
October 24, 2005
A great family film.
Christopher Smith
Bangor Daily News (Maine)
October 24, 2005
A sugarcube of good intentions that works.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Larry Ratliff
San Antonio Express-News
October 22, 2005
Gallop, don't walk, to a movie house for one of the most uplifting live-action family films in years.
| Original Score: 3/4
James Verniere
Boston Herald
October 22, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Time Out
November 18, 2011
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Leah Rozen
August 5, 2011
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Time Out
June 24, 2006

Boston Phoenix
December 6, 2005
Janet Smith
Georgia Straight
October 30, 2005
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St. Louis Post-Dispatch
October 22, 2005

Baltimore Sun
October 22, 2005
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AV Club
October 21, 2005

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