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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
October 9, 2001
Can be cute, and even heartwarming at times. But all too often, it's nearly insufferable.
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
August 3, 2001
Amusing enough to watch and passes the time, but it's the kind of movie you're content to wait for on your friendly indie cable channel.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Ted Murphy
Baseline.Hollywood.com
December 21, 2001
"Greenfingers" turns out to be all thumbs.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
September 17, 2001
For all his good intentions, the film is as drab and colorless as the cinderblock walls of the inmates' rooms.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
August 24, 2001
Not a breath of fresh air or originality comes through.
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
September 7, 2014
Lacks dramatic credibility despite being a true story.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
July 27, 2001
About as subtle as an FTD bouquet in its look, theatrical style, story structure, and greeting card message of uplift.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
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John Anderson
Newsday
July 27, 2001
Feels like -- no, it is a movie you've seen, one that's been modified only as much as necessary to accommodate the previously unexplored dramatic potential of prison gardens.
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Michael Atkinson
Mr. Showbiz
August 2, 2001
A dull, treacly, and predictable entry in the Feel-Good Cross-Cultural U.K. Comedy sweepstakes.
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Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer
August 9, 2001
If the bluebells, roses and violets on prominent display come from the same source as writer/director Joel Hershman's screenplay, then they won't require mulch or water, because they're plastic.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
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Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press
August 17, 2001
Yet another in the seemingly unending string of English feel-good frolics.
Harvey S. Karten
Compuserve
April 25, 2001
A hackneyed story that tries to capitalize on the success of "The Full Monty"
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Kimberley Jones
Austin Chronicle
March 10, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
October 28, 2001
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Shlomo Schwartzberg
Boxoffice Magazine
June 7, 2001
May be based on a true story but it feels inauthentic.
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion
July 14, 2001
A cloying, pedestrian piece of flummery.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
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Amy Taubin
Village Voice
July 24, 2001
The film, despite the many shots of gardens in full bloom, lacks visual distinction.
Dave White
IFilm
July 26, 2001
It's sweet! Delightful! Trite! Utterly empty! Mewling! Needing to be sprayed with pesticide!
Dave Kehr
Citysearch
July 27, 2001
There's not much to the movie, but what is there is painfully familiar.
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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
July 27, 2001
Relentlessly smarmy and contrived, and its pitch for the cause of prisoner rehabilitation preachy and heavy-handed.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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