Hearts in Atlantis Reviews

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October 15, 2019
Anthony Hopkins uses his casual intelligence to deflect a dung-storm of sentimental hocus-pocus.
December 24, 2010
Above average coming of age story.
November 20, 2008
September 17, 2007
A movie that says we might as well pack it in as soon as we turn 18 is more bitter than bittersweet.
December 30, 2006
December 4, 2006
What happened to the prodigious vitality of Scott Hicks (Shine): His third feature sugffers from the same stifling artistic treatment that his second did, and this one is based on stories by Stephen King!
December 6, 2005
December 6, 2005
January 27, 2005
Hicks' film is a beautiful trifle, a neat trick of light and sound to coax empathy
December 6, 2004
If good cinematographers are 'panning for gold' with their camera lens, Sobocinski has put his pan in the river and come back with a fortune.
July 16, 2004
Hearts in Atlantis is a leap of faith with nothing on the other side.
November 20, 2003
Hearts feels more like a puzzle whose pieces don't fit together and whose picture, were it to be properly assembled, signifies nothing.
May 12, 2003
The film has a lot of nice little touches going for it, and while there are the obligatory moments of heartstring plucking underscored by the stir of violins, it never really overdoes things. The only problem is, it's just been so done already.
March 5, 2003
You'll still come away from Hearts in Atlantis wanting to read the book, but had Hicks and Goldman got it right, you would've run straight from the cinema to buy it.
February 8, 2003
While this film has the potential to be either a heartwarming coming-of-age story or a tense psychological thriller, it doesn't really achieve either goal.
January 29, 2003
Hopkins continues to turn in one lackluster performance after another.
December 17, 2002
This movie invokes a sense of nostalgia and a yearning for those childhood friends who, as we grow older, may be forgotten but will never be replaced.
December 8, 2002
December 8, 2002
October 30, 2002
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