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Hearts in Atlantis Reviews

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December 24, 2010
Above average coming of age story.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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!
Full Review | Original Score: C
January 27, 2005
Hicks' film is a beautiful trifle, a neat trick of light and sound to coax empathy
Read More | Original Score: B
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.
Read More | Original Score: B+
July 16, 2004
Hearts in Atlantis is a leap of faith with nothing on the other side.
Full Review | Original Score: .5
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
January 29, 2003
Hopkins continues to turn in one lackluster performance after another.
| Original Score: 3/4
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.
| Original Score: A-
July 12, 2002
It could have been something special; instead it is run-of-the-mill.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
June 9, 2002
feels a bit pre-fabricated, although William Goldman's screenplay sets up intriguing offbeat relationships between Bobby and Ted and Bobby and Elizabeth...
May 25, 2002
Una cinta tierna y emocionante por momentos...pero no termina por convencer.
| Original Score: 7.5/10
April 4, 2002
...minor shortcomings come in its overused setting, slightly lackadaisical pace, and mildly unresolved conclusion, small matters if the movie puts you under its spell.
Read More | Original Score: 6/10
March 17, 2002
The elegiac, reflective mood is treated almost incidentally, letting it earn a reaction naturally
| Original Score: 3.5/4
February 26, 2002
I will not deny that it left me with a very nice feeling throughout.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
February 6, 2002
The movie is light years behind the touching celebration of youth found in Stand By Me.
Full Review | Original Score: short
December 9, 2001
Likeable, nostalgic movie that walks a smooth tightrope between a coming-of-age tale and a dark, long-forgotten Twilight Zone episode.
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