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Hearts in Atlantis Reviews

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September 26, 2001
For me, the turgid pace and uneven writing muted any appreciation I might have of what it offers.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
September 28, 2001
Every moment of this Stephen King adaptation is phony.
June 13, 2002
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
October 24, 2001
...a lazy, unfocused, long summer afternoon of a film, full of good ideas that never get properly developed.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
September 24, 2001
The story and characters feel fake and schematic.
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
September 28, 2001
All atmosphere and no action.
September 24, 2001
In the battle of style versus substance, it's style by a head.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
September 25, 2001
The characterizations are stock and the film is plot-driven, never getting under the surface or offering fresh insight.
September 26, 2001
The film version plays like a series of three underdeveloped subplots in search of a movie
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
September 28, 2001
The film looks gorgeous -- all late-afternoon sunlight and adorably elfin-yet-serious child actors -- but that truncheon just keeps bashingyou in the head: Isn't! Growing! Up! Scary! Yet! Kinda! Interesting!
September 28, 2001
Darabont Lite
Full Review | Original Score: C+
October 16, 2001
The film hopes your imagination will be better than the author's in finishing the story.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
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
September 27, 2001
Hicks seems uncertain how to tie up all his loose threads, framing a scene near the end amid diaphanous white sheets on a clothesline.
September 28, 2001
A nostalgic fiasco so shameless it makes movies like Simon Birch and Frequency seem as austere as the work of Robert Bresson.
Read More | Original Score: 0/5
September 28, 2001
A fussy piece of schmaltz that makes you long for Stand By Me, a vastly superior coming-of-age tale from King's pen.
September 28, 2001
The story's enchantment feels forced and coy, its mysteries tricked-up and flimsy.
October 3, 2001
Hicks ... coats the film in a bogus idyllic mist that substitutes cheap sentiment for blunt truth.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/5
September 28, 2001
The acting is so good, you almost want to forgive the fact that they're not saying anything, and the film has no real point.
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