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.
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
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.
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.
December 8, 2002
December 8, 2002
October 30, 2002
July 12, 2002
It could have been something special; instead it is run-of-the-mill.
June 13, 2002
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...
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.
Top Critic
March 4, 2002
February 6, 2002
The movie is light years behind the touching celebration of youth found in Stand By Me.
October 24, 2001
...a lazy, unfocused, long summer afternoon of a film, full of good ideas that never get properly developed.
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