I Am David Reviews

December 8, 2004
Clearly, huge tankers of disbelief must be suspended in a sea of goodwill to get into the spirit of the film.
December 3, 2004
The film is marred by too many coincidences, but there are a couple of twists at the end that tug at the heartstrings and leave you with a warm feeling.
December 3, 2004
It's not lack of a strong story that keeps I Am David from taking off. Blame a straightforward approach that makes the movie feel too much like an after-school special.
December 3, 2004
Feig's neorealist approach to the look of the film might work better if he didn't fill it with so many coincidences and melodramatic flourishes.
December 3, 2004
I know, I know, I'm supposed to get sentimental about this heart-warming tale. But I couldn't believe a moment of it, and never identified with little David.
December 2, 2004
Leaves you with the lingering scent of truth.
December 2, 2004
Falls prey to the defect of all poor road movies: In gluing together unbelievable but convenient episodes with sugary sentimentality, it loses most of its credibility.
December 2, 2004
An unusually intelligent adventure film scaled for younger viewers, which never leaves adults behind.
November 9, 2004
Short, simple and inoffensive, it's well suited to family viewing, albeit on the gogglebox one Sunday teatime rather than the big screen.
November 19, 2003
Essentially a tearjerker, with little originality or insight.