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I Am Sam Reviews

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December 24, 2010
Moving film with great acting seems too contrived.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
August 7, 2008
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
June 19, 2003
Sean Penn may be the most gifted actor of his generation.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
February 8, 2003
Just watching Penn and Fanning interact...is worth wading through the occasionally ankle-deep syrup.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 30, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
August 29, 2002
A supremely well-acted TV movie. But, like a lot of microwaveable insta-films, it has a capacity to taste shamefully better than it looks.
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July 29, 2002
...a manipulative tear-jerker, a divine wallow worthy of that master of the "women's picture," Douglas Sirk ...
Full ReviewRead More | Original Score: B
July 22, 2002
I Am Sam is engaging as it stands, but it takes a side that the audience doesn't necessarily agree with.
| Original Score: 4/5
July 20, 2002
It's a sensational performance, and [Penn] illumines a movie that sometimes seems in danger of descending into modish Hollywood political correctness.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
June 17, 2002
I Am Sam is a very special film. It is one of those extraordinarily moving films that not only sweeps you away emotionally, but somehow leave you feeling as though you are a better person.
June 9, 2002
Although 'Sam' doesn't always work ... when it connects, it does so with surprising force. A word to the wise: Do not leave your tissues at home.
May 7, 2002
Agradable, sincera y divertida, es una muestra más de que a pesar de todo, como lo dice su frase publicitaria, todo lo que se necesita es amor.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
March 22, 2002
On one level, I Am Sam is a crock, but on another, more vital one, it's very, very sweet.
March 7, 2002
Penn y el amor que manifiesta por Lucy será algo que recordarán mucho tiempo después de ver la cinta...
February 5, 2002
Penn is brilliant and the refreshingly unprecocious Dakota Fanning shows oodles of promise.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
February 4, 2002
Penn's towering performance as Sam bolsters the film's highs.
January 29, 2002
Dakota Fanning [as little Lucy]is worth the price of admission.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
January 26, 2002
It's a well-written and exceptionally well-acted tearjerker.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
January 25, 2002
Thoughtful and emotionally rewarding, I Am Sam works more successfully than it has any right to.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 25, 2002
Deserves to be remembered for Sean Penn's remarkable performance as a mentally challenged man.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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