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Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
April 2, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Michael Szymanski
Zap2it.com
November 25, 2003
| Original Score: 2/5
Dan Jardine
Apollo Guide
January 1, 2000
| Original Score: 70/100
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Mike Clark
USA Today
January 1, 2000
Would be a lot more fun were it a trashy Troy Donahue-Diane McBain vehicle ground out by Warner Bros. in 1960.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Judith Egerton
Courier-Journal (Louisville, KY)
July 1, 2004
In the end, it adds up to nothing more than a humorless, forgettable nostalgia piece with carefully re-created costumes and settings from the Eisenhower years.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Jake Euker
F5 (Wichita, KS)
March 18, 2006
| Original Score: 1/5
John Esther
Pasadena Weekly
August 21, 2003
| Original Score: 0/5
Madeleine Williams
Cinematter
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Steve Rhodes
Internet Reviews
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
March 16, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Scott Renshaw
rec.arts.movies.reviews
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com
January 18, 2004
If looked at in the right perspective, as a soap and not as the serious drama it pretends to be, this is quite diverting, if emotionally hollow, melodrama.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Emanuel Levy
Variety
August 8, 2007
Cast of newcomers is appealing, but this small-town melodrama is so old-fashioned and out-of-touch with contemporary youth that it feels as if it were made the same time that its story is set, in 1957.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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Globe and Mail
April 12, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Entertainment Weekly
April 4, 1997
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Rob Blackwelder
SPLICEDWire
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
January 1, 2000
Joe Baltake
Sacramento Bee
January 1, 2000
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
June 24, 2006
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
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Jack Mathews
Los Angeles Times
February 14, 2001
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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
May 11, 2001
Leslie Rigoulot
Film Scouts
April 17, 2002
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Urban Cinefile
January 1, 2000
Walter V. Addiego
San Francisco Examiner
January 1, 2000
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
January 1, 2000
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Stanley Kauffmann
The New Republic
January 1, 2000
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Peter Stack
San Francisco Chronicle
January 1, 2000
Gemma Files
eye WEEKLY
January 1, 2000

E! Online
January 1, 2000

Boston Phoenix
January 1, 2000

Jam! Movies
January 1, 2000

Empire Magazine
January 1, 2000

Deseret News, Salt Lake City
January 1, 2000
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Houston Chronicle
January 1, 2000

Movieline
January 9, 2002
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