Lorenzo's Oil Reviews

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April 3, 2018
The questions this movie raises about the medical establishment, drug testing and the clash between science and compassion cannot fail to evoke the battles raging over AIDS. Lorenzo's Oil is strong medicine indeed.
October 7, 2012
If any movie of recent years deserves to be called "inspirational"--a much-abused term that one hesitates to revive apart from exceptional circumstances--this one certainly does.
March 26, 2009
Sarandon ... convincingly conveys a fierceness and tenacity that is almost frightening. The character never lets up, and neither does the film.
February 9, 2006
The film comes over as a tour de force version of the disease-of-the-week TV movie: half scientific detective story, half domestic drama, replete with scenes of suffering.
May 20, 2003
This film has an appealingly brisk, unsentimental style and a rare ability to compress and convey detailed medical data.
January 1, 2000
Definitely a remarkable story, but as told by Miller it isn't really an uplifting one.
July 25, 2018
It is as if we are being jollied along and made to realize, in case we weren't capable of getting there by ourselves, 'this is terribly sad', and, 'this is tremendously uplifting.'
April 25, 2018
While difficult to watch, it becomes a positive, even heroic adventure, lifted by heavenly strains of music of Mozart and Mahler, Barber and Elgar...a tale of extraordinary commitment and courage.
April 3, 2018
This curious element, inserted in a fiction that is so traditional that it seems fusty and that [director George] Miller serves with dynamism and conviction... [Full review in Spanish]
August 30, 2016
Intense film about a boy's fatal illness has heavy themes.
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