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Lorenzo's Oil Reviews

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July 24, 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.'
July 1, 2004
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
January 1, 2000
Definitely a remarkable story, but as told by Miller it isn't really an uplifting one.
October 7, 2012
Lumbers along worthily.
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]
July 30, 2002
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
January 1, 2000
It takes a heartbreaking story and pushes it to the limit, showing us the lengths of courage and imagination that people can summon when they must.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: +3 out of -4..+4
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.
August 21, 2002
The true story of two loving parents who fashion a miracle to save the life of their son afflicted with an orphan disease.
June 6, 2004
Filmdom's most powerful movie about parental concern carried to the max.
March 8, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
January 1, 2000
Don't go to it for a Hollywood happy ending. Go to it to learn what it can take to be alive.
February 29, 2008
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
August 22, 2003
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
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