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Losing Isaiah Reviews

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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Susan Granger
www.susangranger.com
April 20, 2006
| Original Score: 3/5
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
September 9, 2004
| Original Score: 4/5
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
May 20, 2003
This drama about interracial adoption is serious and affecting, thanks in large part to the presence of its two magnetic stars.
| Original Score: 4/5
Clint Morris
Moviehole
April 27, 2003
Lange is outstanding...very rewarding
| Original Score: 3/5
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
August 30, 2002
Effectively dramatizes the clash of ideas and ideals in adoption cases.
Tony Toscano
Talking Pictures (U.S.)
August 19, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
July 31, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
July 26, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
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Edward Guthmann
San Francisco Chronicle
June 18, 2002
Losing Isaiah transcends the custody issue and finds drama in the black-white polarities that neither character can escape.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
January 1, 2000
Thought-provoking and dramatically-solid.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Robert Faires
Austin Chronicle
January 1, 2000
It reminds us that life is seldom tidy, work is always left to be done. And the resolve of these good people to do that work swells the heart.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Entertainment Weekly
March 17, 1995
Full Review | Original Score: B-

TV Guide
September 3, 2008
Despite the fine leads and some well-crafted scenes, Losing Isaiah is apt to make viewers angry and frustrated no matter where they stand on the issues.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Todd McCarthy
Variety
September 3, 2008
The material is emotionally wrenching, but the actors play sociopolitical totems more than flesh-and-blood characters.
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
September 3, 2008
This is an absorbing and involving picture, but the terms propounded here limit the story, which depends almost entirely on emotions rather than on thought.
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
June 30, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
November 19, 2004
| Original Score: 2/5
Fred Topel
About.com
May 23, 2004
| Original Score: 1/5
Leonard Klady
Movie City News
July 18, 2003
| Original Score: 2/5
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Globe and Mail
April 12, 2002
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