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Losing Isaiah Reviews

September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: B-
September 3, 2008
The material is emotionally wrenching, but the actors play sociopolitical totems more than flesh-and-blood characters.
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.
May 20, 2003
This drama about interracial adoption is serious and affecting, thanks in large part to the presence of its two magnetic stars.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
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
January 1, 2000
Not only does this lowest-common denominator conclusion backfire, it insults anyone who invested their time getting involved in the whole thing.
January 1, 2000
While the subject may be controversial enough to merit an Oprah free-for-all, this evenhanded melodrama is neutral to a fault.
January 1, 2000
The movie, directed by Stephen Gyllenhaal and written by Naomi Foner, deals with all of those issues, but in a finally unsatisfactory way.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
January 1, 2000
Thought-provoking and dramatically-solid.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
March 17, 1995
Full Review | Original Score: B-