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Millions Reviews

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Greg Maki
Star-Democrat (Easton, MD)
May 6, 2005
... One of the best family films in recent memory.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Ryan Cracknell
Movie Views
May 5, 2005
After Boyle establishes Damian, his family and his quirky new community, Millions really starts to lag. The imagination gives way to simple subplots.
James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette
May 3, 2005
It's a classic fantasy set-up, which Boyle and Boyce turn into a beguiling comedy-drama full of memorable moments...
Bob Bloom
Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)
April 30, 2005
(Millions) ... proclaims a heartwarming optimism about the joys and rewards of virtue and good deeds.
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Jeffrey Bruner
Des Moines Register
April 29, 2005
A modern fairy tale with imagination that dazzles kids and adult alike.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Jon Niccum
Lawrence Journal-World
April 29, 2005
What makes Millions quirky is also what prevents it from genuinely immersing the viewer in the story.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Mark Palermo
The Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
April 27, 2005
The material doesn't approach the sendup of grownup roleplaying in Catch Me If You Can.
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Larry Ratliff
San Antonio Express-News
April 26, 2005
Millions serves up enough touching emotional moments to coin its own richness, a respect for goodness in human nature.
| Original Score: 3/4
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
April 22, 2005 earns its sweetness without stooping to sentimentality
| Original Score: A
Mike Ward
April 22, 2005
While most of Millions takes place reality, the audience is invited into Damian's becomes the movie that "Finding Neverland" should have been.
Lori Hoffman
Atlantic City Weekly
April 21, 2005
Millions is a kids' movie that doesn't talk down to its audience.
Full Review| Original Score: 3/4
Lance Goldenberg
Weekly Planet (Tampa, FL)
April 20, 2005
...Millions pulls off the neat trick of affirming that money can't buy happiness, even as it has a ball pretending that it can.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Thomas Peyser
Style Weekly (Richmond, VA)
April 20, 2005
An edgy and endearing exploration of childish faith knocking against the hard and mysterious facts of a world ruled by grown-ups.
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
April 20, 2005
Directorially, it's exciting. Emotionally, it's engagingly warm, funny and magical -- without being gooey.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
April 18, 2005
As a stylist, Boyle is something of an action painter, throwing images on the canvas of the screen and seeing what sticks.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Robert W. Butler
Kansas City Star
April 15, 2005
Whatever one's reservations about the film, young Etel is utterly, endearingly appealing as the gentle-souled Damien.
Jeff Vice
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
April 15, 2005
This winning low-key British yarn is told with real creativity and succeeds by developing characters and situations in an original way.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Todd Jorgenson
Denton Record-Chronicle
April 15, 2005
It gives its fanciful story some meaty context, and refuses to condescend to its audience.
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Daniel M. Kimmel
Worcester Telegram & Gazette
April 15, 2005
[I]t is refreshing to consider th[e] windfall of wealth not as greed satisfied but with the innocence of a young child
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Dan Lybarger
April 15, 2005
Somebody forgot to tell screenwriter Frank Cotrell Boyce and director Danny Boyle that they were making a movie for kids. That's actually a good thing.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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