Milton's Secret (2016)


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A movie about family and the uncertain times families live in. Milton is a 12 year-old boy growing up in an economically and socially unpredictable world. His mother and father are workaholics with marital and financial problems, and he is bullied at school. When his grandfather visits, Milton learns rehashing the past and worrying about the future are preventing him from finding true happiness.

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Bain's film functions as a delivery system for Tolle's spiritual philosophy, and might have been the New Age equivalent of a stilted faith-based drama if not for its smart, nuanced performances.

Oct 3, 2016 | Full Review…

Alas, even a prickly pro like Sutherland can't do anything to elevate a hokey self-help lecture disguised as family entertainment.

Oct 1, 2016 | Full Review…

It's perfectly nutty and perfectly dull, like St. Vincent on Quaaludes.

Sep 30, 2016 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

Milton's Secret carries a powerful and important message, but the film feels ham-fisted, clichéd and overearnest at times, especially for adult viewers.

Sep 30, 2016 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

The script's anodyne lessons feel no fresher than the last dozen times enlightened moviemakers have shared them with us.

Sep 30, 2016 | Full Review…

The theme of enlightenment has seldom come across as leaden as it is in "Milton's Secret," a dull drama based on the children's novel of the same name by spiritual author Eckhart Tolle.

Sep 29, 2016 | Full Review…

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