Moonlight Mile Reviews

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January 10, 2003
Cameron Crowe did not write or direct Moonlight Mile, but he may as well have, since the movie feels and looks and most of all sounds like his work. From my point of view, this is not a compliment...
January 7, 2003
I suspect that it will find a place in the heart of anyone who has lost and gone on to live and love again... or at least those who are willing to open themselves up to that emotional ride.
December 17, 2002
Moonlight Mile makes you realize how much Dustin Hoffman's presence on the big screen has been missed the past few years.
December 9, 2002
The net is cast far too widely. The question begins to beat around in your head. "What does this movie want to be?"
November 20, 2002
It's hard to imagine anyone managing to steal a movie not only from charismatic rising star Jake Gyllenhaal but also from accomplished Oscar winners Susan Sarandon, Dustin Hoffman and Holly Hunter, yet newcomer Ellen Pompeo pulls off the feat with aplomb.
November 14, 2002
I believe Silberling had the best intentions here, but he just doesn't have the restraint to fully realize them.
November 11, 2002
Jack Gyllenhaal's intelligent performance doesn't save this film from being a tidy pile of melodramatic mush, but it at least makes it watchable.
November 4, 2002
An awfully good, achingly human picture.
October 27, 2002
The movie was worth a suck as far as I was concerned.
October 27, 2002
[Silberling] mostly succeeded in crafting an off-beat, uncomfortable (but in all the right ways), and genuinely funny and moving story out of this Movie of the Week material.
October 27, 2002
'Moonlight Mile' is a gentle film about loss.
October 26, 2002
Sarandon is terrific as the bereaved mother who defiantly refuses to be handled or comforted.
October 25, 2002
Grief is awkward and funny and strange sometimes. So is Moonlight Mile.
October 23, 2002
While acknowledging the possibility of growth after tragedy, [it's] so comfortable with the positive that the would-be emotional moments are telegraphed and phony.
October 21, 2002
Diverting entertainment, not exactly unpredictable, but comfortable as an old shoe.
October 21, 2002
The movie is like a series of vague cliff notes, teasing a much greater story without actually capturing emotion or perspective.
October 19, 2002
October 18, 2002
Writer-director Brad Silberling has fashioned a life-affirming stew, combining all the grief, humor, regrets, redirected hopes and misguided plans that accompany the loss of a loved one. And nary a drop of schmaltz bubbles up.
October 15, 2002
Moonlight Mile is not a great film, but it is a film that aspires to greatness, that is tripped up only by the limits of the human beings striving to do something as well as it can possibly be done.
October 15, 2002
What drives the movie is its abundance of fine acting.
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