Mr. Rice's Secret Reviews

October 1, 2005
July 1, 2004
The characters are stereotypes. Owen's world includes a loving mother, a stern but well-meaning father, a fat bully and a skinny weakling.
April 16, 2002
This is a well-constructed film with real substance.
March 30, 2001
The filmmakers have created a movie which is didactic, yet not condescending, and inspirational without being corny.
March 30, 2001
The film benefits from several strong performances, especially by the young, largely unknown, cast.
March 30, 2001