My First Mister - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

My First Mister Reviews

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Tracy Moore
Common Sense Media
April 1, 2015
Offbeat friendship is provocative, dark, but sweet.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Rob Gonsalves
August 25, 2008
The actors earn the couple of salty drops you may shed at the end -- the script sure doesn't.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Clint Morris
February 7, 2003
A beautiful story about finding camaraderie, and ultimate love in the infrequent of places
| Original Score: 3.5/5
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
January 10, 2003
...while Ghost World is, on the whole, a slightly better movie, My First Mister is nevertheless worth checking out mostly due to two incredible lead performances.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Scott Weinberg
Apollo Guide
May 9, 2002
Starts out as a deliriously original "odd couple" comedy, and then hangs a quick left turn into shameless tear jerking.
| Original Score: 68/100
JoBlo's Movie Emporium
April 24, 2002
A good small movie featuring a different kind of love story..
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Jeremy Heilman
March 5, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Jules Brenner
Cinema Signals
November 27, 2001
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
October 30, 2001
She's not just tattooed and surly and he's not just geeky and stern - their characters are beautifully written and fleshed out gradually and admirably by the actors.
Full Review| Original Score: 5
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
October 29, 2001
Brooks and Sobieski shine throughout.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Joe Baltake
Sacramento Bee
October 28, 2001
A testament to both Sobieski and Brooks -- especially Brooks, who is Oscar-worthy here -- that we buy into their film's manipulative tendencies and its demands of unconditional acceptance.
Jeff Vice
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
October 26, 2001
It will have you smiling so much, that you may not even notice how close it comes to sliding into mediocrity.
Jack Garner
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
October 26, 2001
As you watch Sobieski work, you sense you're in on the start of something special.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Sean P. Means
Salt Lake Tribune
October 26, 2001
Christine Lahti makes an assured directorial debut, allowing the relationship between J. and Randall to play out at its own natural pace.
David N. Butterworth
Movie Boeuf
October 23, 2001
A rarity this -- an older man paired with a younger woman that doesn't produce a loud, vulgar gagging sound from the back of the viewer's throat.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Pete Croatto
October 22, 2001
Despite the sloppy final act, My First Mister is worth seeing for Brooks and Sobieski's performances.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Susan Granger
October 22, 2001
Full Review| Original Score: 8/10
Robert W. Butler
Kansas City Star
October 19, 2001
Though I wanted to hate My First Mister and felt guilty about those telltale tears mopped up with a shirt sleeve, the darn thing did work.
Carlo Cavagna
October 15, 2001
Suddenly this enchanting tale of cross-generational friendship becomes a Lifetime movie of the week, pat ending included.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Elias Savada
Nitrate Online
October 15, 2001
Distinguished actress Christine Lahti's feature directorial debut...suffers from a touch too much structure and a script that pedals a tad too hard on sentimentality.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Jeff Strickler
Minneapolis Star Tribune
November 6, 2002
Jean Lowerison
San Diego Metropolitan
October 21, 2002
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Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News
August 9, 2002
Barrett Hooper
February 4, 2002
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St. Louis Post-Dispatch
October 20, 2001
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Ebert & Roeper
October 18, 2001
Cynthia Fuchs
Philadelphia City Paper
October 12, 2001
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