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My First Mister Reviews

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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
October 10, 2001
60 minutes into My First Mister, I was thoroughly engrossed. A half-hour later, I desperately wanted the whole mess to end.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
October 18, 2001
The schmaltz is as thick as vomit.
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Stephen Hunter
Washington Post
October 12, 2001
Beautiful and so phony it makes you urp.
| Original Score: 1/5
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Todd McCarthy
Variety
February 28, 2001
Terribly caricatured around the edges, and far too much of the comedy stems from making light of stereotypical personality traits.
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Claudia Puig
USA Today
October 11, 2001
Predictable and manipulative, complete with a clichéd Hollywood tearjerker ending.
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
April 29, 2009
Terrible script, terrible plot, clichés and plot holes galore...
Jeanne Aufmuth
Palo Alto Weekly
October 10, 2001
Tilts too steeply into movie-disease-of-the-week territory.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Sean Axmaker
Seattle Post-Intelligencer
October 12, 2001
A big-screen version of a turgid 'disease of the week' TV movie with an odd-couple twist.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Laura Clifford
Reeling Reviews
October 12, 2001
Lahti has undermined her stars and delivered dreck.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Rob Blackwelder
SPLICEDWire
October 13, 2001
When a movie starts out as trenchant as "Ghost World" then turns into something as mawkish as "Steel Magnolias," it's been botched, plain and simple.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
October 18, 2001
There is a static feel to the film that neglects the actors in favor of the contrived story of life, love and death.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
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Glenn Lovell
San Jose Mercury News
October 12, 2001
Harold & Maude it ain't.
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Geoff Pevere
Toronto Star
October 12, 2001
If the girls in Ghost World were to see this one, they'd gag.
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
October 12, 2001
Although the movie has its moments, it's a tearjerker that jerks too hard.
| Original Score: 1.5/5
Eugene Novikov
Film Blather
November 13, 2001
There's a terrific movie somewhere inside Christine Lahti's My First Mister, but it's kept hidden by the trite trappings of a Lifetime movie-of- the-week.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Dustin Putman
TheFilmFile.com
October 13, 2001
Scene after scene suddenly rings with a resounding falseness [in the second half].
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Dave White
IFilm
October 11, 2001
Not one second of it is believable, not one scene looks right, not one performance salvages the growing pile of snotty Kleenex it wishes you'd cry into.
Ken Fox
TV Guide
October 11, 2001
One hundred and nine minutes of drama and not a single moment rings true.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Bob Strauss
Los Angeles Daily News
October 12, 2001
If the Hallmark Hall of Fame folks had made Ghost World, it would probably end up a lot like My First Mister.
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Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail
October 12, 2001
A small movie full of good intentions and wildly erratic execution.
| Original Score: 2/4
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Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News
August 9, 2002
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Jeff Strickler
Minneapolis Star Tribune
November 6, 2002
Jean Lowerison
San Diego Metropolitan
October 21, 2002
Barrett Hooper
eye WEEKLY
February 4, 2002
Cynthia Fuchs
Philadelphia City Paper
October 12, 2001
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Ebert & Roeper
October 18, 2001
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St. Louis Post-Dispatch
October 20, 2001
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