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My Left Foot Reviews

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Andrea Beach
Common Sense Media
April 1, 2015
Gritty yet uplifting tale of artist with cerebral palsy.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Jeff Beck
Examiner.com
January 12, 2015
Despite fine performances from Daniel Day-Lewis and Brenda Fricker, My Left Foot is a middling biopic that takes a rather superficial look at the extraordinary life of Christy Brown, never daring to go deeper into what made him tick.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Wesley Lovell
Cinema Sight
August 15, 2011
A fairly generic biopic with an amazing turn by Daniel Day-Lewis.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
March 26, 2009
Deviating from the standard Hollywood biopic, Sheridan's chronicle told with candor, realism, and humor the story of paraplegic writer-artist Christy Brown, embodied in a tour-de-force Oscar-winning performance by Daniel Day-Lewis.
Full Review | Original Score: A
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Variety Staff
Variety
March 26, 2009
All performances are on the mark in this perfect little film.
Angie Errigo
Empire Magazine
March 10, 2008
[The film] leaves one with an overwhelming sense of the miraculousness of life and of this man's spirit.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5

Film4
March 10, 2008
Even if all My Left Foot had to offer was Day-Lewis's performance, it'd be a must-see movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
March 10, 2008
For all his character's travails the film as a whole winds up surprisingly upbeat.
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
February 2, 2008
Nothing can detract from the power of this film, especially Daniel Day-Lewis' astonishing performance as Christy Brown.
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Time Out
June 24, 2006
Day Lewis' re-creation of writer/painter Christy Brown's condition is so precise, so detailed and so matter-of-fact that it transcends the carping about casting an actor without cerebral palsy.
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
November 11, 2005
Daniel Day-Lewis gives a startling, dazzling performance.
Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com
September 3, 2005
Much of the pricelessness of My Left Foot comes from Daniel Day-Lewis's spot-on portrayal of Brown, the first acting job that made critics and awards voters really take notice of him.
| Original Score: 4/5

TV Guide
August 31, 2005
A rich cinematic experience, this uplifting British production will leave you in awe of the extraordinary Christy Brown.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Diana Saenger
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
August 30, 2005
This wonderful film, perfect in setting the scene of the era and locale, could not be a better story of hope and inspiration.
Ed Gonzalez
Slant Magazine
August 18, 2005
It's easy to imagine what My Left Foot might have looked like in the hands of a lesser director like, say, Ron Howard.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews
August 17, 2005
Inspiration is inherent in Brown's story, but Sheridan, co-screenwriter Shane Connaughton, and Lewis refuse to sanctify him.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
August 15, 2005
...a boisterous, joyous affair, often funny, often brawling, sometimes sad, but always affecting.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
Nick Davis
Nick's Flick Picks
July 29, 2004
A bit rudimentary in form and style, but full of bracing performances and an admirably light-and-dark tone.
| Original Score: 4/5
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Vincent Canby
New York Times
May 20, 2003
An intelligent, beautifully acted adaptation of Christy Brown's first book.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
February 13, 2002
A stirring and triumphant biodrama about Christy Brown, who overcame being severely handicapped by cerebral palsy.
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