My Left Foot Reviews

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April 9, 2019
You may not want to see My Left Foot, fearing that it will be too harrowing and possibly too sentimental. There are times when it is both, but take courage and see it if you can, because it is one of the most remarkable films of the year.
April 1, 2015
Gritty yet uplifting tale of artist with cerebral palsy.
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.
August 15, 2011
A fairly generic biopic with an amazing turn by Daniel Day-Lewis.
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.
March 26, 2009
All performances are on the mark in this perfect little film.
March 10, 2008
[The film] leaves one with an overwhelming sense of the miraculousness of life and of this man's spirit.
March 10, 2008
Even if all My Left Foot had to offer was Day-Lewis's performance, it'd be a must-see movie.
March 10, 2008
For all his character's travails the film as a whole winds up surprisingly upbeat.
February 2, 2008
Nothing can detract from the power of this film, especially Daniel Day-Lewis' astonishing performance as Christy Brown.
October 21, 2007
Top Critic
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.
November 11, 2005
Daniel Day-Lewis gives a startling, dazzling performance.
October 9, 2005
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.
August 31, 2005
A rich cinematic experience, this uplifting British production will leave you in awe of the extraordinary Christy Brown.
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.
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.
August 17, 2005
Inspiration is inherent in Brown's story, but Sheridan, co-screenwriter Shane Connaughton, and Lewis refuse to sanctify him.
August 15, 2005
...a boisterous, joyous affair, often funny, often brawling, sometimes sad, but always affecting.
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