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My Left Foot Reviews

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Jeff Beck
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
Andrea Beach
Common Sense Media
April 1, 2015
Gritty yet uplifting tale of artist with cerebral palsy.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
July 30, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
My Left Foot is a great film for many reasons, but the most important is that it gives us such a complete picture of this man's life.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Mark R. Leeper
January 1, 2000
It is one of the better portraits of the life of the handicapped on film.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/8
Cole Smithey
October 21, 2007
| 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.
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
November 11, 2005
Daniel Day-Lewis gives a startling, dazzling performance.
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Variety Staff
March 26, 2009
All performances are on the mark in this perfect little film.
Christopher Null
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
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
May 16, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5
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
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.
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
November 19, 2004
| Original Score: 4/5
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
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
Not only does Day-Lewis master the physical aspects of the role, the minute-to-minute struggle of almost complete paralysis, he lives the painful genesis of an artistic character.
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
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
Sarah Chauncey
June 4, 2004
| Original Score: 4/5
Chuck O'Leary
Fantastica Daily
October 9, 2005
| Original Score: 4/5
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