Opal Dream Reviews

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February 16, 2007
Opal Dream might be one of those movies that has to catch a viewer in the right mood, or be greeted with scorn.
February 2, 2007
The film squeezes out its feel-good messages like toothpaste from a tube.
February 1, 2007
Although Opal Dream marks a pleasing departure from the conventions of the British comedy -- it's based on a children's book and set in the Australian outback -- it's disappointingly small in scope.
January 19, 2007
With its lessons of faith, family loyalty and the power of the imagination, this is one of the rare non-animated films parents can take their children to see.
January 18, 2007
Sophisticated cine philes aren't likely to go ga-ga over this one, but Opal Dream is a worthwhile family film, graced with an ambivalent, bittersweet ending and just the right touch of cinematic poetry turning on the gemstone in its title.
December 8, 2006
It's tear-jerker material but ends up being quite touching, and it's a good choice for family viewing.
July 25, 2012
Unusual Australian drama has a few moments of violence.
July 28, 2007
That rare family film that seems pitched as much at adults as it is the youngsters.
April 20, 2007
What opens as a delightful kid-friendly drama closes as a stumbly, manipulative yawner.
April 7, 2007
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