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Opal Dream Reviews

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November 24, 2006
Slight and sweet unto shameless saccharine.
November 19, 2006
Sweet themes are shoddily executed in Opal Dreams, another tale from director Peter Cattaneo about outsiders doggedly holding onto their aspirations.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
April 20, 2007
What opens as a delightful kid-friendly drama closes as a stumbly, manipulative yawner.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
January 18, 2007
Shouldn't act as if parents appeasing their messed-up child is as moving as people actually giving in to the power of belief.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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.
February 2, 2007
The film squeezes out its feel-good messages like toothpaste from a tube.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
November 23, 2006
In the Australian outback, in the opal mining community of Coober Pedy, Rex Williamson (Vince Colosimo) hunts maniacally for the perfect stone while his family endures a life of dust and deprivation.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/5
November 22, 2006
Stories about a sickly girl, her imaginary friends and her indulgent daddy's courtroom saga are probably best left on the page. Witness the queasy, up-with-people tear-jerker Opal Dream.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
November 27, 2006
The filmmaking is flat, straight, and thoroughly lacking in poetry, and the script tells instead of showing.
Read More | Original Score: C
February 17, 2007
There are times when cinematic heart-tugging takes on the character of a frontal assault. Opal Dream is one of them.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
July 25, 2012
Unusual Australian drama has a few moments of violence.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
April 7, 2007
Read More | Original Score: B
January 11, 2007
Catteneo directs the film with a relatively light touch and he manages to avoid too much schmaltz.
Full Review | Original Score: B
December 14, 2006
The main attraction of Opal Dream is its warm portrait of a family.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
December 26, 2006
One of those heartwarming, 'It's fun to pretend!' fables that's fun for the whole family.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
November 21, 2006
Opal Dreams is a sentimental film, and such a film needs more charm than it evokes in the United States.
Full Review| Original Score: 6/10
December 7, 2006
A slightly forced, but ultimately winning children's story.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
January 22, 2007
A family-oriented film that doesn't merely play lip-service to the power of imagination -- it actually demonstrates some of its own.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
February 16, 2007
The film succeeds because of the great lengths to which Ashmol goes to bring her peace of mind.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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