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Opal Dream Reviews

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.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
February 2, 2007
The film squeezes out its feel-good messages like toothpaste from a tube.
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.
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
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
December 8, 2006
It's tear-jerker material but ends up being quite touching, and it's a good choice for family viewing.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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
November 24, 2006
Slight and sweet unto shameless saccharine.
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
You won't find male strippers in Opal Dream, by director Peter Cattaneo, who gave us the sleeper hit The Full Monty nearly a decade ago. This time, Cattaneo delivers a heartwarming family fable that parents and kids can enjoy.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
November 22, 2006
The finale will lift you up.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
November 21, 2006
Opal Dream is an exceptional family film, arriving just in time for the Thanksgiving holiday.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
November 21, 2006
A fable, and as such carrying few surprises, Opal Dream features solid acting and likable characters.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
November 7, 2006
This is another tale about dreamers, transplanted to the Australian opal-mining hub of Coober Pedy, where the frenzied quest for the rainbow-colored gemstones creates a modern-day gold rush atmosphere.