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Pay It Forward Reviews

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December 27, 2010
A bit syrupy, but sentimental teens may enjoy it.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
June 23, 2008
Ironic, isn't it, that a film about human decency takes place in Vegas?
| Original Score: 3.5/5
February 8, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
February 7, 2003
A fine, honest tale that gives full respect to the pain of yearning and the power of hope.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
November 6, 2002
Spacey and Hunt create interestingly layered characters who are hiding parts of themselves from themselves. And come Oscar time, Osment once again may be saying, 'I see tuxedoed people.'
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
October 21, 2002
There is much to like in this film, not least of which is the positive message.
June 15, 2002
even if you don't buy the idea... it's still quite possible to enjoy the movie as a love story involving two badly damaged souls.
July 19, 2001
Optimistic, yet painfully honest, Pay it Forward is an excellent film for those who look for hope amidst the world's seemingly overwhelming bad news.
Read More | Original Score: 82/100
April 16, 2001
All three leads are first-rate.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
April 1, 2001
"Pay It Forward" elicits more emotion than it deserves. Still, shedding a tear or two on account of the film is not an unreasonable request.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
March 21, 2001
Recordatorio de que la humanidad puede ser redimida a través de las buenas intenciones y la fe en los demás
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 1, 2001
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 1, 2000
A rich experience, smart, courageous and bracingly powerful.
Full Review | Original Score: 10/10
January 1, 2000
As Trevor, Haley Joel Osment ... is amazing again.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
January 1, 2000
Hollywood feel-goodism at its best (or worst, depending on your Patch Adams tolerance quotient).
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
January 1, 2000
Right now, Hunt's performance is the strongest of the year. I don't know how anyone else can top it.
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January 1, 2000
Both affecting and effective.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 1, 2000
Some very affecting performances.
January 1, 2000
Spacey and Osment can wrench a few tears out of me anytime they want. Being led by the nose was never so pleasant.
Full Review | Original Score: B
January 1, 2000
The acting should please everyone -- including Academy voters.
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