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Philadelphia Reviews

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November 1, 2002
Hollywood's effort to say Something Really Important about AIDS turns out to be a timid, gutless joke.
| Original Score: 2/5
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 0 out of -4..+4
January 1, 2000
This AIDS courtroom drama is so pumped full of nitrous oxide, you could get your teeth drilled on it.
November 6, 2004
In the guise of piety, Philadelphia panders to a perceived straight-male majority.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
July 10, 2003
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
November 10, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
May 20, 2003
| Original Score: 2.5/4
August 14, 2002
Overrated, but well intended. Intentions are not enough
| Original Score: 2/5
December 13, 2002
Can't a movie make us feel sympathy for a gay character without having him die and spout opera cliches?
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
October 25, 2004
Being under the PC microscope transforms Demme into the bastard offspring of Stanley Kramer and Norman Lear
| Original Score: 2/4
January 1, 2000
Phildelphia is a good idea, just not a particularly good film.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
July 29, 2002
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
January 1, 2000
Philadelphia breaks no new dramatic ground ... And yet Philadelphia is quite a good film, on its own terms.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
January 1, 2000
The story is timely and powerful, and the performances of Hanks and Washington assure that the characters will not immediately vanish into obscurity.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
November 7, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
July 25, 2002
| Original Score: 4/5
May 6, 2005
| Original Score: 4/5
October 10, 2008
[An] extremely well-made message picture about tolerance, justice and discrimination is pitched at mainstream audiences, befitting its position as the first major Hollywood film to directly tackle the disease.
May 24, 2008
| Original Score: 4/5
December 18, 2010
Moving, Oscared '90s drama fostered AIDS empathy.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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