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The Tomatometer is 60% or higher.
The Tomatometer is 59% or lower.
Movies and TV shows are Certified Fresh with a steady Tomatometer of 75% or higher after a set amount of reviews (80 for wide-release movies, 40 for limited-release movies, 20 for TV shows), including 5 reviews from Top Critics.
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I really liked this movie and would watch it again. This is the first movie I saw Annasophia Robb in and had to double check, because of the hair change and didnt know it's the girl from charlie and the chocolate factory. But it shows how good actress she is, because this movie is completely opposite from the other. I loved the set, and the outfits they wore, and the happy ending.
As an adult male, I'm obviously well out of the target audience, but I watched it as a Annasophia Robb fan, and I have to admit that it did bring a smile to my face. A TV Movie budget that shows, a story that got a bit too sticky sweet at times (and frankly quite boring at the beginning) but it was very cute, and I did enjoy it.
This film is originally made for a short tv series, so don't be startled when you see so many short scenes and frequent scene cutting. The setting of the New York and Mount Bedford and the clothes that the characters wear is so magnificent and so realistic. I'm glad that Samatha finally accepts Cornelia as her aunt. And that the 3 orphanages can live with Samantha, Cornelia and Uncle Gard permanently in New York as one happy family. The scene when Samantha poured all the money that her annoying neighbour "Eddie Ryland" stole, on the donation plate at church was hilarious.
The writers should have stuck to one story instead of cramming all the books into one movie. Robb was disappointing compared to her performances in Charlie & the Chocolate Factory and Bridge to Terabithia, but it's still a cute children's movie.
I started watching this on TV because I knew that AnnaSophia Robb was in it... and I ended up not changing the channel. The story was beautiful. It was sweet, sentimental, and I actually cared about all of the characters. I'm not saying that it deserved a theatrical release or anything. But... well there just really isn't anything wrong with this movie. I loved it!