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Secondhand Lions Reviews

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December 28, 2010
Charming family movie for tweens and up.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
November 29, 2009
...may wander near and far, mixing down-home hokum with gushy sentiment, yet it generally succeeds in winning us over.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
June 13, 2009
Duval and Caine make the film watchable, but there's too much gunplay for the movie to truly be the child-friendly entertainment that it pretends.
Full Review | Original Score: C
October 11, 2006
Lions will appeal to a more mature audience because of the solid acting duo of Caine and Duvall. It will also appeal to children because of its almost mythological feel.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
December 6, 2004
[Most family films] aim too low, so perhaps there should be hearty applause for one that tries to do too much good in its small space of time.
Full Review | Original Score: B
October 15, 2004
My only reservation about Caine is his less than credible Texas accent, especially since his brother's is so pronounced.
Full ReviewRead More | Original Score: B+
March 26, 2004
To see Osment react to a door closing is akin to watching someone get defibrillated.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
February 1, 2004
An unpretentiously sweet home-is-where-the-heart-is fantasy.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
January 1, 2004
[T]he real lesson here may be for Haley Joel Osment, who could well have Dickie Roberts II in his future.
Full ReviewRead More | Original Score: 2/5
November 10, 2003
This film may be all over the map, but at least it takes viewers to some interesting places.
| Original Score: 3/4
October 28, 2003
Schmaltzed up, dumbed down, bombastically-scored family drama of touchy-feely life lessons.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
October 22, 2003
'There is something to be said for reminding audiences of simple truths found amidst complex circumstances. But here, the film becomes a series of hokey contrivances and the simple truth it illustrates is so reductive it is almost insulting.'
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October 12, 2003
With Caine and Duvall two kings of the acting jungle in top form; more proof why good casting directors are worth their weight in black gold.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
October 5, 2003
This is what family films are supposed to be like.
October 5, 2003
Effectively proves that senior citizens are not dull--provided that they'd spent time in the French Foreign Legion and rescued princesses.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
October 3, 2003
Warm and a little syrupy like old school films.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
October 2, 2003
There is no shortage of ham-fisted metaphors, no paucity of windy speeches, no lack of moments that tug at the heart like a newborn clumsily grabbing for its mother.
October 1, 2003
A wholly unique family film that can moisten your eyes even while it quickens your pulse.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
September 28, 2003
Because it never quite reaches its enormous potential, Secondhand Lions feels like a disappointment even though there's much to praise.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
September 28, 2003
Filled with so many moments of eccentricity that I wasn't sure whether I was supposed to take it all seriously or just laugh. Is the movie a heartwarming coming-of-age film or a parody of one?
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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