Spanglish Reviews

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September 24, 2020
It is a smart, sensitive, and entertaining comedy.
November 18, 2019
Sandler makes another step toward his transition from comedic actor to serious actor, while Leoni actually evokes sympathy for a character with some serious issues. But it is Vega who lifts Spanglish to its lofty heights.
April 23, 2019
Spanglish eventually comes off as compromised and awkward as its hybrid title suggests.
July 11, 2016
It would be a tour de force in a film with focus, but Spanglish-at its most basic... is all over the... place.
March 30, 2011
Spanglish is a heartfelt, funny, sad, human story about what people want and what they should do; about culture's colliding and maintaining their individuality; and about what parents do for their children.
December 28, 2010
Mixed messages wrapped in stale stereotypes.
April 29, 2009
It's no masterpiece--I can admit--but the performances won me over in the end...
August 7, 2008
May 29, 2008
There's a distinct lack of chemistry here and a strong whiff of moral sermonizing that undermines the romantic impact.
November 1, 2007
There are signs that a lot has been cut, and in trimming his film Brooks may have squeezed too tight: his movie needs breathing space.
March 30, 2007
The film racks up points for stressing in eloquent ways the importance of one's own roots, even when dwarfed or demeaned by the lure of the dominant, more affluent culture.
October 11, 2006
While the content isn't always pretty, the lessons are important. And, Brooks, thankfully, isn't afraid to face these themes, ugliness and all.
April 1, 2006
A satisfying and grown-up flick that boasts all of James L. Brooksâ(TM) strengths.
February 9, 2006
This is Hollywood liberal humanism as muted join-the-dots melodrama, all carefully calculated colouring, broad outlines, and no room for fruitful digression.
November 12, 2005
Phony bourgeois film.
September 26, 2005
Vega radiates effortless strength and charm in her first Hollywood role, and Sandler proves to be a gratifyingly unpredictable leading man, self-effacing one moment and hilariously emphatic the other.
July 29, 2005
Much as Spanglish makes their mutual attraction look magically real and charming, the prospect of John and Flor's romance remains alarming, and not just for the questions it raises about sleeping with the help.
July 5, 2005
April 18, 2005
Some great lines, some great performances, some very very interesting relational topics, but un-quenching, seldom moving and simply not funny enough to be a comedy.
April 15, 2005
A worthy follow-up to [Director James L.] Brooks' 1997 success, As Good as it Gets.
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