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Spanglish Reviews

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Mark Palermo
The Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
March 1, 2005
Brooks' script moves through potentially melodramatic scenarios with insight and bright humour.
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Joe Utichi
February 27, 2005
A wonderfully touching and brilliantly funny work that's as committed to its characters as it is to its audience.
| Original Score: 80/100
Matthew Turner
February 26, 2005
Sandler is excellent, delivering a heartfelt performance that is easily on a par with his work in Punch Drunk Love.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
February 22, 2005
Brooks' championing of good old-fashioned family values feels hopelessly nave and frankly unconvincing.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Steven Snyder
Zertinet Movies
February 16, 2005
While the movie has an interesting message, and conveys it in a compelling approach, its structure limits it from ever being completely successful.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
February 11, 2005
It's a bit overlong and laboured, but the heart is in the right place and John Seale's cinematography is impressive but unobtrusive.
Vince Koehler
Entertainment Spectrum
February 7, 2005
It is nice to see Adam Sandler in a role outside his normal wild behavior. This is an enjoyable show with a lot of substance.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Christopher Smith
Bangor Daily News (Maine)
January 24, 2005
Nobody breathes in "Spanglish"--they just exhale, scream, blather and sigh. And then they do it again. And then they do it again.
| Original Score: D
Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star
January 13, 2005
Sandler is devastating as a crumbling family man.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Andrew Sarris
New York Observer
January 13, 2005
The film gets better as it goes along ... and all the characters, including Deborah, become more interesting and appealing as we get to know them better.
Jake Euker
F5 (Wichita, KS)
January 10, 2005
Takes the sloppy sentiment and cheap, once-a-week aesthetic of television and inflates it into an ugly, self-consciously respectable film. There's not a genuine moment in it.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Frank Wilkins
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
January 7, 2005
A multi-layered and sensitive character examination.
Lori Hoffman
Atlantic City Weekly
January 5, 2005
'Spanglish is a nails-on-the-chalkboard movie that wants to be sweet natured.'
Full Review| Original Score: 2/4
Thomas Delapa
Boulder Weekly
January 3, 2005
Amigo, in any language Spanglish is overwritten, overacted and too long.
Mark Collette
Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)
December 31, 2004
It's not fair to call 'Spanglish' a romance comedy, because at its core it's not about romance.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
Linda Cook
KWQC-TV (Iowa)
December 29, 2004
Adam Sandler fans beware: There's not a trace of Happy Gilmore anywhere in this movie.
Full Review| Original Score: 3/4
Angela Baldassarre
December 28, 2004
'Spanglish' is one of those films that has the potential for being terrific but falls short in clarity and focus.**
David N. Butterworth
Movie Boeuf
December 28, 2004
Director James L. Brooks has given us some familial and cultural truths to think long and hard about, with ironic performances to savor.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Marty Mapes
Movie Habit
December 27, 2004
If you let yourself get sucked in, it's an enjoyable day at the movies
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Jordan Hiller
December 27, 2004
To appreciate Spanglish and find the beauty inside, layers need to be peeled back and Brooks' occasional melodramatic pratfalls need to be, well, overlooked.
Full Review | Original Score: 3
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