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Stolen Summer Reviews

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April 29, 2009
Despite all the flaws, plot holes, and continuity screw-ups, this was an enjoyable and sweet movie with a cute story.
February 9, 2007
The background and conditions under which this film (part of HBO's Proejct Greenlight) was produced and documented (with step-by-step accuracy, humor, and cynicism, and self-importance) overshadow by far its underwhelming artistic merits; it's a clunker
Full Review | Original Score: D+
May 6, 2005
A nice film with some really great actors
| Original Score: 3/5
April 3, 2005
Not nearly as entertaining as the behind-the-scenes stories.
| Original Score: 2/5
August 1, 2003 affable slice-of-life tale.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
December 31, 2002
The young stars are too cute; the story and ensuing complications are too manipulative; the message is too blatant; the resolutions are too convenient.
Read More | Original Score: 68/100
December 8, 2002
Jones has delivered a solidly entertaining and moving family drama.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
November 7, 2002
Debut effort by "Project Greenlight" winner is sappy and amateurish.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
September 23, 2002
A period story about a Catholic boy who tries to help a Jewish friend get into heaven by sending the audience straight to hell.
July 15, 2002
A sweet, engaging family story about the nature of faith and the power of youthful innocence.
Full Review | Original Score: B
June 28, 2002
The behind the scenes series is more interesting than the resulting movie, but it's still worth taking a look.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
June 27, 2002
Nearly all the fundamentals you take for granted in most films are mishandled here.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
June 5, 2002
Contrived, maudlin and cliche-ridden...if this sappy script was the best the contest received, those rejected must have been astronomically bad.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
May 31, 2002
The kids often appear to be reading the lines and are incapable of conveying any emotion.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
May 16, 2002
The production has been made with an enormous amount of affection, so we believe these characters love each other.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
May 16, 2002
For a movie made outside the usual Hollywood system, Stolen Summer looks a lot like a movie made inside the system. The TV movie system.
May 16, 2002
Even when his technique is amateurish, Jones' belief in the material is refreshing.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
May 10, 2002
The performances take the movie to a higher level.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/5
May 3, 2002
The screenplay is hugely overwritten, with tons and tons of dialogue -- most of it given to children.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
May 3, 2002
The problem, amazingly enough, is the screenplay.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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