Stolen Summer - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Stolen Summer Reviews

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
April 29, 2009
Despite all the flaws, plot holes, and continuity screw-ups, this was an enjoyable and sweet movie with a cute story.

Film Threat
December 6, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Clint Morris
May 6, 2005
A nice film with some really great actors
| Original Score: 3/5
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
August 1, 2003 affable slice-of-life tale.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Chris Gore
Film Threat
December 8, 2002
Jones has delivered a solidly entertaining and moving family drama.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Eric D. Snider
September 18, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Marshall Fine
Journal News (Westchester, NY)
July 15, 2002
A sweet, engaging family story about the nature of faith and the power of youthful innocence.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Brian Orndorf
May 19, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
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
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Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer
May 16, 2002
Even when his technique is amateurish, Jones' belief in the material is refreshing.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
May 10, 2002
The performances take the movie to a higher level.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Susan Walker
Toronto Star
April 26, 2002
If you ignore the stilted adult performances, Stolen Summer is a persuasive portrayal of boyhood friendship.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Doris Toumarkine
Film Journal International
April 12, 2002
Stolen Summer is an accomplished and handsome production worthy of many big screen playdates.
Ross Anthony
Hollywood Report Card
April 6, 2002
Each character has depth and distinction; their interaction is a pleasure. And the story is one that has definite good-hearted purpose.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Claudia Puig
USA Today
March 22, 2002
A sweet story appropriate for the whole family, though it feels a bit like an after-school special.
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Jay Carr
Boston Globe
March 22, 2002
Plays out with a dogged and eventually winning squareness that would make it the darling of many a kids-and-family-oriented cable channel.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
March 22, 2002
A delightful surprise because despite all the backstage drama, this is a movie that tells stories that work -- is charming, is moving, is funny and looks professional.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
March 22, 2002
Jones ... makes a great impression as the writer-director of this little $1.8 million charmer, which may not be cutting-edge indie filmmaking but has a huge heart.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
Erik Childress
March 20, 2002
Pete's screenplay manages to find that real natural, even-flowing tone that few movies are able to accomplish.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
March 19, 2002
Stolen Summer isn't a home run, but it's a solid line drive up the middle.
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