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That's What I Am Reviews

April 29, 2011
Since a large portion of the film is taken up with the theme of school bullying, it may have some contemporary relevance, but good intentions do not always a good movie make.
Full Review | Original Score: C
April 29, 2011
An entertaining, well-made plea for tolerance...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
April 28, 2011
A forgettable title and a barely there theatrical release don't do justice to the captivating and nostalgic coming-of-age dramedy "That's What I Am"...
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
April 28, 2011
Mr. Harris's depiction of a saintly, soft-spoken, bow-tie-wearing middle-school teacher lends the movie a moral weight it probably couldn't have summoned had another actor played the role.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
April 28, 2011
A placard preceding the film's title card assures that it's "inspired by true events," but the note is unnecessary, given the limpness of the narrative arcs. Who would make up such an anticlimactic story?
Read More | Original Score: D+
April 27, 2011
Lessons are learned, bullies get their comeuppance, and every Wonder Years plot device is trotted out for maximum and-I-was-never-the-same-again nostalgia.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
April 27, 2011
Nothing turns out as you might expect, and the plot twists provide unexpected suspense.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
April 26, 2011
The writing hits the weeds on occasion, but Pavone evokes with feeling adolescence as a series of outlandish physical punishments and sweetly remembered firsts.
April 21, 2011
Agreeable, uplifting and earnest almost to a fault.