The Tic Code - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

The Tic Code Reviews

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December 4, 2007
| Original Score: 3/5
August 1, 2003
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
September 10, 2001
| Original Score: 3/5
March 22, 2001
Egrossing, entertaining, and thoroughly conventional.
Full Review | Original Score: 71/100
January 1, 2000
A cut above most.
January 1, 2000
Starts out self-consciously but gets better as it goes along, winding up as affecting as it is illuminating.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 1, 2000
What makes the film engaging are the performances ... appealing secondary characters ... and occasional interventions into its soap operatic formula.
January 1, 2000
It's got more genuine-seeming feelings and a more accurate take on its particular corner of the world than a colosseum of summer blockbusters.
January 1, 2000
Raising it above the usual clichés are the superb jazz music and a sparkling script by lead actress Polly Draper.
January 1, 2000
The Tic Code is the summer's surprise gift, a loving and humane film that rises above the season's overhyped blockbusters like a flower poking up through the concrete.
January 1, 2000
Ms. Draper's taut, self-effacing, extremely quiet performance is the best thing about the movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
January 1, 2000
This is the loving accomplishment of The Tic Code, to open a door onto the deepest kind of understanding.
January 1, 2000
Ultimately, it's Wolff who saves the day by supplying the challenging music that sets the tone for Hines and Marquette's soul-searching.
January 1, 2000
The Tic Code is badly lit and at times, awkwardly inspirational, yet there's real feeling in it.
Full Review | Original Score: B
January 1, 2000
A sympathetic but conventional disease-of-the-week movie.
January 1, 2000
Delightfully unsentimental, yet uplifting, and while spinning its wholly credible tale gives its audience quite a bit of knowledge and understanding about kids, an unusual disease, and the universe of jazz musicians.
Full Review| Original Score: 9/10
January 1, 2000
The Tic Code works better as a sociological study than as a gripping drama. And during this summer of our discontent, that may be recommendation enough.
January 1, 2000
A fairly satisfying small-scale drama with some fine musical sidelights.
January 1, 2000
If it seems to have the ingredients of an after-school special, the performances take it to another level. Gut level.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 1, 2000
| Original Score: 3/4
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