The Great Gilly Hopkins Reviews

October 7, 2016
The material is too slight to make much of an impact outside the target demographic.
October 6, 2016
The problem is one of tone, as director Stephen Herek ("Mr. Holland's Opus") takes scenes that should be earnestly serious and plays them for uncomfortable laughs.
October 6, 2016
The movie feels too hokey and retrograde to appeal to its intended young audience. There's also a miscalculated racial element that may offend or confuse.
October 5, 2016
The Great Gilly Hopkins passes the time in its own way-slowly, painlessly and forgettably.
October 5, 2016
Glenn Close's face teems with a flawlessly controlled gravitas that's completely at odds with the film's ordinariness.
October 5, 2016
The Great Gilly Hopkins may serve as an early lesson for young readers and movie-watchers on the way that a film can be utterly faithful to its source and still not feel quite right.