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The Magic of Belle Isle Reviews

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July 6, 2012
"The Magic of Belle Isle'' smothers two of this year's best performances - by Morgan Freeman and Virginia Madsen - in enough family-friendly sweetness to induce diabetic shock.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
July 5, 2012
'The Magic of Belle Isle' may not be magical, but many Morgan Freeman fans will probably enjoy his droll, loquacious performance in this uneven offering.
July 5, 2012
The magic of this new movie's title emanates from the beautiful, measured performances of its stars.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
July 5, 2012
It has some heartfelt performances and a nice, nondescript vibe, but it's largely unmemorable.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Top Critic
July 5, 2012
For a movie that spends so much time extolling the virtues of the imagination to show so little of its own is more than ironic -- it's offensive.
Full Review | Original Score: D-
July 4, 2012
A pastel-colored, embroidered wall-hanging of a drama directed by Rob Reiner.
Full Review | Original Score: C
July 3, 2012
It's predictably ironic that The Magic of Belle Isle champions the unparalleled power of imagination while displaying absolutely none of its own.
July 2, 2012
This gooey reteaming of Rob Reiner and Morgan Freeman is crammed tight with baldly manipulative elements, its tearjerker quota busting at the seams.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
July 2, 2012
One of Reiner's best.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/5
July 2, 2012
A spiritual film for all true believers in the power of love to transform lives.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
June 30, 2012
Too schmaltzy, but so what? See it for Morgan Freeman's performance.
Full Review | Original Score: B
June 27, 2012
A solemn poetic tale, but not without moments of tenderly wrought humor resisting the consuming darkness. Owing to the film's always truthful, naked emotion, and the depth and richness of Freeman's performance and of Virginia Madsen's as well.
June 15, 2012
Shaggily sentimental and a few spells short of enchantment.
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