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The Odd Life of Timothy Green Reviews

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Damon Smith
Birmingham Post
April 3, 2013
The bittersweet mood pervades until the final frames when Hedges contrives a satisfying resolution that should leave a few lumps in throats.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Siobhan Synnot
April 1, 2013
is wholesome whimsy, but only the very green can fail 
to spot where the plot is heading after the first leaf drops and the symbolism needs pruning.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Helen O'Hara
Empire Magazine
April 1, 2013
It has quirky charm and a tender heart, but the treacly sentiment may become wearisome.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Stella Papamichael
Digital Spy
April 1, 2013
Hedges usually strikes a better balance of darkness and light, but with this film, reveals feet of clay.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Rob Carnevale
The List
March 22, 2013
Odd is exactly the right word for this curious experience.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Matt Maytum
Total Film
March 22, 2013
An outdated oddity.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
James Plath
Movie Metropolis
December 5, 2012
For some, the message of "The Odd Life of Timothy Green" will be rewarding enough. I wanted more complexity, and less melodrama and movie-of-the-week messaging.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Brian Gibson
Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)
November 22, 2012
Disney-schmaltz, family-values hokum, and dopey clichés ('anything's possible,' 'different's OK,' etc.), syrup over the intriguing allegory. If only the movie had plunged deeper into its well of meaning and stopped jerking at our heartstrings.
David Guzman
Film Journal International
November 16, 2012
Sappy family drama never overcomes its peculiar fantasy premise.

October 30, 2012
A love letter to helicopter parents this is a ridiculous, if well-meaning, film that needs a good pruning.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Robert Denerstein
Movie Habit
October 20, 2012
A fable beyond belief
Perry Seibert
TV Guide
October 19, 2012
What the movie needs is an element of fun -- or at least childlike wonder -- to balance out the foreboding gloom that hangs over every interaction.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Joshua Starnes
October 15, 2012
If it's not quite as deep as it would like, Timothy Green does what it sets out to do better than most.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
September 26, 2012
... rather solemn whimsy, but hard to dislike ...
| Original Score: 3/5
Justin Craig
September 5, 2012
"The Odd Life of Timothy Green" is not your garden-variety feel-good kids' film, but it's a quirky, tender and mature ode to parenting that is equally entertaining for adults and children.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
August 29, 2012
Positive stories like this one are much needed in these hard economic times, just as they were needed in the Great Depression during the 1930s.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Kelly Vance
East Bay Express
August 27, 2012
Refreshingly well written and acted for what it is.
Sean P. Means
Salt Lake Tribune
August 25, 2012
[It] gets a tad bittersweet in its finale, but it's Disney schmaltz of the highest order. By the end, the movie grows on you.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Todd Jorgenson
August 24, 2012
... sees its fleeting charms cancelled out by too many aggressive tugs at the heartstrings.
August 24, 2012
If there were an Academy Award for the film that gave the greatest effort to simply like it, The Odd Life of Timothy Green would be unbeatable.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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