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The Odd Life of Timothy Green Reviews

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June 30, 2016
From director and writer Peter Hedges comes a wonderful tale about the power of intention, being careful of what you wish for, self-acceptance, love, loss, and new beginnings.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
May 25, 2015
Likely to please younger audiences who will find the simple, fairy story style arc comfortingly familiar and the central protagonist quirkily relatable.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
April 4, 2013
It's not afraid to deal with darker issues - that childhood isn't forever - and Adams plays it just the right side of mawkish while Hedges makes sure it's anything but a smooth ride.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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
April 1, 2013
It has quirky charm and a tender heart, but the treacly sentiment may become wearisome.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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
September 26, 2012
... rather solemn whimsy, but hard to dislike ...
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
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
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
August 27, 2012
Refreshingly well written and acted for what it is.
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
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
August 21, 2012
A story for childless adults made and marketed for the children those adults don't even have yet.
Full Review | Original Score: 6.5/10
August 17, 2012
A touching fable, Odd Life benefits from an eager cast and a unique sensitivity, finding a comfortable, endearing position between a bizarre premise and its enthusiastic execution.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
August 17, 2012
The Odd Life of Timothy Green is just average. Oddly, and ironically, being average is what gives the film its charm.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
August 17, 2012
This is a slight fantasy that asks viewers to buy into an awful lot...
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
August 16, 2012
This sweet, whimsical, bittersweet tale is one of the summer's nicest surprises.
Full Review | Original Score: B
August 16, 2012
Writer-director Peter Hedges has found a gem in young actor CJ Adams to play his magical character.
Full Review | Original Score: 8
August 16, 2012
A fable about parenting and its accompanying joys and sorrows, done in the trademark Walt Disney style of pleasant, feel-good entertainment that doesn't leave much of an emotional trace.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
August 15, 2012
Sentimental family drama about the magic of raising a kid.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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