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Touching Home Reviews

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Robert Abele
Los Angeles Times
December 16, 2010
Handsome but standard-issue heartland fare.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Dennis Harvey
July 6, 2010
The offscreen story of these unknowns getting their autobiographical drama to the screen proves more interesting and inspiring than the polished, earnest, rather routine movie itself.
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
May 14, 2010
Without making a fuss about it, Touching Home looks squarely at working-class people for whom professional sports are not just a fantasy, they are also a way out of a dead-end existence.
| Original Score: 3/5
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
May 14, 2010
While the Millers have a physical presence, they're hardly actors. In fact, it's often difficult to tell them apart, although one of them is missing a tooth and takes off his shirt a lot.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Eric Hynes
Time Out
May 12, 2010
Although convincing as athletes, neither Miller belongs on a movie screen; personal parable or not, this feels like a too-familiar trip around the bases.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Rex Reed
New York Observer
May 12, 2010
The story behind Touching Home is more inspiring than the film itself, but don't let that deter you. It's the kind of can-do miracle that reminds us all that anything can happen and everything is possible.
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Nick Pinkerton
Village Voice
May 11, 2010
Incidentally, the film has an Inspirational True Story (and tie-in book) behind it, which comes across not at all in the rather formulaic stuff that's actually onscreen.
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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
April 29, 2010
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4