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A Tree Grows in Brooklyn Reviews

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July 30, 2002
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
April 13, 2002
This family has a great deal of love but a lot of difficulty showing it.
Read More | Original Score: A-
December 21, 2010
Faithful adaptation of classic family story.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
July 25, 2002
| Original Score: 4/5
November 1, 2007
Where Tree is frequently slow, it is offset by the story's significance and pointed up notably by the direction of Elia Kazan.
December 17, 2007
It's a grim tearjerker told with great love and tenderness.
Full Review | Original Score: B
February 15, 2009
Rarely has the dream factory lavished such skill on such destitution and such insistence that people are not really that changeable in nature.
Full Review | Original Score: 63/100
August 22, 2003
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
October 9, 2005
| Original Score: 4/5
May 20, 2003
Elia Kazan has directed this picture, his first, with an easy naturalness that has brought out all the tone of real experience in a vastly affecting film.
December 3, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
April 8, 2009
Kazan's first film, a sentimental family melodrama, is well acted (James Dunn won a Supporting Oscar), but it doesn't begin to suggest the powerful director he would become in the 1950s.
Full Review | Original Score: B
May 24, 2003
Kazan's film has a sharp eye for social detail, but avoids giving occulted status to the peeling paper, damp walls and austere kitchen table.
December 4, 2006
This episodic, charmingly sentimental movie is a trifle lengthy but never tedious.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Top Critic
December 5, 2008
A sober and reasonably truthful story of life among the lowly.
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