Tuck Everlasting


Tuck Everlasting (2002)


Critic Consensus: Though slow-moving, Tuck Everlasting raises big issues and explores them with sensitivity.


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A 10-year-old girl discovers that her neighbors, the Tucks, have a spring that grants eternal life.

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Alexis Bledel
as Winnifred `Winnie' Foster
William Hurt
as Angus Tuck
Sissy Spacek
as Mae Tuck
Jonathan Jackson
as Jesse Tuck
Scott Bairstow
as Miles Tuck
Ben Kingsley
as Man in the Yellow Suit
Amy Irving
as Mother Foster
Victor Garber
as Robert Foster
Kosha Engler
as Miles' Wife
Richard Pilcher
as Constable Henry
Bradley Coryell
as Lead Mill Boy
Julia Hart
as Sally Hannaway
Naomi Kline
as Beatrice Ruston
Kathryn Kelley
as Mrs. Hannaway
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Critic Reviews for Tuck Everlasting

All Critics (119) | Top Critics (30)

Harks back to a time when movies had more to do with imagination than market research.

Nov 5, 2002 | Rating: B+

Those with the patience to submit to its low-energy charms may find their time well spent.

Oct 18, 2002 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

Any movie that signals the menace of a potential lynching by zooming its camera through the loop of a gallows noose cannot claim subtlety, but director Jay Russell never lets the swirling emotions of Tuck become too drippy.

Oct 17, 2002 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

Bledel and Jonathan Jackson's gorge-side canoodling drifts dangerously close to Blue Lagoon territory.

Oct 15, 2002 | Full Review…
Village Voice
Top Critic

A successful merger of the whimsical and the weird.

Oct 14, 2002

Its weighty themes are too grave for youngsters, but the story is too steeped in fairy tales and other childish things to appeal much to teenagers.

Oct 11, 2002

Audience Reviews for Tuck Everlasting

I always love this movie, its such a great tale and wonderful actors. A Disney classic.

Jim Careter
Jim Careter

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When Alexis is dancing for Jesse it looks like he's masturbating. I'm serious, watch it again.

Jennifer Xu
Jennifer Xu

Super Reviewer

Good version of the classic tale, well cast.

jay nixon
jay nixon

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'loosely' based on the children's book...I've come to adore. So, it's different...granted. But still really interesting. Philosophical...even.

Bannan instant enigma- just add water
Bannan instant enigma- just add water

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