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Tuck Everlasting Reviews

November 6, 2002
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
November 5, 2002
Harks back to a time when movies had more to do with imagination than market research.
Read More | Original Score: B+
October 18, 2002
Those with the patience to submit to its low-energy charms may find their time well spent.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
October 17, 2002
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.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
October 15, 2002
Bledel and Jonathan Jackson's gorge-side canoodling drifts dangerously close to Blue Lagoon territory.
October 14, 2002
A successful merger of the whimsical and the weird.
October 11, 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.
October 11, 2002
Director Jay Russell stomps in hobnail boots over Natalie Babbitt's gentle, endearing 1975 children's novel.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
October 11, 2002
The film casts a spell that's hard to resist, and in the end has much to tell us -- however old we may be -- about life and death.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
October 11, 2002
As Winnie, Gilmore Girl Alexis Bledel shines.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
October 11, 2002
Ineptly crunched film version of Natalie Babbitt's acclaimed 1975 children's book.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
October 11, 2002
The magic of the film lies not in the mysterious spring but in the richness of its performances.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
October 11, 2002
It's solid and affecting and exactly as thought-provoking as it should be.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
October 11, 2002
Tends to plod.
Read More | Original Score: C
October 11, 2002
Solid family entertainment, a handsomely crafted and well-acted new film version of Natalie Babbitt's classic 1975 children's book.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
October 11, 2002
There's no reason it couldn't have been infused with real feeling, instead of just a nice, tidy lesson about the continuity of life and the painfulness of growing up.
October 11, 2002
The movie is too impressed with its own solemn insights to work up much entertainment value.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
October 10, 2002
Beautifully shot and scored, and its pensive pace is a throwback to Disney's past.
Read More | Original Score: B+
October 10, 2002
The movie addresses a hungry need for PG-rated, nonthreatening family movies, but it doesn't go too much further.
October 10, 2002
An effective, well-made film that will certainly please its target audience of preteen girls.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/5
October 10, 2002
Targets an audience of girls in their early teens, but has been made with such skill and sensitivity that its appeal spans generations.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 10, 2002
A quiet treasure -- a film to be savored.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
October 10, 2002
Fortunately, we are distracted by the gorgeous production design and excellent performances, with Bledel evoking a timelessness that is perfectly attuned to the film.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
October 10, 2002
Smart, curious and brave, Tuck Everlasting is much like its teenage heroine, Winnie.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
October 10, 2002
A cinematic sleeping pill of impressive potency.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
October 10, 2002
A wise and beautiful poem to the idea that the fundamental human tragedy is not death, but the unlived life.
October 10, 2002
Although bright, well-acted and thought-provoking, Tuck Everlasting suffers from a laconic pace and a lack of traditional action.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
October 8, 2002
Disney's live-action division has a history of releasing cinematic flotsam, but this is one occasion when they have unearthed a rare gem.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
September 11, 2002
Disney's tradition of intelligent, live-action family period cinema is magnificently revived in Tuck Everlasting.
September 11, 2002
Even at 90 minutes, the tottering Tuck sure feels everlasting.