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Tully Reviews

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Stanley Kauffmann
The New Republic
December 2, 2002
The people in this picture live and work and eat like people I once knew.
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Janice Page
Boston Globe
December 1, 2002
The film's unhurried pace is actually one of its strengths. Entirely appropriately, the tale unfolds like a lazy summer afternoon and concludes with the crisp clarity of a fall dawn.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Matt Weitz
Dallas Morning News
November 29, 2002
If you can push on through the slow spots, you'll be rewarded with some fine acting.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
November 27, 2002
A very pretty after-school special. It's an effort to watch this movie, but it eventually pays off and is effective if you stick with it.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Steve Rhodes
Internet Reviews
November 17, 2002
Poignant and funny.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Laura Clifford
Reeling Reviews
November 17, 2002
quietly pulls you into its sun drenched style of American Gothic in the Heartland
Full Review | Original Score: B
Jeffrey M. Anderson
San Francisco Examiner
November 14, 2002
The whole movie consists of talk. The characters talk about what used to happen, what's going to happen, what happened while you were looking the other way and listening to people talk.
| Original Score: 2/4
Norm Schrager
November 12, 2002
A quiet family drama with a little bit of romance and a dose of darkness.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Larry Carroll
November 11, 2002
A simple, sometimes maddeningly slow film that has just enough charm and good acting to make it interesting, but is ultimately pulled under by the pacing and lack of creativity within.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
November 11, 2002
The believable young people growing on this plot of soil are never predictable; neither are the unmannered, affecting performances.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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Jonathan Curiel
San Francisco Chronicle
November 8, 2002
A portrait that stays with conversations as they unfold, stays with scenes as they progress naturally and stays with small moments that turn into poetry both beautiful and sad.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
November 8, 2002
Pays close and respectful attention to its characters, allowing them time to develop and deepen.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Mary F. Pols
Contra Costa Times
November 7, 2002
It's a piece of handiwork that shows its indie tatters and self-conscious seams in places, but has some quietly moving moments and an intelligent subtlety.
| Original Score: 3/4
Brent Simon
Entertainment Today
November 5, 2002
Tully is in many ways the perfect festival film: a calm, self-assured portrait of small town regret, love, duty and friendship that appeals to the storytelling instincts of a slightly more literate filmgoing audience.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
November 5, 2002
A wonderful film.
Pam Grady
November 1, 2002
It's an earnest debut full of heartfelt performances, but is ultimately let down by a story that is all too predictable.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
November 1, 2002
A yawn-provoking little farm melodrama.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
Glenn Whipp
Los Angeles Daily News
November 1, 2002
A film full of vivid characters, quiet beauty and gentle grace.
| Original Score: 3.5/4

E! Online
November 1, 2002
The story unfolds very gradually, but it's refreshing to see a film nurtured with such affection and a batch of performances that remain appropriately understated.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Arthur Lazere
October 31, 2002
It all starts to smack of a Hallmark Hall of Fame, with a few four letter words thrown in that are generally not heard on television.
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