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Tully Reviews

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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+
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
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.
October 29, 2002
The torpid tempo only compounds the self-conscious coyness.
October 31, 2002
A little too pat for its own good.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
November 1, 2002
A yawn-provoking little farm melodrama.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
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
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.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
January 23, 2003
The film is weighed down by supporting characters who are either too goodly, wise and knowing or downright comically evil.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
January 24, 2003
There's certainly nothing objectionable about Tully, but there's nothing remarkable either. It resides in that cinematic middle ground of not-bad, not-great, just okay.
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
November 5, 2002
A wonderful film.
January 2, 2003
A small-town movie in a big-city world.
January 24, 2003
It brims with characters, incidents and dialogue that are alternately sharp and lyrical, and sometimes both at the same time.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
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
October 31, 2002
A beautifully acted and emotionally rich film set in Nebraska about the unfolding of love and the damage done to a family by a long-kept secret.
November 17, 2002
quietly pulls you into its sun drenched style of American Gothic in the Heartland
Full Review | Original Score: B
March 27, 2003
The revelations... are not in the plot but in the rhythm of life and the pace of days (brought to life perfectly in the crisp, bright, sunlit photography)...
Full Review | Original Score: B
October 31, 2002
An impressive debut; it looks and feels like life.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/5
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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