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Emanuel Levy
August 31, 2006
Deceptively old-fashioned, this is an emotionally quiet but rewarding portrait of a taciturn beekeeper (marvelously played by Peter Fonda, who resembles his dad) forced to emerged out of his solitary, sheltered life and face his family responsibilities
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
June 24, 2006
This low-key drama is played slow and sage.
Michael Dequina
September 10, 2005
Peter Fonda's portrayal of Florida beekeeper Ulee Jackson is a masterpiece of restraint, confident and finely etched, understated yet always in control.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
April 9, 2005
A craftwork of exceptional detail and nuance.
Full Review | Original Score: A
Clint Morris
March 31, 2005
A profusion of perfect performances
| Original Score: 3/5
Michael A. Smith
Nolan's Pop Culture Review
November 24, 2004
Fonda shines in an Oscar nominated performance.
| Original Score: 4/5
Dragan Antulov
June 1, 2004
The acting styles are well-matched with Nunez's slow, deliberate direction.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
February 7, 2004
Works well as a realistic look at a family in need of a second chance on life.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Susan Tavernetti
Palo Alto Weekly
May 20, 2003
Nunez manages to pull it together with such grace that you forgive his handful of out-of-focus shots.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
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Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail
April 25, 2003
One of those unexpected pleasures that combines a low budget with a high emotional impact.
| Original Score: 3/4
James Rocchi
November 7, 2002
Fonda's work and Victor Nuņez's direction shine in this carefully crafted film.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Margaret A. McGurk
Cincinnati Enquirer
October 15, 2002
A movie of simple substance that stays in the mind long after lesser films fade away.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
July 29, 2002
... there is a hard-won grace to Fonda's performance .
Full Review| Original Score: A
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
February 28, 2002
Shows us how the spiritual practice of compassion opens up this troubled man and puts him on the path of heart.
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
January 22, 2002
A modest delight.
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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
May 11, 2001
This is no bakery-grade honey.
| Original Score: 4.5/5
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
February 27, 2001
Every performance in the film is a winner, especially Fonda, who is a surprise in such an understated, quiet role.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
February 14, 2001
There is a quality about this film's use of deliberation that comes at times wonderfully close to magic.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
January 1, 2000
It would be accurate but barely adequate to call this the finest work of Mr. Fonda's career.
| Original Score: 4.5/5
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James Berardinelli
January 1, 2000
Nunez's script is thoughtful and intelligent, and it challenges his actors with fully-formed personalities for them to breathe life into...
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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