An Unfinished Life Reviews

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June 24, 2006
Call it "the Sundance effect," in which sentimental family drama blossoms amid a scenic, pastoral American landscape, with all its connotations of unspoiled purity and rejuvenation.
September 26, 2005
Hallstrm ropes an all-star cast into what's essentially a glossed-up TV movie.
September 24, 2005
The picture has no discernible reason for being. It's impossible to identify with characters who seem so fond of their own misery, they can't be bothered to communicate even the most basic facts about themselves.
September 23, 2005
By the conclusion, the movie turns into the ursine answer to Free Willy, veering dangerously close to New Age parody.
September 12, 2005
Manages to be both moving and poignant largely because of the superb acting, cinematography and direction.
September 9, 2005
The picture is outrageously predictable and somewhat poky, but there's also something admirably bold about the way it so adamantly demands we swallow its hokum.
January 10, 2019
Redford and Freeman try their level best to raise the film above its innate mediocrity, they do strike a nice on-screen rapport but can do little beyond that.
April 29, 2009
Sure, it's a glorified Hallmark movie with a great cast, but in spite of it all, An Unfinished Life struck a chord with me.
July 24, 2008
Sentimental drama; not likely to interest kids.
July 16, 2007
A modern-day Western from Lasse Hallstrom which doesn't measure up to the best of the three-time Oscar-nominee's work, but is, nonetheless, a beautifully filmed panoramic production with a plot compelling enough to recommend.
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