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A really nice story, only marred by a couple swear words and uses of the Lord's name in vain. In the beginning, also, there was some arguing and disrespectful attitudes. But in the end, it was a story of courage and love.
Pretty bad acting much of the time, but the story was good, and based on a true story! The music was also pretty dreadful (cloying and repetitive, mostly). Still, it was interesting and suspenseful, and makes you think about the orphans and hardships of China, and the blessings we have here in the U.S.
I really liked the beginning, but the ending half or so was a little less inspiring, somehow.
I watched this when my brain was too tired for anything more complex. :P Not too bad of a story, but not too great, either.
I thought this was one of the better roles for Ronald Reagan. His character was pretty mean in the beginning, but he learns a bit as things go on. Not terribly exciting, but toward the end things do get a little more-so. There was some romance, but not steamy, like the poster might suggest.
Some must-skip parts, but otherwise a good story, though the boy's parents were not the most sympathetic of characters.
Tense and riveting all the way through for me. To me this didn't trivialize the Holocaust, but brought it to life in its horror. Yes, it was a different side of the Holocaust, one that was somewhat more hopeful, but sad and horrible in its own right. The acting and filming were great. There were a few uses of the Lord's name in vain and some suggestive language by a German officer, as well as some violence, so I wouldn't recommend it for children. Perhaps the outcome was a little fairy-tale like, but I still think it is worth seeing.
Light and fun, so even though not quite accurate, I enjoyed it.
I like horse stories, but Mrs. Chenery is not a very submissive and helpful wife in this film, and there's the usual "believe in yourself and your dreams" type of stuff that is supposed to trump all else. Anything good about it? Well, yes, or I wouldn't have given it even 1 1/2 stars. Good acting and filming, not much swearing, and no sex. That's about it.
Hard to watch in part, but very touching and interesting. The U.S. offers many opportunities, yes, but it is sad that we are not as friendly a country as we should be. Also sad to see what bad influences can come from our culture (such as from immodest TV shows, which was the only bad part of the whole film, and it was short).