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Based on 27 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 6 )
  • 75
    San Francisco Chronicle

    It's the speed of love, not the speed of light, that occupies Adam, a small, sweet movie about one man's widening cosmos. show more

  • 63
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    Adam is a cut above most romances and boasts a intriguing conclusion. One comes away with a sense of hope, leavened by realism. show more

  • 60
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    Adam succeeds at getting inside its hero's mind and, more impressively still, gives us entrée to his singular soul. show more

  • 63
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    It can be argued that Adam uses Asperger's as a kind of metaphor for the barriers that people erect to fend off strangers, to guard against intimacy. It can also be argued that writer/director Mayer is shamelessly manipulative. show more

  • 70
    Kirk Honeycutt The Hollywood Reporter

    A sensitive but not sentimental story about a romance involving a mentally challenged young man never makes a misstep. show more

  • 75
    Lou Lumenick New York Post

    The beautifully crafted Adam offers no pat or easy answers. show more

  • 75
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    The tendency for an actor in a role like this is to overact. The result is often disastrous, reducing a character into a caricature. Hugh Dancy, adopting an American accent as effectively as the mannerisms of someone on the moderate portion of the Asperger's spectrum, makes Adam believable and generally sympathetic. show more

  • 75
    Joe Williams St. Louis Post-Dispatch

    It may not be original, but Adam could leave a lump in your throat. show more

  • 63
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    Adam wraps up their story in too tidy a package, insisting on finding the upbeat in the murky, and missing the chance to be more thoughtful about this challenging situation. show more

  • 63
    Rene Rodriguez Miami Herald

    The most daring thing about Adam, the story of a young man with Asperger's syndrome, is that there isn't a scene in which someone stops to explain exactly what Asperger's IS. show more

  • August 22, 2010 jjmk13891
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    I wish there were more movies like this. The story line was so unique. I loved it.

  • August 21, 2010 Nicky07930
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    Quite an excellent film!!

  • April 17, 2010 g and l ind
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    I loved the movie. Actors were perfect for the roles they portrayed.The ending was perfect...though unexpected.

  • February 15, 2010 jackd1207
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    A very good movie! Interesting story line, and great acting.

  • November 28, 2009 CorrieMG
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    My husband and I loved this film. We have a son with Asperger's, although higher-functioning than the character, Adam. We consider ourselves blessed and lucky to have our son in our lives. He is smart and soulful, incredibly kind and sensitive. Some of his quirky behaviors were well-represented by the on-screen performance of Hugh Dancy. We are anxious to see this movie come out on DVD because it is a must-buy film for us.

  • September 14, 2009 Tloarie
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    A good story about what love is... and how we see people narrowly and superficially. In doing so, we miss a big part of life.

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