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Based on 30 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 0 )
  • 50
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    What a shame, though, that the movie isn't a livelier business. show more

  • 50
    Edward Guthmann San Francisco Chronicle

    Unabashedly sentimental, it's meant to touch our hearts in profound and important ways, but misses the mark by drawing too deeply from a pool of schmaltz. show more

  • 75
    Mike Clark USA Today

    Don't underestimate the appeal of a heart-tugger that's this well mounted. show more

  • 40
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    The movie is pleasant enough, in its studied way, and Mr. Hopkins does as well as anyone could in the role of a wise man with vaguely supernatural powers. Still, it's awfully amorphous and pokey. show more

  • 63
    Desmond Ryan Philadelphia Inquirer

    A film with many redeeming qualities. Its heart is certainly in the right place, but its head makes some misjudgments. show more

  • 50
    Jami Bernard New York Daily News

    Is it possible to have too much Anthony Hopkins? Believe it or not, the answer is yes. Hopkins' quiet power and perfectly formed vowels overwhelm the rickety, falsely sentimental Hearts in Atlantis. show more

  • 88
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    Rarely does a movie make you feel so warm and so uneasy at the same time. show more

  • 75
    Michael Wilmington Chicago Tribune

    Sometimes thrilling, sometimes suffocatingly tasteful adaptation of Stephen King's 1999 novel. show more

  • 75
    David Sterritt Christian Science Monitor

    Hicks doesn't always keep the story clear and compelling, but Hopkins is in top form. show more

  • 75
    Jay Carr Boston Globe

    A powerful and surehandedly crafted depth charge of a movie. show more

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