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Based on 34 Reviews
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  • 50
    Jonathan Curiel San Francisco Chronicle

    Too predictable and too self-conscious to reach a level of high drama. show more

  • 75
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    The film drips with honest emotion and confusion. show more

  • 50
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    Eloquent acting -- in fits and starts -- can't make up for the movie's glib, off-putting calculations. show more

  • 63
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    Gyllenhaal, in the pivotal role, brings a scruffy, boyish charm to the proceedings, but his big scenes with Hoffman and Sarandon are one-sided - he's not in the same league, and comes off as a bit of a cipher. show more

  • 63
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

    Jake Gyllenhaal is 21 and looks as though he's going on 16. This is not a problem for films like "Lovely & Amazing" and "The Good Girl"-- It is a problem in Moonlight Mile, where he plays a grown man recovering from the murder of his fiancée. show more

  • 100
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    Not many movies know that truth. Moonlight Mile is based on it. show more

  • 88
    Lou Lumenick New York Post

    Quirkily likable comedy-drama about a family trying to coping with loss, contains three of the best performances you're likely to see in an American movie this year. show more

  • 75
    Wesley Morris Boston Globe

    The first half of Moonlight Mile feels like the runaway trailer for a movie that can't wait to jerk your tears. But to quote Joe in a moment of epiphany, there's a ''truth enema'' out there, and, boy, it really brings this movie around. show more

  • 63
    Michael Wilmington Chicago Tribune

    The movie doesn't really jell. Glossy, good-looking and well-produced, it affects you and even sometimes moves you, but it doesn't really convincingly connect. show more

  • 63
    Liam Lacey The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    Occasionally feels like a Neil Simon rewrite of "In the Bedroom," as it see-saws between hard truths and quirky humour. show more

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