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  • 40
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Cringingly earnest, totally unremarkable fable. show more

  • 50
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    It would be a mildly lovely thing to be able to say the movie isn't bad. But it is. show more

  • 63
    Carrie Rickey Philadelphia Inquirer

    Even when his technique is amateurish, Jones' belief in the material is refreshing. Pollak's gentle humor is well balanced by the blunt wit of Bonnie Hunt as the O'Malley matriarch. show more

  • 25
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

    Say a little prayer and save your money. show more

  • 75
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    A delightful surprise because despite all the backstage drama, this is a movie that tells stories that work -- is charming, is moving, is funny and looks professional. show more

  • 75
    Lou Lumenick New York Post

    The two youngsters are not polished performers, but that's actually part of the subtle charm. show more

  • 63
    Jay Carr Boston Globe

    Sweetly earnest little drama. show more

  • 50
    Michael Wilmington Chicago Tribune

    Stolen Summer is no disaster, though. It's merely one more misfire fortunate enough to attract actors like Bonnie Hunt and Aidan Quinn, who almost make it work. show more

  • 38
    Connie Ogle Miami Herald

    The best story here is the one about how Stolen Summer made it to the screen; that's more compelling than anything that happens in Pete's world. show more

  • 38
    Liam Lacey The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    You leave Stolen Summer with the feeling that you have watched acrobats stumble on a tightrope with no net below. Not a great show, but at least nobody got badly hurt. show more

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