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Based on 28 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 0 )
  • 50
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    The film ultimately gives in to a case of TV-movie blahs. show more

  • 50
    Edward Guthmann San Francisco Chronicle

    It's a classy but downbeat spin on the most familiar of TV-movie formulas. show more

  • 75
    Mike Clark USA Today

    Two films in one: an intriguing child-disappearance mystery and an uncommonly affecting domestic drama realized by four terrific central performances. show more

  • 63
    Jami Bernard New York Daily News

    About two faces of healing. show more

  • 63
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    Paced more like an action movie than a drama, and, when a pause finally occurs at the end credits, we realize that it hasn't been an altogether satisfying ride. show more

  • 50
    Michael Wilmington Chicago Tribune

    Should have worked on our emotions like a scalpel, made us cry and bleed. But, though it's an affecting, polished film, it's not satisfying. [12 March 1999, Friday, p.A] show more

  • 50
    David Sterritt Christian Science Monitor

    Fans of Jacquelyn Mitchard's novel may find enough echoes of the book to justify the price of admission. But others can see this sort of thinly crafted melodrama in TV movies every week. For free. show more

  • 50
    Wesley Morris San Francisco Examiner

    This is the kind of movie that mistakes heartbreak for being housebroken. show more

  • 50
    Rick Groen The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    The verdict is easy: Pfeiffer terrific, movie not. show more

  • 38
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    A painfully stolid movie that lumbers past emotional issues like a wrestler in a cafeteria line, putting a little of everything on his plate. show more

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