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Based on 29 Reviews
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fan reviews ( 43 )
  • 75
    Amy Biancolli San Francisco Chronicle

    The kid is a charmer, the message is heartfelt - love your kids while you can - and, OK, the ending might jerk a few tears, even from a crank like me. OK, it did. show more

  • 63
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    Drama/comedy fables such as "Big" and "13 Going on 30" effectively transported viewers to their whimsical alternate reality. But Timothy Green feels more predictable than other-worldly. show more

  • 40
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    Although little Timothy does arrive in unusual circumstances, his story will feel familiar to anyone who's encountered Hollywood's particular brand of calculated sentimentality. show more

  • 60
    John DeFore The Hollywood Reporter

    A fairy tale about parenting that stays kid-friendly without completely glossing over the darker themes of its premise. show more

  • 88
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    Jennifer Garner and Joel Edgerton are appealing together as far from perfect parents, and CJ Adams has that ability of so many child actors to be pitch-perfect. show more

  • 63
    Michael Phillips Chicago Tribune

    Hedges is a determined romantic and a bit of a saphead. He's also humane. show more

  • 63
    Rene Rodriguez Miami Herald

    The film's earnestness makes up for its high corn factor. show more

  • 50
    Kyle Smith New York Post

    If the movie's story is anything but daring, it does takes guts to make a movie so shamelessly emotional as this one. Not that guts are the same as taste. show more

  • 50
    Michael O'Sullivan Washington Post

    In the end, what mars "Timothy Green" most is its middle-of-the-road approach. Its appealingly quirky, fairy-tale-like center is so coated with sugar, it cloys. It's not that "Timothy Green" is odd, but that it isn't odd enough. show more

  • 50
    Ty Burr Boston Globe

    It's the sort of thing you'll either find enchanting or an excellent reason to reach for the Scotch. show more

  • October 07, 2013 Ray
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    Great movie 10+

  • August 06, 2013 helwillia
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    i like it it is so good and i love it

  • February 16, 2013 mh00000000138435
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    Such a good movie. It\'s a great story and a feel good movie.

  • January 12, 2013 ll00000000134403
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    very sweet movie , loved the story

  • December 10, 2012 Raymond
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    A lovely film my whole family loved it

  • October 03, 2012 resjms2
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    Awsom. Love Jennifer Garner. Almost cried.

  • September 27, 2012 Susan Abelseth
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    i didnt like the way it ended. I thought it should have ended a different way

  • September 16, 2012 Cheryl
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    A movie with ************ so great to watch a movie based on love and the human spirit; such a storyline seems difficult to come by (in a feature films) these days.

  • September 19, 2012 mrrbi4u
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    Parenting is tough. This movie shows that, makes it realistic. The child is a gem. He makes us want to be in the film with him. Parenting would be easier with a kid like that. A biggie: There is no difference in the love that comes with biology or adoption. None. We love our natural children and our adopted children the same. This film made me laugh and cry and--think. I am a 64 year-old male, and this is one of my favorite movies of the year.

  • September 10, 2012 aj
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