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Based on 6 Critics
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fan reviews ( 1 )
  • Writer-director Kari Skogland adapts a beloved Canadian novel gracefully and with plenty of spunk, the same way its main character moves through the world from cradle to grave. show more

  • A lesson in the perils of trying to cram a hefty Canadian novel that spans decades into a movie running just under two hours. show more

  • Prolific helmer Kari Skogland draws a fiery performance from vet Burstyn and a beguiling one from Christine Horne as the young Hagar. Yet the book's sheer "Giant"-like scope necessitates generational cross-cutting that's both rushed and cluttered; pic would have have been better served as a more leisurely miniseries. show more

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  • July 13, 2008 kmsinny
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    I agree with the NY Times...well done, enough to keep your attention and Ellen is wonderful as always, it is good but, I wish there would have been something a little more gripping.

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