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Based on 24 Reviews
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  • 88
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Keaton has crafted something rare: a screwball comedy that cuts to the heart. show more

  • 100
    Edward Guthmann San Francisco Chronicle

    Rich with physical and psychological texture, and boosted by Thomas Newman's muted score, Unstrung Heroes is that rare mainstream film that doesn't shout in our ear to make its points. It draws us in, subtly and gracefully, and casts a lingering charm. show more

  • 50
    Mike Clark USA Today

    Yet because this adaptation of Franz Lidz's childhood memoir is odd enough and even stylish enough to attract a small following, you might want to weigh my ingrained dyspepsia before electing not to see it. [15 Sep 1995] show more

  • 90
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    Unstrung Heroes is a revelation. [15 Sep 1995] show more

  • 88
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    Unstrung Heroes has been directed by Diane Keaton with an unusual combination of sentiment and quirky eccentricity. show more

  • 88
    John Petrakis Chicago Tribune

    Unstrung Heroes is an extremely moving and surprisingly funny love sonnet to family, tolerance and the joys of individuality.... One of the best films of the year. [15 Sep 1995] show more

  • 88
    Jay Carr Boston Globe

    Unstrung Heroes, with its small, detailed brush strokes and its eye for specifics, marks Diane Keaton's directorial breakthrough. [15 Sep 1995] show more

  • 75
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    There's nothing especially original about Unstrung Heroes, but the story is told with intelligence and sensitivity. show more

  • 63
    TV Guide

    The result is an imperfect but genuinely moving film. show more

  • 50
    Barbara Shulgasser San Francisco Examiner

    Unfortunately, the movie never really goes anywhere. It's all pleasant enough to watch, but you never feel that Danny and Arthur's craziness (eventually Danny is committed), Sid's stoicism, Selma's selflessness and Steven's despair coalesce to mean anything significant or illuminating. show more

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