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Based on 27 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 2 )
  • 50
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Gorden teases out some affecting scenes, but not enough to carry a film that promises more than it delivers. show more

  • 100
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    One of the most powerful romances of recent years, it is as generous as they come. show more

  • 25
    Staff [Not Credited] USA Today

    Spanning the counterculture '70s to the more career-oriented '80s and doing justice to neither decade, this event-heavy adaptation of Scott Spencer's novel may give viewers whiplash. show more

  • 75
    Jami Bernard New York Daily News

    It's a romantic weepie. show more

  • 58
    Michael Atkinson Mr. Showbiz

    The movie is a shambles, a rambling, disjointed love tragedy with a story that amounts to little more than a mess of fade-outs, sloppy montages, and dramatic sketches. show more

  • 75
    David Sterritt Christian Science Monitor

    Offbeat tale, which tackles weighty themes. But sentimentality overtakes intelligence. show more

  • 75
    Rene Rodriguez Miami Herald

    It's almost startling to see a film that believes in itself and its characters so deeply. show more

  • 75
    Jonathan Foreman New York Post

    Structurally flawed, occasionally shlocky, but written with unusual intelligence and subtlety. show more

  • 75
    Baltimore Sun

    Gordon deserves credit for at least attempting to deal with political themes, and the tension isn't bad either. show more

  • 63
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    Has a good heart and some fine performances, but is too muddled at the story level to involve us emotionally. show more

  • March 16, 2014 jhslate
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    A single word, expcellent, best describes the overall quality of this movie. Crudup's performance is superb!

  • September 08, 2008 iltka
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    Torn between one's service to humanity and the bond of love for each other, this film's depth is beyond the norm of contmporary film making. Stirring, extrodinary, and bittersweet ...

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