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  • 75
    San Francisco Chronicle

    A gentle fable, full of wit and charm. show more

  • 63
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    Good intentions and some nicely playful moments go a long way toward balancing out Paul Morrison's uneven story of British immigrants in the early 1960s. show more

  • 75
    Ken Fox TV Guide

    As lightheartedly as the film plays, Morrison manages to say quite a few serious things about immigration and otherness. show more

  • 50
    V.A. Musetto New York Post

    It loses direction, turning contrived and sentimental. There's even a touch of Frank Capra. show more

  • 75
    Peter Rainer Christian Science Monitor

    Lindo gives a powerhouse performance of immense feeling and subtlety. show more

  • 75
    Marc Mohan Portland Oregonian

    Generally, thanks to solid performances and very nice cinematography, it hits, if not a home run, at least a solid double (or the British equivalent). show more

  • 58
    Entertainment Weekly

    Wondrous Oblivion goes awry in its sloppy racial drama, and although the cricket-training montages are good, they're still training montages, and this is just that kind of overfamiliar movie. show more

  • 70
    Village Voice

    If writer-director Paul Morrison's film traces a predictable arc from racial unease to acceptance, it's often winning--and sometimes tough-minded--in the details. show more

  • 70
    Los Angeles Times

    Aiming for the tough-minded nostalgia of John Boorman's "Hope and Glory," writer-director Paul Morrison catches both the innocence of childhood and its unconscious cruelty. show more

  • 60
    Derek Elley Variety

    Full of charming moments, but swinging hither and thither between mainstream entertainment and an over-cooked anti-racist tract. show more

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