75

San Francisco Chronicle

It's the speed of love, not the speed of light, that occupies Adam, a small, sweet movie about one man's widening cosmos.
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75

New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
The beautifully crafted Adam offers no pat or easy answers.
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75

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

By Joe Williams
It may not be original, but Adam could leave a lump in your throat.
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75

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
The tendency for an actor in a role like this is to overact. The result is often disastrous, reducing a character into a caricature. Hugh Dancy, adopting an American accent as effectively as the mannerisms of someone on the moderate portion of the Asperger's spectrum, makes Adam believable and generally sympathetic.
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70

The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
A sensitive but not sentimental story about a romance involving a mentally challenged young man never makes a misstep.
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67

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
It's hard to buy this relationship even for a moment. Adam is sweet, meticulous, and, at times, sort of clever, but it's also a not-quite-surprising-enough heartwarming trifle.
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63

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
It can be argued that Adam uses Asperger's as a kind of metaphor for the barriers that people erect to fend off strangers, to guard against intimacy. It can also be argued that writer/director Mayer is shamelessly manipulative.
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63

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Adam is a cut above most romances and boasts a intriguing conclusion. One comes away with a sense of hope, leavened by realism.
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60

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Adam succeeds at getting inside its hero's mind and, more impressively still, gives us entrée to his singular soul.
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50

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
Is a man with Asperger’s boyfriend material? It’s difficult to determine how we wind up here, but it’s strange that a movie ostensibly about a man and his lack of social options left me depressed about a woman and hers.
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56 out of 100
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