50

RogerEbert.com

By Susan Wloszczyna
There is one thing about Barefoot that makes it at least a guilty pleasure. Once you ignore how improbable Daisy is — there is something oddly captivating about Wood's performance.
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50

Movie Nation

By Roger Moore
Barefoot is “Rainman” meets “Benny & Joon.”
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40

The Dissolve

By Mike D'Angelo
It’s never fully clear whether Daisy is a severely damaged woman with the mental development and social skills of a 10-year-old, or just a wide-eyed, unconventional waif in need of some tender loving care. Barefoot vacillates between the two almost at random, depending upon the needs of its hackneyed screenplay at any given moment.
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30

Arizona Republic

By Barbara VanDenburgh
It’s a spectacularly wrong-headed, chemistry-free romance, and too dumb to know how sexist it is.
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30

Village Voice

By Michael Nordine
The gradual revelation that there's more to Daisy than meets the eye is no great surprise, but it does at least negate — too late! — some of the more troubling subtext.
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30

Variety

By Dennis Harvey
If the film had a loopier or more fable-styled atmosphere, the concept might have seemed easier to swallow. But Fleming treats Stephen Zotnowski’s script with a glossy literalism that doesn’t do it or the actors any favors.
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25

New York Post

By Sara Stewart
With any luck, this’ll be the death knell of the idiot-savant rom-com.
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20

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
This ill-advised romance from director Andrew Fleming is the sort of indie lark that nearly drowns in its own whimsy. Wade in at your own risk.
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20

Los Angeles Times

By Robert Abele
It's dispiriting enough that we're still getting movies about the cute side of mental illness, but to turn someone rendered childlike by abusive trauma into desirable girlfriend material — and sporting cast-off stripper attire to boot — is more than a little creepy.
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20

The New York Times

By Stephen Holden
The movie acts like screwball comedy, but there are no laughs as Daisy and Jay’s connection lurches toward implausible romance.
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22 out of 100
Generally unfavorable reviews
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