75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Ruthe Stein
A tearjerker that earns its sobs with heartfelt emotions.
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75

New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
Cynics need not apply, but I found Bella a real heart tugger.
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
The movie is a little more lightweight than the usual People's Choice Award winner at Toronto, but why not? It was the best-liked film at the 2006 festival, and I can understand that.
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50

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Rick Groen
If you have an appetite for well-made treacle, then Bella should go down a treat.
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50

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
What are you going to do when your lead actress offers a performance that's as unlikable as the woman she's portraying? Maybe it's the script (flimsy, formulaic), or filmmaker Alejandro Gomez Monteverde's conspicuous direction, but Tammy Blanchard's Nina, a waitress with a dour disposition and an unwanted pregnancy, pretty much sucks the life out of this well-meaning melodrama.
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50

TV Guide

By Ken Fox
Well-acted first-feature.
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50

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
In stories like this defiantly unsubtle, structurally clunky specimen, causes women who are considering abortion to think again, and self-selecting audiences to enjoy a light, luxurious weep.
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50

Chicago Tribune

The melodrama and cheap theatrics of the story’s off-center segments drag the whole thing down.
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38

Miami Herald

By Connie Ogle
The film is more of an exercise in pandering and propaganda -- give your baby up for adoption, you selfish pig! -- than the heartfelt drama it aims to be.
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38

Boston Globe

In this bilingual morality movie about love, family, and fate, however, the unpredictability turns out to be highly predictable.
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47 out of 100
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