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Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
A surprising, entirely beguiling little film.
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75

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Doesn't overdo it on the 1950s period charm -- lots of tweed, old cars and bikes, great woolly sweaters and painted rowhouses -- and the...
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75

Boston Globe

By Janice Page
Isn't just a feel-good movie; it's a feel-good-and-righteous movie. And audiences will forgive its flaws.
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75

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Wilmington
If the real-life story is genuinely inspirational, the movie stirs us as well.
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75

New York Daily News

By Jami Bernard
The story is predictable, even bland, but the stellar cast, detailed set design and abundance of good humor elevate it from the typical...
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75

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
A shamelessly uplifting motion picture that attains its feel-good status by forging a deep emotional connection between the undertrodden...
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Told with the frank simplicity of a classic well-made picture, it tells its story, nothing more, nothing less, with no fancy stuff. We...
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67

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Stephen Rea, Aidan Quinn, and Alan Bates play Desmond's legal eagles, and when joined by Brosnan, the sight of this grandiloquent quartet...
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63

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
A simple, sentimental family drama for the holidays, Evelyn, alas, is also predictable and schematic.
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Dull but sweet.
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Rated PG | For thematic material and language