I Am David Synopsis
A boy (Ben Tibber) escapes from a labor camp and flees to Denmark.
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TV Guide

By Ken Fox
While probably not suitable for the wee ones, older kids and most adults will love this exciting and heartfelt adventure of one boy's...
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70

Variety

By Robert Koehler
An unusually intelligent adventure film scaled for younger viewers, which never leaves adults behind.
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67

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
The movie meets the requirements of the "Life Is Beautiful" school; those loyal to the tougher, more stringent Osama academy of realism...
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50

Dallas Observer

By Gregory Weinkauf
I Am David is by far the best after-school special to hit the big screen this season.
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50

Chicago Tribune

By Robert K. Elder
The beautifully shot but dramatically strained I Am David falls prey to the defect of all poor road movies: In gluing together unbelievable...
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40

Chicago Reader

By Jonathan Rosenbaum
Unfortunately writer-director Paul Feig has a weakness for artiness in general and hokey art movies in particular, and the overall...
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40

The Hollywood Reporter

The picture is essentially a tearjerker, with little originality or insight.
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40

The A.V. Club

By Scott Tobias
While it's not always necessary for filmmakers to relate that closely to their material, Feig's marked distance from the story of a sullen...
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38

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
I couldn't believe a moment of it, and never identified with little David.
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Worth EVERY MINUTE !!!!

By annc999
At first, you think it's going to be so awful and depressing, but stick with it. One of the best endings I've ever seen. If you are a parent, it will make you cry....

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Rated PG | For thematic elements and violent content
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 9+ Beautiful, gentle adaptation of classic novel.
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