88

USA Today

By Mike Clark
Kline is one of the rare major actors not afraid to look like hell. And given his character's plight, his willingness to get physically unpleasant matches the emotion he brings to the part.
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75

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Wilmington
This movie lets you feel something. Like George's house, if not his life, it's built well and full of heart.
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63

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Elevated beyond its cutesy contrivances and mawkishness by some extraordinarily good performances.
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63

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Because it is slick and classy and good to look at, and the actors are well within their range of competence, you can enjoy the movie on a made-for-TV level, but you wish it had been smarter and tougher.
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Bob Graham
Kline, in particular, has the spark and know-how to overcome some awfully belabored writing and situations.
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50

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Mark Andrus's script is built on soggy sandstone, and Irwin Winkler's bulldozer direction keeps unearthing toxic epiphanies. That's not to say the movie isn't occasionally moving, as well as exasperating.
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50

Boston Globe

By Jay Carr
This one is nearly as bad as it gets, suggesting that all the wrong people were wielding the sledgehammers here.
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40

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Christensen is the only jolt of excitement in this turgid soap opera.
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38

New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
Kline will break your heart, while the rest of the movie will just make you sick.
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33

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
No worse than any disease-of-the-week TV movie, and no more moralistic than any Lifetime drama. But it's no better, either, and it ought to be.
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45 out of 100
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