• Released
  • October 29, 2004
  • Drama
    Childhood Drama
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75

New York Post

By V.A. Musetto
Shamelessly press viewers' emotional buttons. But the film is so well-made and the performances so accomplished that it doesn't matter.
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70

TV Guide

By Ken Fox
The very definition of sentimental overload. It's also impossible to resist.
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50

Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
Amiable, though much too long.
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50

Village Voice

By Mark Holcomb
If Michiko Yamamoto's screenplay overdoes Magnifico's holy-fool virtue to the point of hysteria, de los Reyes's fluid compositions, dead-on...
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50

The New York Times

Modest but engaging Filipino tear-jerker.
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30

Variety

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A wholesome family movie with a moppet star and tearjerker ending, Magnifico milks the sentiment like an industrial dairy machine on...
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