Critic scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.
On paper, the movie sounds unbearably schlocky, but Costner plays Garret the reluctant backcountry prince as mythic but also foxy and life size. Read full review
It's not a great film, but it succeeds in being both tender and cathartic. Read full review
At least this movie has flashes of humor, thought nearly all come courtesy of Newman. [12 February 1999, Life, p.8E] Read full review
Strikes me as a pure, unadulterated crock. [12 February 1999, Friday, p.A] Read full review
The story is so sentimental that even soap-opera buffs may feel it outwears its welcome. Read full review
A movie that barely lives. Read full review
The climactic events are shameless, contrived, and wildly out of tune with the rest of the story. To saddle Costner, Penn and Newman with such goofy melodrama is like hiring Fred Astaire and strapping a tractor on his back. Read full review
It's love with tragic complications, and director Luis Mandoki drags the torture out for two-plus hours. Read full review
An exceptionally good movie in its first hour and an exceptionally bad one in its second. Read full review
This hunk of celluloid flotsam will come back sooner rather than later, washed up on the remote shelves of your local video store. My advice: shred the message, recycle the bottle. Read full review
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