100

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
In every way, Miss Potter is a very beautiful thing.
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75

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Miss Potter, right to the end, is the definition of a "nice" movie, and that makes it a genuine oddball in a universe of increasingly distressed and uncivilized pop culture.
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75

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
It is a lovely film for the holiday season, as well as afterward, and is reminiscent of "Finding Neverland," without the darker undercurrents.
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75

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
With its lack of pretensions, Miss Potter is that rare breed of cinematic animal: a movie whose entire goal is to entertain and perhaps apply a gentle touch to the heart.
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63

New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
Maybe Miss Potter will be best appreciated on video when you will intuitively know when to turn it off. On the other hand, Potter's pastel illustrations, which often come to life to her and to the camera's eye, deserve the larger canvas. Tough call.
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63

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
At 92 minutes, the film has the economy of a Potter story, but not the shapeliness or the zip.
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63

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Phillips
A scenic, well-behaved account of Potter's life and times.
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60

The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
The problem confronting writer Richard Maltby Jr. and director Chris Noonan is that Potter lived a fairly uneventful life once you remove her success as an author.
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50

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
The immediate problem with making a movie based on Potter's life is that it doesn't seem to have been very interesting.
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50

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
This attractive, superficial stab at biography, with Renée Zellweger in the title role, is more concerned with a lonely woman's quest for acceptance and love than with an author's worldly achievements.
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57 out of 100
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