Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
There is no cynicism in Radio, no angle or edge. It's about what it's about, with an open, warm and fond nature. Every once in a while human nature expresses itself in a way we can feel good about, and this is one of those times.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Radio is assembled from small, hard stones of ignorance and intolerance paved over by large, mushy examples of community goodness.
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Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
A tall glass of hogwash that's terrified to declare itself the racial-healing melodrama it is.
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
The real Radio, and the real coach -- seen together in the movie's feel-good epilogue -- deserve better.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Radio is almost as bad as it gets. That it isn't is thanks to Ed Harris, who brings depth and focus to his performance.
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USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Though probably well-intentioned, Radio comes off as manipulative of its audience and exploitative of the mentally challenged.
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Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
There's no arguing that Cuba Gooding Jr. is trying to do right by the mentally disabled James Robert Kennedy.
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
The cast, which includes Alfre Woodard and Debra Winger, manages to give thoughtful performances that salvage the film's integrity.
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Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Mr. Gooding is out there in almost every scene, and the destruction of his once-promising career proceeds apace.
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New York Daily News

By Jami Bernard
What really makes the jaw drop is the presence of so many talented actors in what seems like traditional TV treacle. Saddest of all is Debra Winger, reduced to playing the wife-as-wallpaper role. For this she came back to Hollywood?
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38 out of 100
Generally unfavorable reviews
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