Secondhand Lions Synopsis
In the 1960s, an urban teen stays with his rural great-uncles and listens to their fantastic tales.
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Baltimore Sun

By Chris Kaltenbach
Entertaining, thrilling and honestly sentimental, it's an equal-opportunity crowd-pleaser.
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
A gentle and sweet whimsy, attentive to the love between the two brothers, respectful of the boy's growth and curiosity.
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70

The Hollywood Reporter

By Sheri Linden
Awash in nostalgia, "Lions" combines a gentle coming-of-age story with swashbuckling fantasy. While it lacks a necessary tension in its...
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58

Entertainment Weekly

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With no baseline ''truth'' to be found among the cartoony characters and cheesy twists, the whole production feels like a Texas-size load...
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50

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
Slow and ultimately distressing.
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50

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
Edgeless as a marshmallow and twice as syrupy.
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50

New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
A predictable outcome is not bad if it's fun getting to it. But this story is so lamely conceived and presented that it's a grind.
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50

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
The movie, though predictable and formulaic, is not that simple, although it might have been better off had it been so basic. It...
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Edward Guthmann
Coming-of-age schmaltz fest.
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50

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Mr. McCanlies's style lurches between the lyrical, the fantastical (flashbacks to the uncles' youth) and the clumsily antic, and Mr....
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By redyeah
Great movie didn't get dues...

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By poolcool66
The Movie bored me a little bit but it had its funny parts and I guess I can say it wasn't too bad but wasn't the best....

It's good

By FallCityGirl
This used to be my 1 fave movie until I saw Twilight, if you like stories, adventures, and humor you must see this movie!...

funny

By sasquatchalpha
this is a great movie that is for the whole family but even the adults and teenagers will enjoy it it also doesnt get too kidish it is really funny when the salesmen come to sell overly priced stuff...

great

By jesskoontz
The movie can be sad and very happy. There's a really tight between three people....

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Rated PG | For Thematic Material, Language and Action Violence
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 10+ Charming family movie for tweens and up.
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