• Released
  • March 22, 2002
  • PG , 1 hr 31 min
  • Comedy Drama
    Family Drama
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75

New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
The two youngsters are not polished performers, but that's actually part of the subtle charm.
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
A delightful surprise because despite all the backstage drama, this is a movie that tells stories that work -- is charming, is moving, is funny and looks professional.
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63

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
Even when his technique is amateurish, Jones' belief in the material is refreshing. Pollak's gentle humor is well balanced by the blunt wit of Bonnie Hunt as the O'Malley matriarch.
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63

Boston Globe

By Jay Carr
Sweetly earnest little drama.
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58

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
The entertainment gods have cast mixed blessings on Stolen Summer. Let Pete Jones pray.
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
It would be a mildly lovely thing to be able to say the movie isn't bad. But it is.
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50

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Wilmington
Stolen Summer is no disaster, though. It's merely one more misfire fortunate enough to attract actors like Bonnie Hunt and Aidan Quinn, who almost make it work.
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40

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Cringingly earnest, totally unremarkable fable.
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38

Miami Herald

By Connie Ogle
The best story here is the one about how Stolen Summer made it to the screen; that's more compelling than anything that happens in Pete's world.
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25

New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
Say a little prayer and save your money.
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36 out of 100
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