The Magic of Belle Isle Synopsis
A single woman and her daughters help an alcoholic writer (Morgan Freeman) find inspiration again.
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New York Observer

By Rex Reed
The Magic of Belle Isle is a warm, human, feel-good experience about bringing out the best in people, one that brings out Morgan Freeman's...
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70

Boxoffice Magazine

By Pete Hammond
Reiner has crafted the perfect summer film in The Magic Of Belle Isle. No, not one with a lot of noise and battles and comic book heroes,...
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70

The New York Times

By Stephen Holden
Ms. Madsen, radiant and tousled, without a trace of narcissism, conveys maternal devotion, undaunted courage and a serene sensuality. Real,...
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60

Time Out New York

By Keith Uhlich
Though the story's wrapped-with-a-bow finale is never in doubt-ol' Meathead remains a populist, pandering Hollywood man through and...
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50

New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
Even in an underwritten role, the delightful Madsen shines in her best performance since her comeback role in "Sideways."
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50

Slant Magazine

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This gooey reteaming of Rob Reiner and Morgan Freeman is crammed tight with baldly manipulative elements, its tearjerker quota busting at...
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50

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
A crotchety, alcoholic, wheelchair-bound coot played on cruise control by Morgan Freeman learns these recycled lessons in a pastel-colored,...
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50

Movieline

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As sticky-sweet and textureless as a bowl of pudding, though an amused central performance from star Morgan Freeman continually finds...
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Arizona Republic

By Kerry Lengel
Freeman is back in Reiner's latest, The Magic of Belle Isle, which has all the pathos and saccharine of "The Bucket List" but little of the...
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
For about an hour of its running time, The Magic of Belle Isle seems like a tiresome, sentimental and slow-moving story about a grumpy old...
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The Magic of Belle Isle

By stug7138
Great movie with no violence, sex, 3-D, or nudity, but just an old fashioned love story like those made in the 1950's. Morgan Freeman is outstanding as a drunken, former Western author,...

Magic of Belle Isle

By pclaytor
Wonderful, feel good movie. No violence, sex- just great story telling and entertainment. What's not to like about Morgan Freeman??...

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Good but not great

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Rated PG | For Language, Some Suggestive Comments and Mild Thematic Elements
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 9+ Family drama has syrupy plot but fabulous performances.
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POSITIVE MESSAGES
POSITIVE ROLE MODELS
VIOLENCE & SCARINESS
LANGUAGE
DRINKING & DRUGS
SEXY STUFF