The Man Who Cried Synopsis
A Russian Jew (Christina Ricci) investigates her roots in pre-war Paris.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
It feels both big and little, concentrating as it does on the small movements in people's lives and the huge tides of history.
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75

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
Melodramatic and strangely moving.
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75

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Wilmington
Though the film falls short of its aspirations, there's something magical about it. It's a poetic look at transience, betrayal, loss and...
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
This is an amazingly ambitious movie, not so much because of the time and space it covers (a lot), but because Potter trusts us to follow...
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63

USA Today

By Andy Seiler
A curious but intriguing movie that leaves you bemused and more than a little confused.
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50

Boston Globe

By Jay Carr
The imagery is lush, but the story is pretty cornball, with an ending that can only be called pure Hollywood. Only the marvelous Cate...
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50

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
There's only one performer in the movie who looks completely at ease with what he's doing: the horse.
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40

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Potter gets the period details right, but the film itself has long since flown off the rails, miring good intentions in rank soap opera.
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38

New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
The result is a movie that talks big, even walks big, but has no scale whatsoever.
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38

New York Post

By Jonathan Foreman
It's a thinly disguised lecture about intolerance, spotted with historical inaccuracies and groaning with dialogue so dreadful that it...
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Rated R | For Sexuality