88

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Jennifer Garner and Joel Edgerton are appealing together as far from perfect parents, and CJ Adams has that ability of so many child actors to be pitch-perfect.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Amy Biancolli
The kid is a charmer, the message is heartfelt - love your kids while you can - and, OK, the ending might jerk a few tears, even from a crank like me. OK, it did.
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67

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
The movie should have been called Diary of a Wimpy Forrest Gump. It's genuinely soft-hearted (you're all but guaranteed to cry) but mush-brained, too.
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63

Miami Herald

By Rene Rodriguez
The film's earnestness makes up for its high corn factor.
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63

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Phillips
Hedges is a determined romantic and a bit of a saphead. He's also humane.
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63

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Drama/comedy fables such as "Big" and "13 Going on 30" effectively transported viewers to their whimsical alternate reality. But Timothy Green feels more predictable than other-worldly.
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60

The Hollywood Reporter

By John DeFore
A fairy tale about parenting that stays kid-friendly without completely glossing over the darker themes of its premise.
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50

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
It's the sort of thing you'll either find enchanting or an excellent reason to reach for the Scotch.
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50

New York Post

By Kyle Smith
If the movie's story is anything but daring, it does takes guts to make a movie so shamelessly emotional as this one. Not that guts are the same as taste.
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40

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
Although little Timothy does arrive in unusual circumstances, his story will feel familiar to anyone who's encountered Hollywood's particular brand of calculated sentimentality.
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48 out of 100
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