Written September 01, 2012
My kids enjoyed it. But I am spoiled by the Pixar and Dreamworks movies that can make a cross adult/kid filled gap movie. I can say with hardly a hesitation that this could have possibly been the worst movie ever. I even asked my wife just for a sanity check, same feeling. Be that as it may, there was a woman actually weeping during it, but I boldly say that it has little to do as a compliment to the movie as much as the instability of said parent. I have seen 100s if not 1000s of movies, and this one is striving for pole position (I also disliked Jack Black's Gulliver's Travels pretty hard too).
PS: I cried during ET.
Written October 28, 2014
Beautiful movie, cinematography wise. Very sad, I cried (unusual for me). A bit "overstuffed" with side stories. The trouble at the pencil factory could have been left out, as well as the childhood disappointments with the grandfather.
Overall a good family movie, not so interesting for smaller children.
I would rate it a 6 on a 1 to 10 scale.
Written August 27, 2012
The movie seemed very short, and the plot was a little thin, so I have to think that the purpose of the movie was just to jerk every tear possible out of every parent in the audience. My wife's eyes were swollen for an hour after the show. My own were pretty wet when we left. All in all it was a good movie. My 9 yr old boy and 11 yr old girl both loved it.
Written August 22, 2012
A charming film, beautifully photographed and special... until they gave up. The resolution was completely unsatisfying and unoriginal. It was an emotional film that, strangely, left us totally flat. Warning to parents: This could be upsetting to children. My 9-year-old was bothered by what happened to Timothy at the film's end.
Written August 16, 2012
In Phenomenon lightning strikes and John Travolta is converted into a new man, In Timorhy Green lightning strikes CJ Adams and he grows out of a buried wood box. Phenomenon had John Travolta, Kyra Sedgwick, Forest Whitaker, and Robert Duvall. Timothy Green does not. Both have amazing feats done by the star, both have wonderful old houses and beautiful leaves, they both even have the same music, but Timothy Green is the poor sequel and unfortunately the story is not as good. If you see Phenomenon first, Timothy Green will disappoint you...