• Released
  • August 4, 2000
  • R , 1 hr 30 min
  • Art House/Foreign
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88

Boston Globe

By Jay Carr
Reveals real feelings.
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75

New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
Has the schematic feel of a disease-of-the-week TV movie, but the connections made between jazz and the minds that produce it turns the...
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75

New York Post

By Hannah Brown
Sounds bleak, but turns out to be an absorbing and lively film.
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75

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Badly lit and at times, awkwardly inspirational, yet there's real feeling in it, especially when the movie suggests that Tourette's...
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Bob Graham
If it seems to have the ingredients of an after-school special, the performances take it to another level. Gut level.
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63

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Desmond Ryan
An honest, plainspoken and unsentimental movie.
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63

Baltimore Sun

By Chris Kaltenbach
Laura's histrionics sometimes seem forced, and Hines has to struggle to be the heel the screenplay sometimes asks him to be.
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63

Chicago Tribune

By John Petrakis
Works better as a sociological study than as a gripping drama.
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50

TV Guide

By Maitland McDonagh
Preachy and predictable, an afterschool special in all but name.
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50

San Francisco Examiner

By Wesley Morris
Not entirely persuasive, not entirely schmaltzy, "The Tic Code" is one of those well-meant dramatizations... that mysteriously made it all...
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Rated R | For explicit language, adult situations