100

San Francisco Chronicle

Perhaps the best teen date movie ever set in the year 1914, "Tuck" represents a brave leap against the tide. No sex, no car crashes and minimal violence. It just might be a hit.
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88

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
Not a typical Disney family film -- thank god. Charming and thought-provoking, this is the kind of movie with the sweetness necessary to appeal to younger (although not too young) viewers and the philosophical richness to draw in veteran movie-goers.
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83

Entertainment Weekly

A dreamy adaptation of Natalie Babbitt's cherished 1975 children's novel.
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75

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
These actors offset the modern-day ordinariness of the leads -- Jackson, especially, seems as if he's just driven over from a mall tour -- and so, ultimately, does the exquisite moral dilemma of Tuck Everlasting.
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75

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
Smart, curious and brave.
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75

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
Carefully walks the fine line between paying homage to a classic and entertaining a modern audience.
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75

New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
Solid family entertainment, a handsomely crafted and well-acted new film version of Natalie Babbitt's classic 1975 children's book.
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75

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Sweet, family-friendly and philosophically complex, Tuck Everlasting is an unexpected delight.
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75

Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
Best of all, Ben Kingsley as the menacing man in the yellow suit, brings the picture pungently to life every time he flashes his enigmatic smile.
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75

Miami Herald

The magic of the film lies not in the mysterious spring but in the richness of its performances. The producers have assembled a cast with three Academy Award winners.
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66 out of 100
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