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San Francisco Chronicle

By Edward Guthmann
Rich with physical and psychological texture, and boosted by Thomas Newman's muted score, Unstrung Heroes is that rare mainstream film that...
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90

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Unstrung Heroes is a revelation. [15 Sep 1995]
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88

Chicago Tribune

By John Petrakis
Unstrung Heroes is an extremely moving and surprisingly funny love sonnet to family, tolerance and the joys of individuality.... One of the...
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88

Boston Globe

By Jay Carr
Unstrung Heroes, with its small, detailed brush strokes and its eye for specifics, marks Diane Keaton's directorial breakthrough. [15 Sep...
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88

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Keaton has crafted something rare: a screwball comedy that cuts to the heart.
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88

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Unstrung Heroes has been directed by Diane Keaton with an unusual combination of sentiment and quirky eccentricity.
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75

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
There's nothing especially original about Unstrung Heroes, but the story is told with intelligence and sensitivity.
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63

TV Guide

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The result is an imperfect but genuinely moving film.
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58

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Trying for a dark-toned comedy of familial mishap, Keaton dips into the sentimental fraudulence.
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50

USA Today

By Mike Clark
Yet because this adaptation of Franz Lidz's childhood memoir is odd enough and even stylish enough to attract a small following, you might...
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Common Sense Media says OK for kids 12+ Quietly moving story of a boy dealing with loss.
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