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Reviews: The Odd Life of Timothy Green (2012)

Reviews for this film from our members:

  • Rick Aragon @ Rick’s Cafe Texan
    • Excerpt: The worst sin the Odd Life of Timothy Green commits is what it does to poor Shohreh Aghdashloo.
  • Luke Bonanno @ DVDizzy.com
    • Excerpt: It thinks of itself as Timothy: a cute, tender, heartwarming, wholly good-natured miracle who lifts the spirits of everyone who sees him. The film is literally none of those things and I hope it doesn’t fool you into thinking otherwise.
  • Samuel Castrlo @ Ochoymedio.info [Spanish]
    • Excerpt: Una película “familiar” como las de antes. Tierna y amable, es lo suficientemente cursi, para emocionarnos.
  • Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews
    • Excerpt: Just what drew writer/director Peter Hedges to this ill-conceived idea? The story might be credited to Ahmet Zappa, but clearly it springs from the Scandinavian children’s story “Otesánek,” which was made into the comically nightmarish “Little Otik” by Czech stop motion animator Jan Svankmajer in 2000.
  • Jim Dixon @ Examiner.com
    • Excerpt: “The Odd Life of Timothy Green” is predictable and tugs too hard at the heartstrings, but that doesn’t mean you’ll find yourself immune to its very real charms, either.
  • Mark Dujsik @ Mark Reviews Movies
    • Excerpt: As for the illusion of the inherently fanciful nature of the tale, the framing scenes become an even greater problem.
  • Kate Erbland @ Film School Rejects
    • Excerpt: The Cabbage Patch Kid movie nobody asked for could charm your family – or terrify them forever.
  • Susan Granger @ www.susangranger.com
    • Excerpt: Uniquely enchanting, wish-fulfillment fantasy fable
  • [New – 4/5] | MaryAnn Johanson @ FlickFilosopher.com
    • Excerpt: Utterly undemanding and predictable, yet it’s not without its easy charms…
  • Benjamin Kramer @ The Voracious Filmgoer
  • Matthew Lucas @ From the Front Row
    • Excerpt: In an era when irony seems to pervade our popular culture, Timothy Green’s unabashed innocence seems like something out of another time. It embraces its simplicity wholeheartedly, and emerges as something both deeply beautiful and completely charming.
  • Jason McKiernan @ Next Projection
    • Excerpt: So the movie upends expectations…hooray. That doesn’t mean it isn’t still a dry, glum slog.
  • Tom Santilli @ Examiner.com
    • Excerpt: The film is wholesome to the point where it is almost agitating.
  • Cole Smithey @ ColeSmithey.com
    • Excerpt: Lighthearted, but emotionally sincere, writer/director Peter Hedges’s tale of a boy created out of best intentions is yet another addition to this year’s batch of magic realist movies.
  • Frank Swietek @ One Guy’s Opinion
  • George Zervopoulos @ Movies Ltd [Greek]
Updated: July 10, 2015 — 11:02 am

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