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39 Pounds of Love Review

  • Release Date: Apr 09, 2005
  • Runtime: 1 hr. 10 min.
  • Genres: Documentary
  • Director:Dani Menkin Critics


Dave White Profile

… so tedious. Read full review

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  • 3.0

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  • 38

    out of 100

    Chicago Sun-Times Roger Ebert

    Feels uncomfortably stage-managed, and raises fundamental questions that it simply ignores.

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  • 63

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    Chicago Tribune Michael Wilmington

    Like the cerebral palsy-stricken Irish artist Christy Brown of "My Left Foot," Daniel Day-Lewis' Oscar-winning role, Ami is forced to fight such overwhelming odds to express himself that his very limitations become an aid to his vision.

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  • 67

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly Lisa Schwarzbaum

    In moments that have nothing to do with representing the weight of love (whatever that is), the film comes alive: when Ami Ankilewitz isn't a symbol - just a man who, for instance, loves a woman.

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  • 70

    out of 100

    The Hollywood Reporter Sheri Linden

    An unsentimental portrait.

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