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Evelyn Review

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Critics scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.

  • 3.0
    55

    out of 100

    Metascore®
    Mixed or average reviews
    based on a weighted average of all
    critic review scores.

  • 63

    out of 100

    USA Today Claudia Puig

    A simple, sentimental family drama for the holidays, Evelyn, alas, is also predictable and schematic.

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  • 67

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly Lisa Schwarzbaum

    Stephen Rea, Aidan Quinn, and Alan Bates play Desmond's legal eagles, and when joined by Brosnan, the sight of this grandiloquent quartet lolling in pretty Irish settings is a pleasant enough thing, 'tis.

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  • 75

    out of 100

    ReelViews James Berardinelli

    A shamelessly uplifting motion picture that attains its feel-good status by forging a deep emotional connection between the undertrodden protagonist and the audience.

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  • 75

    out of 100

    Chicago Sun-Times Roger Ebert

    Told with the frank simplicity of a classic well-made picture, it tells its story, nothing more, nothing less, with no fancy stuff. We relax as if we've found a good movie on cable. Story is everything here.

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  • 75

    out of 100

    Chicago Tribune Michael Wilmington

    If the real-life story is genuinely inspirational, the movie stirs us as well.

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  • 80

    out of 100

    Wall Street Journal Joe Morgenstern

    A surprising, entirely beguiling little film.

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