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Reign Over Me Review

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4.5

Dave White Profile

… a decent movie for thoughtful adult audiences … Read full review

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

  • 4.0
    61

    out of 100

    Metascore®
    Generally favorable reviews
    based on a weighted average of all
    critic review scores.

  • 50

    out of 100

    Wall Street Journal Joe Morgenstern

    This is not a simple picture. It's serious, disarmingly funny at times and certainly ambitious, yet diminished by some of the traits that have made the standard Sandler characters so popular.

  • 67

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly Lisa Schwarzbaum

    A strange, black-and-blue therapeutic drama equally mottled with likable good intentions and agitating clumsiness.

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  • 75

    out of 100

    USA Today Claudia Puig

    This is not a simple, uplifting tale. It's never clear whether Charlie will fully recover, and that sense of realism is the film's strength.

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  • 75

    out of 100

    Chicago Tribune Michael Wilmington

    Reign works better much better than "Upside" because of the cast and because Sandler and Cheadle together keep it lighter. It's an easy film to watch, but less easy to be moved by.

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  • 80

    out of 100

    The Hollywood Reporter

    It doesn't exploit our emotions about Sept. 11; it simply tells a story that exists because of what happened that day -- one that should resonate with a wide, appreciative audience.

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