Suffers from sentimental overload and a tidal wave of conscience-searching clich�s.
Matt Zoller Seitz
Not great, not terrible, mostly bearable, occasionally insufferable; you might watch it all the way through if you were tucked into a blanket on a couch and weren't so thirsty, hungry or in need of a bathroom break that you felt compelled to get up.
Alternately crass and treacly, overbearing and under-finessed, the film ... is on life support from get-go.
A loathsome redemption tale that rings false on every front.
Never rises above polished plastic, formulaic, and pedestrian.