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88
Chicago Sun-Times
As Darabont directs it, it tells a story with beginning, middle, end, vivid characters, humor, outrage and emotional release. Dickensian.
88
New York Post
A reminder of just how good Hollywood storytelling can be.
75
Entertainment Weekly
Excessive, but I, like Mr. Jingles, can't resist the Christmas-season cheese.
75
USA Today
Well acted by an ensemble that leans toward equality for all, Mile carries its long running time extremely well.
75
New York Daily News
Has a simple but exceptionally powerful and uplifting emotional lure.
75
Chicago Tribune
On many levels, it hits its marks -- but it still misses the impact of some shorter, less-ambitious movies that play with our emotions more deftly or deeply, walk their miles, deadly or not, with a lighter, faster, more confident tread.
75
Miami Herald
A very engrossing movie, the kind that gives shameless manipulation a good name.
65
Mr. Showbiz
This jailhouse jam is quite a haul.
63
Philadelphia Inquirer
Surely a life sentence goes by quicker.
60
Rolling Stone
But just watch Hanks, with the effortless grace of a Jimmy Stewart, turn the loony into something sweetly logical. Now that is magic.
50
San Francisco Chronicle
Three hours of overstatement and schmaltz.
40
Moves with the suffocating deliberateness of a river of molasses.

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