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88
Chicago Sun-Times
So breathtaking, so beautiful, so bold in its imagination, that it's a surprise at the end to find it doesn't finally deliver.
75
ReelViews
What Dreams May Come has the sensibilities of an art film placed into a big-budget feature with an A-list cast.
63
The Globe and Mail (Toronto)
Too bad. What dreams may come, indeed, when such enticing foreplay ends with a consummation devoutly to be missed.
60
Empire
This is one of those failures that has so many near-great things that it almost gets by on guts.
58
Entertainment Weekly
So diaphanous it practically dissolves as you watch it.
50
Astonishing visualizations of the afterlife are coupled with a drawn-out allegory about communication between the living and the dead that becomes something of a trial to sit through.
50
Christian Science Monitor
This visually inventive fantasy paints the wide screen with colorful effects, but its psychological and spiritual ideas rarely rise above "new age" fuzziness.
50
What's so disappointing is that the film had so much potential as a concept. The story slowly degenerates into a plodding, sappy bore.
40
The insidious influence of too much therapy permeates this misguided and very long picture.
25
How can a film look so radiant and be so hollow?
25
A scary example of bad movies happening to good people.

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