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Metascore

Based on 27 critic reviews provided by Metacritic.com
100
San Francisco Chronicle
One of the most powerful romances of recent years, it is as generous as they come.
75
New York Daily News
It's a romantic weepie.
75
Christian Science Monitor
Offbeat tale, which tackles weighty themes. But sentimentality overtakes intelligence.
75
Miami Herald
It's almost startling to see a film that believes in itself and its characters so deeply.
75
New York Post
Structurally flawed, occasionally shlocky, but written with unusual intelligence and subtlety.
75
Baltimore Sun
Gordon deserves credit for at least attempting to deal with political themes, and the tension isn't bad either.
63
Chicago Sun-Times
Has a good heart and some fine performances, but is too muddled at the story level to involve us emotionally.
58
Mr. Showbiz
The movie is a shambles, a rambling, disjointed love tragedy with a story that amounts to little more than a mess of fade-outs, sloppy montages, and dramatic sketches.
50
Entertainment Weekly
Enough to anesthetize the living.
50
Rolling Stone
Gorden teases out some affecting scenes, but not enough to carry a film that promises more than it delivers.
25
USA Today
Spanning the counterculture '70s to the more career-oriented '80s and doing justice to neither decade, this event-heavy adaptation of Scott Spencer's novel may give viewers whiplash.

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