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80
The Hollywood Reporter
The kind of drama that British television used to do so well, a well-constructed, smartly observed story of ordinary people learning how to communicate with one another.
75
TV Guide
Dellal and their cast consistently hit the right notes, and the result is an uplifting tale that you don't have to be embarrassed to enjoy.
70
Wall Street Journal
When a feelgood formula is fleshed out artfully, going along with it can feel very good indeed.
63
If you don't mind some contrivance, On a Clear Day is a diverting underdog tale.
63
Pleasantly inspirational on its own terms, "Clear" is no one's idea of fresh goods.
63
New York Daily News
Just as surely as the shortest distance between two points is a straight line, this domestic comedy follows a direct path through every crisis, every resolution and every sentimental heartbeat laid out in the script.
63
Chicago Tribune
While On a Clear Day can claim both a surplus of heart and adequate brains, it comes up lacking in the courage department.
63
New York Post
Unlike American movies about challenging yourself, it's all played in a minor key.
63
The Globe and Mail (Toronto)
Didn't we just see this movie? Over in Britain, big bad governments may be outsourcing his job and rendering him redundant, but never fear -- the plucky working-class hero has definitely found a steady gig on the silver screen.
58
Entertainment Weekly
Scottish actor Peter Mullan saves a drama tangled in the seaweed of life lessons from drowning in pathos.
50
It's a first feature film for both screenwriter Alex Rose and director Gaby Dellal, and their inexperience shows in Frank's underdeveloped relationships with family and friends and in the movie's sluggish pacing.

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