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Spanglish Reviews

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November 18, 2019
Sandler makes another step toward his transition from comedic actor to serious actor, while Leoni actually evokes sympathy for a character with some serious issues. But it is Vega who lifts Spanglish to its lofty heights.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
March 30, 2011
Spanglish is a heartfelt, funny, sad, human story about what people want and what they should do; about culture's colliding and maintaining their individuality; and about what parents do for their children.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
December 28, 2010
Mixed messages wrapped in stale stereotypes.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
April 29, 2009
It's no masterpiece--I can admit--but the performances won me over in the end...
August 7, 2008
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
March 30, 2007
The film racks up points for stressing in eloquent ways the importance of one's own roots, even when dwarfed or demeaned by the lure of the dominant, more affluent culture.
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October 11, 2006
While the content isn't always pretty, the lessons are important. And, Brooks, thankfully, isn't afraid to face these themes, ugliness and all.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
April 1, 2006
A satisfying and grown-up flick that boasts all of James L. Brooksâ(TM) strengths.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
September 26, 2005
Vega radiates effortless strength and charm in her first Hollywood role, and Sandler proves to be a gratifyingly unpredictable leading man, self-effacing one moment and hilariously emphatic the other.
July 5, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
April 15, 2005
A worthy follow-up to [Director James L.] Brooks' 1997 success, As Good as it Gets.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
March 1, 2005
Brooks' script moves through potentially melodramatic scenarios with insight and bright humour.
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February 27, 2005
A wonderfully touching and brilliantly funny work that's as committed to its characters as it is to its audience.
| Original Score: 80/100
February 26, 2005
Sandler is excellent, delivering a heartfelt performance that is easily on a par with his work in Punch Drunk Love.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
February 16, 2005
While the movie has an interesting message, and conveys it in a compelling approach, its structure limits it from ever being completely successful.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
February 11, 2005
It's a bit overlong and laboured, but the heart is in the right place and John Seale's cinematography is impressive but unobtrusive.
February 7, 2005
It is nice to see Adam Sandler in a role outside his normal wild behavior. This is an enjoyable show with a lot of substance.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 13, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
January 13, 2005
Sandler is devastating as a crumbling family man.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
January 13, 2005
The film gets better as it goes along ... and all the characters, including Deborah, become more interesting and appealing as we get to know them better.
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