A Simple Twist of Fate
A Simple Twist of Fate (1994)

Steve Martin adapted George Elliot's classic novel Silas Marner into an updated (and infrequently funny) account of a recluse who adopts a young girl.

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Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
Release Date: September 2, 1994
DVD Release Date: May 6, 2003
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Critic Score: 43% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Michael A. Smith
Nolan's Pop Culture Review

One of Steve Martins most underated performances

Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies

Dreary, misconceived movie about a man redeemed by the love of a child.

Steve Rhodes
Internet Reviews

Steve Martin is at it again remaking classic stories in new, fresh, and wonderful ways.

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Fred Topel
About.com

Inconsistent tone. Not quite a drama, definitely not a comedy. But it's not balanced, it's either/or.

Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

Proves that the good life cannot be purchased but must be patiently constructed out of love and devotion.

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Clint Morris
Moviehole

Good Intentions.....that's about it

Bob Bloom
Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)

Steve Martin gives a quirky performance that holds interest.

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Flixster Audience Score: 57% Flixster User Reviews
Kevin M. Williams
Executive produced and written by Martin what else would this be but a star turn vehicle for Martin? Whatever the case, what is finally delivered is quality… More
Dean McKenna
Steve Martin makes a wonderful performance in this effective tale of a man who all but cuts himself off from the world after he discovers that the child his… More
Lucas Martins
A moving and entertaining film. A Simple Twist of Fate, nevertheless is not the best of Steve Martin.
Candy Rose
Get the tissues out. Heart warming movie.
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This movie is about a man named Michael McCann (Steve Martin) who lives a lonely simple life. That is, until he finds an abandoned little girl on his doorstep.… More
Leigh Ryan
So cute.