Simon Birch
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From the day he was born, Simon Birch (Ian Smith) was different. He was no bigger than a baby bird, and the doctors predicted that he'd never last the night. But he did. Then they said he'd never last the week. But he did. Weeks turned into months and months into years, until Simon grew into a boy with an unwavering belief that God had a special plan for him -- that He had made him that small for a reason. Simon's only friend, Joe (Joe Mazello), is on a quest of his own. His young and beautiful mother, Rebecca (Ashley Judd), has kept the identity of his father a secret. With dreams… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 44%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Great, overlooked film."
‑ Gerry Shamray, Your Movies (
"Not as good as the book, but not bad either."
‑ David N. Butterworth,
"May be a bit too sweet for its own good."
‑ Michael Dequina,
"Wonderfully performed and syrupy sweet"
‑ Clint Morris, Moviehole
"Simon Birch's bark shrivels under the weight of its two-hour length and dramatically under-developed script."
‑ Elias Savada, Nitrate Online
"A rare and wonderful testament to the ardor and resilience of faith. In these times, that is enough to cheer about."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
"Simon Birch packs the dramatic impact of a mayonnaise sandwich on white bread."
‑ Bruce Feld, Film Journal International
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