The Blue Butterfly
The Blue Butterfly (2004)

A terminally ill boy has one dying wish: to catch the most beautiful butterfly on earth.

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: May 23, 2006
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Critic Score: 44% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Ann Hornaday
Washington Post

The patronizing, gratuitous sentimentality undermines what could and should have been a simple story of courage and beauty.

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Eric Campos
Film Threat

Something like an unfunny version of "Dutch."

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Peter Howell
Toronto Star

Pete McCormack's script only occasionally yields to melodrama. Mostly it allows the characters to breathe freely, expressing a greater range of human emotion than just love and sympathy.

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Oz
eFilmCritic.com

If this film was of an American Beauty-standard, wouldn't it be wasted on the ten-year-olds and grandmothers that the production is really geared towards?

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Stephen Cole
Globe and Mail

Feels as forced and sentimental as one of those disease-of-the-week melodramas that were once the mainstay of U.S. television.

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Jim Slotek
Jam! Movies

Literally half the experience of this movie involves watching the wildlife. And on this level The Blue Butterfly works magnificently.

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