The Mighty
The Mighty (1998)

In the tradition of My Left Foot (1989), Peter Chelsom directed this emotional drama of outcasts, adapted from the Rodman Philbrick's popular young-adult novel Freak the Mighty. Although burly, slow-paced eight-grader Maxwell Kane… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: October 2, 2001
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Critic Score: 75% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Heavy-handed and overwrought.

Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

Good movie about friendship for middle schoolers.

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Dan Lybarger
Nitrate Online

Decently acted but only moderately inspiring.

James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette

it would be a shame if this funny, warm-hearted film didn't find a sizable audience...

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Clint Morris

Touching and ultimately rewarding..Culkin shines

Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

Celebrates imagination as the firepower that enables these two outsiders to transcend their disabilities, loneliness, and familial problems.

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Michael Dequina

Instead of relying on maudlin music cues and heavy-handed dialogue, Chelsom has faith enough in his script and his cast to allow them to strike emotional chords on their own.

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John R. McEwen
Film Quips Online

...A cheesy, overdramatic tear-jerker full of transparent sentimentality and forced emotion.

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Bill Chambers
Film Freak Central

The film is barely watchable when [Gillian Anderson is] on screen.

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Widgett Walls

A tearjerker that isn't shallow and obvious about pulling the emotions out of you, and can actually be viewed more than once without blowing its shelf life.

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Flixster Audience Score: 79% Flixster User Reviews
Mike S
Wonderfully written story, about two young bully victims - both outsiders and disabled in their own way - who find a best friend in each other, and together… More
Lafe Fredbjornson
There are good times and sad times had by the two boys. I could barely survive the sadness. It was great seeing Sharon Stone and Gillian Anderson.
Richard C
i had read the book and it's much better then this movie. I thought this was good though. it had some stupid parts that I didn't like, like te king… More
Leigh Ryan
Fantastic film.
Red Lats
The Mighty is about two kids who together are much more than each is separately. The acting of the two kids is great, and I don't know how they convinced… More
Marcus Woolcott
Fairly average feel-good movie.